An old lamp had been previously removed by decorator and was unable to take image prior installation of a new lamp.
There is a switch panel on the wall that powers three separate lights. Each light has its own switch.
What have I done wrong with the 3rd cable? All the remaining cables have live, neutral and earth, however, the 3rd only has neutral and earth. I think this is a live return to the switch panel and should be with the browns?
But you picture does look right as one of the cables has its brown connected to the other browns, and its blue has brown sleeving, which indicates its a switched live.
The one thing that I would be concerned with is the blue cables, you have four of them going into a wago designed for only 3 cables, I would change that to a bigger wago as doing your way results in bad connections which can be a fire risk.
I see what you mean about the wago Mr White and have an alternative wago I can use.
As for the third cable, it is the third section of conduit that has only a neutral and earth.
I think it does power the other lights in the lounge which are on the same switch panel (3 gang 2 way). So chriscba, does this mean the 'hot' brown should be the only one connected to the single blue (return to switch panel) and the remainder as normal?
I tested the idea of the spare neutral being a return to the switch panel with no success or adverse effects. Please see diagram. I think I am closer, but not quite enough to not call a sparky. There is something really simple I'm missing. What are the odds two switches on a panel have failed?
Tested the spare neutral wire and still no lights on. There is however power to the hot wire and power to both lamps with all switches off, but no lights lit (circuit not closing with neutral?). Back to the diagram.
Have tried wiring the central light in the lounge using this diagram, have power to the central light, but not the two on opposing walls. Starting to think about using this configuration, but then connecting spare neutral to switch live as well.
Replaced switch plate and wired up same as before, however this appears as one way on the back as opposed to one way/two way on the old one. Middle light always works, side lights don't. Almost ready to get electrician.....
I'm going to try two more things tomorrow. Start fresh and wire as per chriscba and see if it makes any difference with a particular neutral. Second, open the ceiling a little and see if a set of wires hasn't recessed in the ceiling. Everything is pointing to a lack of return for the side lights. The centre light works fine, but the side lights do not. Either there is a missing neutral, or there is a disconnection of a neutral.
I even went so far as to replace the switch and removed one of the side lights to check if it worked in the centre of the room (it did). So, it's not the switch plate or the alternative lamps.
PS-have contactless voltage detector, multimeter and purchased some BS6004 cable today so I can check continuity of the wiring on the side walls.
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