Light Fitting Change Wiring Question

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  1. andyhuk

    andyhuk

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    Hi,

    I am looking to replace my hall lights, with LED modern lights and the fitting is different as expected.

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    The new LED light only has a live and neutral does not require an earth according to the instructions. I presume I can just put black electrical tape over the earth wire

    My existing hall light fittings both have loop wires as shown below:

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    The brown wire and black wire with red tape on it I believe to be the live.

    The remaining black wires, along with the blue, I believe to all be neutrals.

    I am not sure what I do with the loop wires, do they go into one of the live feeds on the new LED fitting?

    Any advice would be gratefully received.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. RandomGrinch

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    Hi,

    You could use something like a Greenbrook lighting connector?
    https://www.toolstation.com/greenbrook-lighting-connector/p79534
    The 4 way block, would replace the the ceiling rose, and you would only need a 2 core cable connected to the 3 way plug as the fitting is double insulated.
    The whole block, when wired, would then push up into the ceiling void.
    I hope that makes sense! :)

    ...The loop wires would not go into one of the live feeds on the new fitting!
     
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    Why black?
    The earth wires must remain connected together, in a block.
     
  5. sparkwright

    sparkwright

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    Probably because he already has black tape.

    You need green and yellow earth sleeving.

    Poole Lighting. Don't go there on a Saturday.
     
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