Bathroom shaving light problem

29 Apr 2013
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I'm fitting a new bathroom shaving light, swapping like for like.
Problem is although I fitted it exactly as per the instructions the light doesn't work.
I've checked the bulb, on/off corded switch etc and established that the problem lies with the 2 contact type switches? that remain open therefore stopping power reaching the bulb.
I'm at a loss what to do.
The actual shaver point isn't required so I wondered whether to simply leave the transformer unconnected and just have the power going to the bulb via the on/off switch.
the power is a spur off the upstairs lighting ring.
Please any advice and can anyone explain how these contacts/relays? work and their purpose?
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As EFLI says. The contacts are a safety gizmo so that live contacts are not exposed to your wet fingers when you change the lamp.

It is a well fact that people get straight out of the shower and, while still wet, set about changing their bathroom lights.:rolleyes:
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I was thinking it needed the shaver plugged in. Most shaver points don't energise the transformer until the shaver plug is in the hole. I know this has caused problems with over heating when used to charge a tooth brush, or rechargeable shaver. Designed for intermittent use only. Seems daft as since I started to shave some 45 years ago there have been rechargeable shavers.

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