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Help With new Dunelm Ceiling Light Fitting

Postby Susy3036 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:59 pm

Hi, my husband and I have just bought a house and are new to DIY. We want to replace the light in one of the bedrooms with a new light fitting from Dunelm. After switching off the electrics we removed the existing light and junction box from the ceiling. There is one cable with 3 wires - the casings are red, black and yellow/green. However the new light fitting expects there to be 4 wires in the household wiring, of which the live wire does not get connected to the light fitting. Of the 4 they expect one to be a switch wire. Is our red live wire the same as the switch wire? Can we connect our red to the brown of the new light?
Thanks in advance!
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Postby Mr White » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:15 pm

Yes, you can connect existing red to the new brown wire.

You are lucky you only had one cable, usually, there are 3 cables for lights, each cable has 3 cores. (9 wires in total) when you come across one, mark each one with an indelible pen and take lots of in focus pictures. (Saves hassle latter)
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