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Need Help Wiring Outside Light into Internal 2 way Light Switch

Postby humantrafik » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:40 am


Would be grateful if someone could assist with this outside light dilemma I have. Can do basic electrics but not sure about this one.

So I have an outside light with live and neutral. Drilled a hole through the wall into the existing kitchen 2 way switch. The kitchen has 2 separate light switches for the same light. The other light switch is 1 way and the one I need to use for outside light is 2 way.

I have a attached a badly drawn diagram which I hope will help someone tell me what I need to do? or if I need to buy anything?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Mr White » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Your switches have no neutral (They have no need for one) so that means you can not connect your new light to the existing cables and expect it to work.

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Postby chriscba » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:02 pm

You will have take a supply from a working light or ceiling rose or spur from a socket with a switched fused socket outlet, then wire the light to this.
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