Ceiling fan

23 Nov 2003
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United Kingdom
I have a bedroom with two ceiling mounted lights (don't ask - it is a legacy - and will be changed when the lath and plaster ceiling will be replaced, at some point) controlled by a switch each in a double fitting.

I have swapped one of the normal lights for a ceiling fan with a light. The connections from the ceiling are:

blk/red: live feed
blk/red: off to somewhere else
red/red: switch cable (so just switch cables at the switch, no lives)
all earthed

The connections on the ceiling fan:

Live block for the lights
Live block for the fan
Neutral block
Earth block

I have wired it up so the blades are pulled on and off via a cord from the fan body. The light is switched on and off from a pull cord too.

Of course, the original wall switch is a 'master' switch - this has to be on all the time for the light cord switch to work.

My question is: could I wire this up somehow to make a 2 way circuit (so I can switch it on and off) from either switch?

I suspect not.

Thanks for any help.
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You could have 1 wall switch for both lights, and one just for the fan . . . but again, they would be master switches, not 2 way switches.

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