Over the last week one of our ceiling lights has stopped working. (Decorative 3 bulb fitting)
I've checked the bulbs they are okay,
I've checked the decorative fitting, that's ok.
I've replaced the light switch that's ok.
I've temporarily put up a standard pendant fitting but that doesn't work.
I believe the fitting is the last on a 'loop in circuit' as there are only two cable coming in to the rose. (One from the previous rose, presumably in the hall and the other to the switch).
The cables are terminated as follows : Live connected to live (chocolate bar connector, red to red), both blacks connected to seperate chocolate bar connectors and the earths terminated together.
The light fitting is connected : brown to switched live and blue to the black cable from the previous rose (mains supply).
But still no light, all I can think of is that there is a fault in the cable from the previous rose somewhere on the neutral as I get power through the live feed (red). I also get power through the switched live when the switch is in the 'on' position.
I also get power going out of the fitting back to the neutral in the mains feed when the switch is in the 'on' position, is that right?
Is it time to call in the proffessionals???