light wiring?

9 Dec 2007
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I'm replacing a single ceiling light with four halogens. The current wiring is a L/N/E connection with all the earths connected into one terminal; all the lives are taped together; the neutrals are in one terminal and finally the live switch wire is on it's own in a terminal.

The halogens i have bought have only a live and neutral terminals. Can i just link them to the L/N terminals to the existing system?


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Connect the live to the switched live terminal and the neutral to the neutral terminal. Do not touch the live terminal. Make sure all the earths are connected together.
Thanks! One final thing. There is no earth on the lights - instructions say that they are double insulated and don't need to be earthed. is that correct?


All junctions must be in enclosed boxes (no open terminal strips) and must be accessable.

Re the earths, these must be carried thru the wiring to each light fitting, even if the light fitting itself does not have an earth connection.

I guess these are mains halogen?
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Again, thanks. The wiring as i found it was all open. None of it was enclosed. Have got a junction box to place all the wiring in.

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