Halogen light fitting blowing fuse

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Hi everyone - and Happy Christmas!

The house I live in was rewired about 2 yrs ago - the previous occupants passed on the certificate etc to us. My partner fitted a 2 halogen light fitting (one in the dining room and one in the living room) about 3 months ago and both worked fine until last night when the living room one stopped working - and blew the lighting circuit. He's checked the light switch and the connections to the light - all look OK. No bulbs have obviously gone (they are very small ones with two prongs to fit them with) - though I am not sure how they would look if they had blown. The light still doesn't work and now the light switch won't stay in the 'on' position - it pops back to off. We have a fair bit of trouble with the fuses going (and we aren't sure why - but that's another story!). What should we check next? Any ideas on what it might be and what we should do on Christmas eve (except light some candles!)
 
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If they are 12v lamps then it is probably the transformer in the fitting that has gone, it also sounds as though the switch has failed coincidently at the same time, but I am a bit concerned that you say it was rewired 2 years ago but still has fuses.
 
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Think I probably mean something other than fuses - I have to ping a switch back up? Technically, am much better shopping than DIY - stereotypical but true.

Thanks for your advice - he's replaced the switch and switch works but still no lights, we'll have a romantic Christmas eve and replace the transformer shortly.

Have a good one.
 

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