The new light does not have a live or neutral wire attached to it, only terminal blocks for the E,N and L wires, this was what was confusing me. The instructions state that I should use the wire from the ceiling, but doesn't mention what to do with the switch wire.
I am having a problem with fitting the wires that were in the original ceiling rose onto the terminal block. If I connect all live wires to the live section and do the same for neutral and earth the light switch does not appear to switch off. The instructions mention an extra wire in a ring circuit but do not clarify if this is the case which should be discarded - any suggestions
when u took the old light down the lives would have all been together one of the blacks is not a neutral it is the switched live coming back to the live term of fitting the remaining blacks are neutrals, if you put all blacks together the light will stay one until u operate sw when circuit will trip/blow fuse as u put a short circuit across sw.
lights not in a ring!, u can't 'discard' any wires u need to find out which is sw. wire.
Get help if not sure, see project for replacing light.regards Sparx
I had realised my mistake after removong ceiling rose but after a few blown fuses was able to identify live black wire but as all wires connecting direct to spot light both on and off switch were in same place (hence light not going off) have finted a four way junction box which seems to have solved it