New LED Light Fighting With Two Earth Wires


Postby SL135 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Hi,

I am looking for some advise. I am trying to replace and old metal ceiling light with a new LED light fitting.
When I took down the old ceiling light, I have three wires, one each of earth, live and neural. The instructions that came with the light say these should be connected to the connector block which is fine. However, the instructions also say to take the extra earth wire from the bracket of the light and also attach this to the connector, meaning there will be two earth wires in the connector - the mains earth and one from the fitting. Is this correct? I want to make sure as the earth wire came screwed into the bracket in the light packaging.
I have also attached a few photographs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Mr White » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:07 pm

SL135 wrote:I have also attached a few photographs.


Sorry to say, I see no pictures. (I will guess the file size is too big, you will need to use a picture editing programme to make the picture file size smaller, It's quite common on forums)
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Postby SL135 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:44 pm

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SL135 wrote:Hi,

I am looking for some advise. I am trying to replace and old metal ceiling light with a new LED light fitting.
When I took down the old ceiling light, I have three wires, one each of earth, live and neural. The instructions that came with the light say these should be connected to the connector block which is fine. However, the instructions also say to take the extra earth wire from the bracket of the light and also attach this to the connector, meaning there will be two earth wires in the connector - the mains earth and one from the fitting. Is this correct? I want to make sure as the earth wire came screwed into the bracket in the light packaging.
I have also attached a few photographs.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Mr White » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:50 pm

From the looks of the picture, I am guessing the other earth wire should go to the bracket which you mount on the ceiling, to which you then attach the light fitting.
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