light fitting

  1. willowcat

    Confusing ceiling rose - please help!

    I am at my wits end with this light fitting. We’ve been living in this house for 3 months and come across quite a few failed DIY jobs from the previous owners, and unsafe electrics. I’m trying to fit a new light fitting in the kitchen and was surprised to find four wires (not including the...
  2. C

    GU10 fitting stuck (resolved)

    I've replaced three GU10 fittings like the one below without issue. It's been as simple as grabbing one or two of the lugs and twisting anticlockwise. The inside white ring then twists about a centimetre and then falls out from the middle ring. The light blub with then fall down slightly, and...
  3. Oliver Dawson

    Ceiling light tripping when turn off

    Hi I recently fitted a new light fitting on the ceiling of a downstairs bathroom now every time I'm the light is turned off it trips out the lights. From what I understand I've why did it wrong so that the switch is back to front ie off is on / on is off. But I don't understand how to correct it...
  4. OwainOW

    3 Way Light Switch turning one light on and another off from same switch.

    Hi All, I installed a new 3 way switch and intially had it working on all 3 switches after just doing a switch by switch cross over of the cables. I then snapped a screw in the backing box which meant draggging all the wires out. Although I tried to group them I have been unable to rewire...
  5. A

    Metal ceiling light with no earth

    Hi All, My partner on a whim has purchased a new living room light, we currently have the dangly kind. I’ve taken a quick look and it appears we may not have an earth wire so might not be able to switch the ceiling light now. Before I call in a professional to help switch the lights I’m...
  6. L

    Cracked ceiling plaster near spotlight

    We have a loft ladder that unfortunately sits over the top of a recessed GU10 spotlight, so when we had our insulation topped up, the combined weight/pressure pushed down on the top of the light fitting so that it protruded slightly from the ceiling. I'm not sure the light was fitted...
  7. lxhrn

    Replacing bathroom light with LED downlight

    Replacing an old bathroom light that takes a G10 bulb with one single LED downlight, link below. https://www.screwfix.com/p/luceco-ftype-fixed-fire-rated-led-downlight-white-600lm-6w-220-240v/7046t My current wiring looks like this: Inside of the downlight to be installed: After i...
  8. C

    New copper light fitting to old wiring (no earth)

    Hi all First time attempting to replace a light fitting. I have unscrewed the current metallic light fitting only to find what appears to be old wiring with the earth not actually connected to anything? The new light I have is copper and the instructions state in bold that this light must be...
  9. J

    How best to attach this light fitting to the ceiling?

    I bought this light fitting second hand and it didn't come with any fixings. As you can see from the photos, the screw holes are not on the sides of the ceiling mount unit so buying the usual metal bracket for this wouldn't work. Should I screw the fitting directly into the ceiling using Rawl...
  10. R

    Fitting a new ceiling light

    Hi I am replacing a ceiling light and have discovered three cables, each with three cables. Photo is attached showing the cables with the old light fitting. Two cables are 3 core. The other seems to have 1 earth and two live going by the colour. My new light is only fitted with 3 single blocks...
  11. E

    A heavy light fitting and a Victorian plaster ceiling rose

    Hi everyone I hope someone can advise me with this problem. We have moved into a house with handsome original ceiling roses, which I don't want to damage. The previous owners had some pretty chunky chandeliers installed, and in the centre of the ceiling rose there's an 8cm hole with a hook in...
  12. L

    4 cable ceiling rose

    Hi, I'm changing a bedroom light fitting, which was a ceiling rose with 4 cables. The new light fitting just has live and neutral. I've followed previous advice and connected the 3 plain black wires to the neutral, the switched live (black with red tape) to the live, the 4 red wires to a single...
  13. B

    Converting L1 ceiling light fittings into E27-ready fittings

    Good afternoon, UK-based DIY-ers A query from a DIY-novice here: In their great wisdom, the builders of my flat decided to install L1 light fittings to all 6 of my ceiling lamps. L1 bulbs don't serve my purposes, so I want to convert these L1 light fittings into something that can take E27...
  14. A

    Electronic or magnetic ballast

    I have a 2D florescent bath lamp which is constantly blinking and won't remain switched on. Tried replacing the start switch which made no difference. I want to try replacing the bulb now to see if that's the problem however i don't know what type of ballast I have and most of the bulbs i've...
  15. S

    So many wires....Help for final light fitting.

    Happy New Year all - hope next year works out better than the last! Does anybody know what to do here?. I’ve changed some of the light fittings in our house no problem but the last one I need to do has more wires than I know what to do with. I've attached some images of the ceiling rose...
  16. C

    Light fitting help

    Hi So moved into a 1930s house, in the process of doing it up and trying to do as much as possible myself I've got little knowledge in general around DIY hence hitting a snag and wanting some guidance please see photos So from research I can see is that old electrics seem to only have the...
  17. D

    Oven lamp housing for chimney

    I am looking for a generic oven lamp housing to fit inside a chimney approx 1.2 meters above the grate. All housings I can find are specific to a cooking oven and are made to fit into a molded space in the oven lining. I want something I can surface mount inside the brick chimney. Any ideas...
  18. M

    Help... light fitting wiring

    Stupid am I, I removed old fitting without studying the wiring. I currently have 3 wires coming from the ceiling, with 3 reds still together, 3 earth together, and 3 black wires (one of which has a red tag). I assume the the red tagged black wire is the live, and to put both the other 2 black...
  19. F

    Installing Ikea light fitting with different wiring.

    Hi All, I wonder if you can help – I am wiring in a new light pendant from Ikea. In the past whenever I’ve fitted light fittings I’ve just replaced the wiring into the like for like sockets in the new fitting. However, this one is a bit different. I’m replacing a standard pendant light that...
  20. N

    Bathroom light problem

    Hi I wonder if anyone can help. I have a problem with my bathroom light which has been fine for the last 4 years. the lightswitch is located outside of the room (important or not?). When switched on the light activates as does the fan as they are on the same circuit. Most recently when the...
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