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The Old ceiling Rose Question - After Removing and Replacing With new Light Fitting

Postby epoch911 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:48 pm

Hi All
I'm fresh on here so please be gentle! Its the age old question I'm afraid - I've removed a ceiling rose from a bedroom and want to fit a new light fitting

This is what came out...


And this is what's going back in ( The L/N I know are the wrong way round on this pic)

I presume I'm missing a live switch loop so could someone possibly give me an idiot's guide to what wire I need to connect to what as my brain is a bit fried and I want to make sure nothing else is

Many thanks in advance

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Postby kbrownie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:09 pm

The cores and sleeve colours pictured (pic1), indicate you have a switch line( black core, sleeved brown), a permanent live(brown core), a neutral(grey core, sleeved blue) and a CPC/Earth (yellow/green)

So what exactly was disconnected from this and does the switch for the original fitting operate anything else?
As this is not a standard wiring set up, for a ceiling rose that is a simple on/off function.
Do you have a means of testing for voltage? Something that can test two conductors, not a neon screwdriver please!
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