Wiring an outdor light


Postby zubrant » Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:29 pm

Hi,

I'm not a great DIYer by any means and have just removed an old outdoor light by the doorway. Behind this are two cables, each with a red, blank and earth.

I have a new light which has a brown, blue and earth.

I have tried several connections but cannot get this to work when I flick the switch - can anyone give me a hand please?

Once combination made the light come on but I could not turn it off.

Cheers
zubrant
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:26 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby BLAKEY1963 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:19 am

[quote="zubrant"]Hi,

I'm not a great DIYer by any means and have just removed an old outdoor light by the doorway. Behind this are two cables, each with a red, blank and earth.

I have a new light which has a brown, blue and earth.

I have tried several connections but cannot get this to work when I flick the switch - can anyone give me a hand please?

Once combination made the light come on but I could not turn it off.

Cheers[/quote]

ZUBRANT
QUITE POSSIBLE THAT ONE OF THE BLACKS WOULD HAVE BEEN TAGGED RED AND MARKED AS A LIVE SWITCH WIRE.
THIS WOULD GO TO BROWN ON FITTING.
YOUR OTHER BLACK UMARKED WOULD B A NEUTRAL AND GO INTO
THE BLUE WIRE OF THE FITTING.
TWO REMAINING REDS ARE PERMANENT LIVES AND R CONNECTED
TOGETHER IN A BLOCK , TAPED UP.
THE TWO BARE EARTH CABLES , WHICH SHOULD B SLEEVED IN GREEN AND YELLOW SLEEVING. ARE CONNECTED TO THE EARTH WIRE OF FITTING. ( MOST IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ).
BUT THIS WORKS IS OUTDOORS AND BECAUSE A SPEACIAL LOCATION
OF INCREASED SHOCK RISK COMES UNDER PART P AND IS NOT DIY.
I WOULD ADVISE GETTING IN YOUR PART P SPARKY
TO HELP U .
BLAKEY1963
Rank: Site Agent
Progress to next rank:
31.6%
Posts: 658
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:57 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics