wiring 2 wall lights


Postby frostie 333 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:51 pm

hi could someone pls help, i have a single gang light switch, can i replace it with double light switch and take a feed from it to a junction box under the floor boards and power 2 wall lights from it ? the room is the lounge downstairs and the 2 wall lights i wish to put in are under the chimney breast as a feature
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Postby ericmark » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:45 am

Except where original lamps run off extra low voltage so there is no traditional ceiling rose, the black or blue wires found in a light switch are the switched return live wires not neutral so another lamp can't be tapped into switch it has to come from ceiling rose. Often people use a switched fused spur unit and power the extra lights from the ring main.
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Postby frostie 333 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:08 pm

[quote="ericmark"]Except where original lamps run off extra low voltage so there is no traditional ceiling rose, the black or blue wires found in a light switch are the switched return live wires not neutral so another lamp can't be tapped into switch it has to come from ceiling rose. Often people use a switched fused spur unit and power the extra lights from the ring main.
Eric[/quote]

ok thanx bud !
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