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Another 'new light fitting to old wiring' question.

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by angularbanjo, 4 Mar 2021.

  1. angularbanjo

    angularbanjo

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    Sorry about this but I can't see this having been covered already.

    The old wiring from the ceiling is standard one each of Red (L) Black (N) andyellow/green (E) in a connector box, so 3 wires into a connnector box.

    The new light fitting has 3 bulbs and 2 cables each of which has one Blue (N) and one Brown (L) wire (there is also an earth wire), so 5 wires in total

    I would have just normally doubled up the 2 new Blue (N) wires and connected them to the old Black (N) on the connector box and the same with the 2 new brown wires to the old Red on the box and obviously the same with earths.

    However! The wiring instructions on the light fitting states:

    Neutral loop - (N)Black to Blue ...fine
    Earth to earth...fine

    here's the bit that puzzles me:

    Switch wires - blue with brown sheathing or black with red sheathing (S)....Brown (nope lost me!)
    Live loop - Brown or red (L)....No connection to light fitting (eh?? What do I do with the Red live from the household supply??)

    Any help as always gratefully received
     
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    You do not have a Live Loop.

    Just Switched Live Red, Neutral Black and Earth G/Y.
     
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  4. angularbanjo

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    So does that mean I just proceed with the original plan of doubling up the 2 blues and 2 browns from the new fitting and connecting them to the respective neutral and live wires from the household supply?
     
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    Pictures would help immensely.
     
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    Of course they would, daft of me not to do it in the first place, see attached and thanks again
     

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    Yes. Plus the earth.
     
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    Surprised they aren't terminated in a connector block.
     
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