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Help with fitting replacement kitchen light

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Lee Bowden, 1 Jun 2019.

  1. Lee Bowden

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    Hi all,

    Help required for kitchen light.. aius integrated led. Original light was a strip light which was removed before I got to it. All wires were separated.

    Put a ceiling rose up and connected. Connected light and both kitchen lights do not function...

    A switch in living room for the landing light

    Possibly haven't found live switch wire...
     

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  3. flameport

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    How, and using what?

    Most likely one or more wires are incorrectly connected.
     
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    Neutral is the name given to the conductor(wire) which completes the circuit from the load back to the supply.

    It is NOT a generic term for any old blue or black wire.

    No you didn't. There were only two neutrals.
     
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  5. Lee Bowden

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    If I am wrong than that's fine. I'm just looking for a solution to the problem. Been let down by electricians so thought I'd seek help here.
     
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    Switching black wires around I get different results but not what I'm looking for. I thought all live wires stay together also the earth. Then 1 black wires is a live switch and other 2 are neutral?
     
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    Please stop doing that - it will lead to things being damaged.

    Do you have a multimeter or any other test equipment?
     
  8. Lee Bowden

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    I have a multi meter. 1 black wire beeps. Other 2 do not. Beep still there when switching on and off the switches.
     
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    1 black wire is porch light switch
     
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    Can I suggest you ask the person who took it down for a copy of the photo they took or diagram they made before they took it down. If they didn't do either ask them to pay for a sparks to fix it.
     
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    Lee you stated above that there are two kitchen lights ,but in earlier thread you stated there was only one ? Is there two separate light fittings on kitchen ceiling, please confirm ?
     
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    What does that mean?

    What are you using the multimeter to measure, and between what?
     
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    It shouldn't be something you need to "find".

    It should be something known to you with absolute certainty before you start any fiddling.
     
  15. Lee Bowden

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    Two light switches for 1 light... sorry if I've mistyped and confused anyone.
     
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    Because someone on here said I hadn't
     
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    I was told to use a multi meter to find a wire that would make multi meter beep.
     
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