No, one is connected one side of the load and one to the other side.
As you have not explained what 'live (correct sense)' means, I am somewhat confused. There is a Live wire and a Switched Live wire at the switch and the lamp does light, so I take it one of those is not a 'live (correct sense)' wire. Presumably the Switched Live is not a 'live (correct sense)'. Is that right?If there were two live (correct sense) wires going to the switch, the lamp would not light,
As I said earlier, I did not mention wire colour. I did not take the wire colour to mean anything.The fundamental flaw in your thinking is that the wires are determined by colour and are Live and Neutral before you connect them.
The circuit is merely a conductor split by the supply, lamp and switch positions.
You could insert a switch in the Line or Neutral, but it must be placed in the line.
In response to "that connection [between live & neutral] is made at the bulb and the switch opens / closes a gap in the live wire"
In what sense was it incorrect?Yes, I know, Bernards explanation wasn't correct.
In what sense was it incorrect?
Bernard was talking about current travelling from 'Live', through switch and lamp to Neutral - such that the same current would flow through both live an neutral (so that an RCD would not trip).
Kind Regards, John
Thanks for trying to help. I think the problem here is that all of the electricians are used to expressing things in a certain way (nothing wrong with that, all trades have conventions and use language in a specific way) and when I used words/phrases to mean something different there was confusion.Perhaps this will help
To be blunt if you cannot understand that there is no direct connection between Live ( or switched Live ) in the lamp to Neutral then your understanding of basic electrics is inadequate for you to do any work on electrical equipment.
and in an incandescent bulb the electrical connection is just that, a piece of wire.
as well as being unnecessarily rude
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