problem adding new light


Postby alci4 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:21 pm

hi all

i am adding a new light in a walk in wardrobe and have taken the wires from the celing rose in the bedroom

problem is when i have the wardrobe wires connected, the wardrobe light works but the bedroom does not

when i disconnect the wardrobe celing rose wire from the bedroom celing rose the bedroom light works

wondering if anyone can offer any advice

thanks for your time
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Postby kbrownie » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:43 am

Sounds like you have mixed your cables up, you need to be taking the incoming live (RED/BROWN) from the middle terminations of the ceiling rose should be reds/or browns terminated here already and then returning the neutral from the wardrobe light to returning neutral on the bedroom light (BLACK/BLUE) this should be at the side where your neutrals a terminated to the blue flex on light fitting again should be blacks and blues already there. Connect all earths to earths, I connect earths first.
I assume the switch is already attached to the wardrobe light.
Again additons to circuit in bedrooms don't need notification to building controls but do need a minor works certificate.
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Postby alci4 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:28 am

hi thanks for your reply

below is a small image numbering the terminations and below the wires connected to the corisponding numbers and the wires destinations in brackets i think i had done it as you said but i am still having no joy

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! 1 2 3 4 5 6 !
! 0 0 0 0 0 0 !
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1/ one brown wire (to lamp)
2/ one black wire (into celing)
3/ one red wire (into celing) and one brown wire (to wardrobe light)
4/ two red wires (into Celing)
5/ two black wires into celing) and one Blue wire (to wardrobe light)
6/ one blue wire (to lamp)

All earths are connected

Have tries taking the live brown to the wardrobe from term 3 and 4 with same result (wardrobe light works but bedroom doesn't)

thanks for any iseas and hope the little illustration helps
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Postby SparkyPaul » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:39 am

what do you mean by not work?
does the fuse pop / mcb trip when you turn the wardrobe light off?
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Postby kbrownie » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:44 pm

Hi are the 1/brown and 6/blue the flex to your lampholder/fitting on bedroom ceiling?
I'm assuming 2 and one of the 5s are the switch wires.
So looking at your configuration.
1 and 2 connected together, this will link live via bedroom switch
3 and 4 should be connected together, this offer live feeds via looped in light to switch and wardrobe light
5 and 6 connected together, this will return neutrals.
What your doing by having connection 3 as it is, is by-passing the live feed to bedroom light
Is there any other lights that don,t work on this circuit and what type of connection block is at bedroom light?
I hope you can appreciate that working remote is much a matter of making assumption,
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Postby ele » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:53 am

Hi, i read your question, and have just joined the site, have you solved your problem yet, regarding light in wardrobe, if not then i will see if i can help,
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