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Ceiling rose to new light fitting

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by StuW71, 18 Sep 2021.

  1. StuW71

    StuW71

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    This should have been easy but now I’m just bloody confused!

    new fitting has a three connection block, I get this, I get the earth connection to earth. But where do the black/red, black, and blue wires go in relation to the brown and blue from the light fitting.

    Really appreciate any help.

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  3. chivers67

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    It's quite a small terminal block and difficult to make out which wire is which. The Black with Red sleeving is the switched live from the light switch which needs to be terminated into the Live of your light. The neutrals all need to be connected to fit into the neutral terminal somehow maybe a single leg from a Wago block to join them all, have you a shot of your light to see what/how much space it has inside it? All the Lives fit together hope the picture helps.

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    It looks like you have three cables there? Hard to tell.
    I guess you forgot to take a photo if where they went before you disconnected them? Thought not.:rolleyes:

    in that case all you need to do is follow Chivers diagram. The wire marked “from switch live” is the black wire with the red tape on it.
     
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    You haven't said if you have a sketch or photo of how it was connected before you started.

    Because we don't have that, we can take an educated guess.

    Black with red tape = live of light fitting
    Plain black + grey with blue sleeve = neutral of light fitting.
     
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    And you will need a fourth terminal to connect the three red wire together

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  7. StuW71

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    Ok - so, don’t judge but yes as soon as I disconnected everything I thought ‘shoulda taken a pic of that’ hindsight is a bitch! Equally the ceiling rose I removed was completely different to the one I’m fitting. I’ve followed the advice @sparkwright and bingo! Everything works thank you!!! No sparks, no tripping, I’m still alive and everything witches on and off as expected.

    Thank you!
     
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