Two red live two black neutral light circuit pains and led bulb


Postby Papio » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:40 am

My building has this horrible two red, two black lighting in the halls, I've switched out one faulty light from an ancient fluorescent contraption to a neat little e27 with a led bulb.

It worked perfectly for many hours and then died taking the other lights offline with it, where the ancient fluorescent contraption allowed the juice to flow the e27 doesn't seem to shunt power.

Firstly will a higher rated bulb last longer in a circuit with power hungry brethren?
And
What should i have replaced the faulty unit with?
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Postby Mr White » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:58 am

From what you have said, it sounds like you have wired your new lamp in series with a fluorescent light. That is not how its done.

Pictures or drawings of what you have / have done would be better. It may also be quicker if you were to get a competent person in to look at it for you, as the down side of this forum is the replies take so long to appear.
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Postby Papio » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:11 pm

Mr White wrote:From what you have said, it sounds like you have wired your new lamp in series with a fluorescent light. That is not how its done.

Pictures or drawings of what you have / have done would be better. It may also be quicker if you were to get a competent person in to look at it for you, as the down side of this forum is the replies take so long to appear.


Apologies I spoke too soon, turns out the cowboys that came and didn't bother fixing my light changed the timer so the lights switched off 1am to 5am and my solution works perfectly.

Next time I'll just cut the lock off the electrics cupboard instead of checking with a multimeter.

The lights are indeed wired in series so one broken light fluorescent tube or faulty wire and all lights die giving the council free raine to charge emergency exuberant amounts of money for simple repairs.
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