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2 way light fitting - 2 switches

Postby andrewa1966 » Sun May 17, 2009 9:50 pm

1 have 2 light fittings - one in the hall, one on the landing. Both can be turned on and off, by switches at the top and bottom of the stairs, ie both on or both off

I have changed the fitting downstairs
The downstairs light works fine, but the upstairs just glows dimly

Please help, what have i done wrong
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Postby kbrownie » Mon May 18, 2009 9:52 am

Need to know core colours of cables in switches sounds like you have got the conection mixed up, which is causing dim lighting.
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Postby el-hombre » Mon May 18, 2009 6:14 pm


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Postby bd3cc » Mon May 18, 2009 9:12 pm

You say you have replaced the fiting downstairs. Have you replaced any switches?
If not, the fault has to be at the fitting which you have replaced, but as KB says,would need to know cable no's and colours before offering advice.
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