1. E

    2 gang 2 way switch Switch 1 on and off are reverse but Switch 2 is correct.

    I have a 2 gang 2 way switch for 2 lights (corridor light and bathroom light). COM1, LA1 and LA2 is for switch 1 (Bulb 1). COM2, LB1 and LB2 is for switch 2 (Bulb 2). Remark: Those yellow cable are yellow, so we don't know which is live wire. When the switches are on. The bulb 2 is on but the...
  2. E

    Replace 2 way 2 gang

    I am replacing the old switch to new switch (2 way 2 gang). The top one is the new switch. The bottom one is the old switch. L11 and L12 are no cable connected. I can't figure out where to put these wires properly on the new switch. Any all help will be greatly appreciated!! Thank you...
  3. K

    Light circuit intermediate switch - what's up?

    I have three switches controlling one set of of lights on the upstairs lighting - one each end, and one downstairs. We have been living here several months and never noticed a problem, but a few weeks ago, I noticed that the intermediate switch did not work when the downstairs switch was in up...
  4. A

    2-Way Time Delay Switch Replacement

    Hi, I'm looking to replace a 2-way light switch for a 2-way delay light switch. I have replaced one already for a pneumatic time delay switch, but the second switch I bought has different wiring which I'm unsure about. Can anyone advise on how to rewire it correctly?
  5. SMF

    Puzzled.. Wiring a touch light from old switch

    Puzzled.. I am trying to replace an old 2 gang 1 way switch (see below how is wired) to a new 2 gang 1 way touch light switch (2nd picture), however I'm confused by the wires. Although a total novice, Im guessing the one were there is 2 res wres attached, is power and is being looped over to...
  6. D

    2 gang 1 way dimmer to 1 gang switch

    Hi, I have series of halogens in kitchen organised in 2 groups and fed to a single (1 way) dimmer light switch with two buttons (2 gang). Can I replace this with a 1 way 1 gang non dimmer? Only current one has worn out and I never use one set of lights without the other. Thanks
  7. G

    Replacing switch with a dimmer in a 3 way installation

    Hi guys. Trying to instal a dimmer switch but the arrangement I have is quite tricky so though I will ask for some advice. So the lights in my house can be controlled via multiple switches. I have 2gang 3-way switch in the kitchen to control kitchen and living room lights. I have 2x 1gang...
  8. C

    Replacement dimmer switch module

    Hi all. This dimmer switch module has stopped working. Would anybody be kind enough to recommend a replacement and where I can purchase it. Rather than me buying a whole new light switch and having to chuck the old one into a hole in the ground. Many thanks in advance.
  9. B

    Stupid Pneumatic Delay Switches

    I live in a leasehold property in London and I’m responsible (along with two others) for property maintenance. there’s a big hallway/stairway inside the building and the lighting is controlled by about half a dozen of those white pneumatic delay switches. We’re not happy with them - they don’t...
  10. S

    2 Gang to 1 gang dimmer switch wiring advice

    I've been trawling about 25 threads for an answer to what I hope is a really simple question about how I replace a 2 gang switch, which currently controls two seperate hanging light fittings in my lounge, to a single dimmer switch. I don't want to control the lights independently any more as...
  11. Egg80

    Double switch 2 gang changing issue - bathroom/extractor fan

    Hi, Hope someone can help. I've been changing the faceplates in my bedroom and the double switch to our en suite has me stumped. It controls the light and the extractor fan however, the terminals are different. I tried wiring the brown wires to L1s (notice 1 brown wire has to parts exposed (is...
  12. D

    Dimmable LED bulb in old dimmer switch lighting circuit

    What's the worse that can happen? Distant elderly relatives need to replace some old 60W tungsten filament bulbs. Problem is, the lighting circuit has an old dimmer switch and I've read that even dimmable LEDs don't work properly (or at all?) with old-style dimmer switches. The possible...
  13. OuluChris

    Replace double dimmer switch with single

    Hi, A room in my flat has a double dimmer switch but only one ceiling-mounted light (and no other main lights). It's also old and causing flickering (several of the other single dimmers in the flat have already been replaced because of this). When I remove the switch from the wall there are...
  14. W

    Replace 3-Gang + 3 Way switch, with a 3-Gang Smart Switch with No Neutral

    Hi all, I recently swapped my living room light switch which was a 1-gang basic light switch, and replaced it with a 1-gang smart switch. The wiring behind my light switch had no neutral wire, so I made sure I purchased the "no neutral" version of the smart switch. Now I'm moving onto my...
  15. Frederic

    dimmer switch wiring

    Hi all, This is my first post here and I am looking for some electrical diy help. I would like to replace some existing light switches with dimmer switches. I could call an electrician but I feel like it should be a fairly small task that I could handle myself. We already have a dimmer switch...
  16. J

    Repair a wider cut off around electric box. Best method.

    I done some dob and dab and on few occasion the cut off for the electrical box is wider than the cover plate and can see the box. What would be the best and strong way to make good around it? Thanks
  17. T

    2 gang dimmer

    Hi, I am replacing a normal switch for a dimmer. The new switch only has one live terminal, it’s a double switch, it is a 2 way switch but will be used one way, I have changed wires over to match the old one but only get power to one switch. There was a small piece of wire connecting to 2...
  18. N

    New lighting circuit in a newly built porch

    Sorry for the crudeness of the diagram but would someone mind taking a look at how I’m looking to set up the following in a newly built porch: 2 x indoor downlights (switched) 2 x outdoor wall lights (switched) Power supply to 12-16v transformer for a Nest Hello doorbell. Route supply back out...
  19. L

    Take power from a light switch

    Hi, new to the forum, consider myself a bog standard diy-er, better with wood and paint but happy to try most things. I'm renovating a property and in the downstairs 'outhouse' there's a light with a single switch on or off. I would like to put another light in another part of the outhouse and...
  20. bettz1

    3 gang light switch

    Trying to change a broken Volex light switch with a Click Thats what it looked like when I took out the Volex switch I've mirrored how the cables went in with the click switch but lights aren't working. There all in L1 & L2's like the original Volex any help?