These are the light bulbs used currently. The Philips (higher wattage) being used in the problem area.
Perhaps something like this could work?
So I take the lightbulb out and turn on off and doesn't trip. I only know very basic electrics, so would you have an idea what it could be wrong with the bulb? It meets the requirements of the lamp, and is dimmable.
Yes the RCD in the consumer unit trips. It sounds like I may need to get an electrician in.
What is confusing to me is why do one set lamps work fine without it tripping, but the ones I want to use cause it to ??
I have two 5amp sockets which are to be used for side lights and controlled by a dimmer on the wall in my living room.
I have never used these sockets and bought two lamps and changed these to suitable plugs. On using it trips circuit. I was convinced that it was the lamps.
I am having an issue with changing my lamp plug from a standard British 13 amp plug to a 5 amp plug. I have done this many times before with no issues.
However on opening the 13 amp plug I only have 2 wires - live and neutral, with no earth wire. On wiring in the two wires into the 5 am...
Great thanks for your help, I thought as much. There is one that hasn't got a wire connected " I " (the first one). Can I do trial and error with the wires remaining without causing damage? Is it normal to have excess wires unused as I will have?
Thanks again, and much appreciated.
I have recently renovated my flat and changed the entry phone. This phone was moved around a lot to accommodate the works going on. All was working totally fine, and I have been left with a phone that doesn't buzz when someone is at the door, but you can press the button to let them in...