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New loft light - quick check of wiring diagram please!

Postby giljonath » Mon May 17, 2021 11:45 am

Hi all,
I'm looking to install 2 light in my loft using quickwire boxes.

Looking at my sketch, is this correct for the new loft light i.e.
- use quickwire splitter box on existing upstairs lights
- use a quickwire switch and load box, with wire to the new loft switch and loft light?
If I put a second light in, can I use another quickwire splitter box as shown in black?
If so, the new loft switch will control both loft lights wont it?
Thanks alot!
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Postby Mr White » Mon May 17, 2021 6:20 pm

It might work, it might not, your drawing is not very clear, and to be sure, a wiring diagram of what you intend to do would be better.
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Postby chriscba » Thu May 27, 2021 12:36 pm

I would try not to use splitters, cable joiners & junction boxes etc, your just introducing areas for faults.
Your sketch is ok, however I would connect the new feed to the switch from the light fitting, then run a cable to the first light then a cable to the second.
I was always taught to have all connections in fittings or switches.
If there is a fault you can find it a lot easier.
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