1. S

    SOLVED (Faulty 2 Gang Switch) - 2 way switch isnt working

    In the kitchen diner I've got a 1 gang switch in the kitchen to control spot lights and in the dining area I have a 2 gang switch (one gang for the spot lights in the kitchen and the other is for a light above the dining table). Below I have shown the wiring I have done, for some reason the...
  2. eveares

    2 Amp round pin plug wired to trailing socket?

    Curious how one would react to/code to a 2 amp round pin plug wired to a normal UK single trailing socket, So client can use normal light fixtures fitted with a BS1363 plug connected to a 2 amp round pin socket, to allow flexibility and easy hot-swapping of light fixtures without having to wire...
  3. S

    Installing a heavy chandelier with a Y shaped bracket

    Hello. The other half has this chandelier which wants hanging. Replacing another chandelier. It's really quite heavy. each bulb shade it very thick metal. Not thin metal or glass. Quite thick metal. It looks like it comes with a bracket. I think it's a bracket. It came as it. no mounting...
  4. F

    Can rust be removed from this light?

    As the title states. See images attached. - it is a downlight that is used to light our front porch. - It has a dawn-to-dusk sensor. - Installed x5 years ago Can the rust be removed? It was supposed to be waterproof but it has corroded a little. Is this normal or can it be removed? Even the...
  5. B

    Light and extractor fan won’t run together when operated by new kinetic switch?

    This is quite an obscure question and was hoping that someone could help me out. Currently have a bathroom running a light & extractor fan that operates off a horrid pull cord switch. I was hoping to change that to a wireless kinetic switch system I found off Amazon, essentially a Quinetic...
  6. B

    Wiring new light pendant has me stumped

    I’ve checked wiring diagrams and other forum posts and I’m still stumped. I’m likely being an absolute fool here. I’ve wired plenty of lights before, this room has two lights off a single switch. Essentially there’s three lives that I can’t quite figure out where they’re supposed to go Pic...
  7. M

    2way switching help

    Hi, I’ve wired up a light in my garage however it will only stay on (the switches don’t do anything) I know somethings wrong but because it’s from an unswitched fuse I can’t find that specific diagram online. Terminated as per attached if anyone could please recommend how to fix - many thanks!
  8. D

    LED Downlights recessed into celotex (not by me!)

    I'll preface this by saying that the builders the PO had in doing this extension were complete clowns and there are all sorts of idiotic things we keep finding around the place (example: laying an entire floor and then treading paint all over it and not bothering to clean it up), but this one...
  9. M

    New light fitting - Please tell me if its safe?

    Hi All, DIYer here, no real knowledge as an electrician. Was just trying to fit a new light in my landing and I am doing so on the rose that has a lot of wires coming from it. Rather than taking the rose off and trying to wire up a new light with a junction box myself (as this would probably...
  10. E

    Rendered retaining wall down lights.

    Hi everyone, I’m building a small retaining wall (yes still building it ) and am now thinking about lighting. The blocks are up and I’m shortly sorting the patio subbase out when the weather gets a bit warmer. I’d like to put some lights at 3 locations along the front of the wall (see diagram)...
  11. Martyn Bell

    Eiger ETL1192U-600 Bat Light

    I bought an Eiger bat light for my wife's car (as she does not have a boot light) a few years ago. The bat light battery was completely flat a few days ago, so I am charging it. Does the red led change to green when it is charged, if not how long should I charge it for Please.
  12. T

    Simple Outdoor Garden Light Installation

    Hi there, I'm planning on installing an outdoor garden light (lamp post type with three 60w bulbs). It will simply be wired with a 3 amp plug, as don't wish to wire it permanently into the lighting circuit. I already have the socket available right at the consumer unit which is handy. I'm just...
  13. A

    Cabling for outside lighting query

    I have a quick question, I am getting my rendering done on my extension and wanted to clarify I can do what I think I can do for the outside lighting. The fuse board location is on the first floor as shown on the drawn picture. I have four post lights that I want to position as shown by the...
  14. 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...
  15. K

    Lighting up dark stable for works

    We have a stable with no windows and it is a black black space, becasue ever with the single light on it is still dark. We are going to be doing lots of works in there so need to get it well lit. Dimensions are 5.4m x 3.55m. We can string lighting across the whole of the 5.4m dimension...
  16. A

    Strange lighting wiring colours? Replacing fluorescent fixture

    Hello all, I’ve had a look over the sticky regarding lighting wiring and I think it doesn’t answer my question. I’m trying to replace the long fluorescent fixture in the kitchen with an ordinary light fixture (bar/spotlight). The problem is that there’s some bizarre colours (peach, orange and...
  17. JD2012

    Best Maglite LCD Conversion Kit.

    I was thinking of buying a LED Conversion Kit for my 2 Cell Maglite Torch. I am not sure of the model but its the black metal police type and takes two batteries. Any ideas thanks?
  18. J

    Do I need an electrician?

    Hi, Sorry if this is the wrong thread or area to put this. Do I need an electrician to install lights for a low ceiling? I haven't decided 100% what I am getting but something similar to the types of lighting below. Would I be able to just follow a youtube video with the wiring or is it best...
  19. Z

    Installing Outdoor Lighting

    Hi All, New to the forum, looking for some advice. I'm a fairly competent DIYer and have completed some other minor electrical stuff recently... I'm looking to install some outdoor lights in my new house as currently have none. There is no existing lighting circuit outside or sockets, however...
  20. M

    Best option for swapping halogen spotlights for LED

    Evening all, I'm a bit behind in the world of LED lighting as before having a baby earlier this year, we didn't really use the main lights very often. However, the existing halogen spotlights are now getting a lot more use (and some of the transformers have died) so I think it's time to look...