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Light fittings

Postby RobbieM » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:18 pm

Hi all - 1st post so hope in the right place.

This is a really strange happening. At home, I have two spotlights - they're both controlled by a dimmer control on the wall. Let's call the lights A and B.

Yesterday, I got home to find A not working and B ok. Not having changed either before, I started to remove A to swap it for a new bulb. Result: A and B both off.

This evening I replaced both for new bulbs. Result: A now working and B off. I've tested the continuity of the bulb in B and it's fine.

I don't have the confidence to test whether there's power getting through to socket B - but it was working fine last night.

In short, it seems as if in the process of removing A, I've damaged B somehow but they're 12 feet apart! Furthermore, they're obviously in parallel because A is currently on and B off. I've had a quick look at the dimmer on the wall and it only has two wires going to it so it can't be the dimmer.

I'm at a loss and thinking of calling in an electrician. Any advice very welcome.

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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:45 pm

get your sparky in to check things over.

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