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New Ceiling light

Postby paul mutton » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:23 pm

Hi Everyone, I am new to Electrics and thought I would ask for some advise on installing a new Ceiling light

1st the new light has the 3 basic conections live earth and neutral
the existing wires to conect to this are the confusing part
I have 3 red wires
I have 1 yellow and green
I have 2 Black
I have 1 black with a red sheath
not sure where to put the black sheathed 1 and the third red one
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Postby thedoctor » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:57 pm

See our projects section and go to the electrical projects. All the info you need for lights and switches is in there.
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Postby mephistico » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:35 pm

3 reds - Together in a connector (permanently live)
2 blacks - together in connector with Neutral of light
1 black with red sheath - in connector with Live of light
1 yellow/green - in connector with earth of light.
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Postby ericmark » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:05 pm

All three red together but do not connect to new lamp. (Loop)
Yellow/Green to earth should be three may be all in one sleeve may be also to new lamp. (E)
2 black together and to blue of new lamp. (N)
Black with red sleeve to brown on new lamp. (L)

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