I'm having a problem hard wiring a new circular fluoro light in place of a tube fluoro.
When I removed the existing cabling from the back of the old fluoro housing, I didn't mark what went where.
We now have no hardwired lights working and at the new light the neutral is "live" continuously. When I turn that light switch "on" both active and neutral are "live".
At the junction box (for that light) in the ceiling cavity, there is the cable coming from the previous light, a cable that dead ends 6' away in another junction box, a cable that presumably goes to the next light, and a cable which goes to the light switch.
What I have done is
1. connect all the earths together and extend down to earth connection on light fitting
2. connect all the actives and extend down to one side of light switch
3. connect other side of light switch to active connection on light fitting
4. connect remaining neutrals and extend to neutral connection on light fitting
I think I have the same as the bottom image at: http://www.diydata.com/planning/electric_lights/electric_lights.htm#wiring
Can anyone suggest where I have gone wrong?