New light continued.....

5 Apr 2006
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Last Sunday I asked about replacing a ceiling rose with a light which only has choc block connections. Obviously, since this was bought from B&Q, it is a load of utter rubbish and doesn't have a connection for the "loop" permanent live. It merely has 3 connections for switched live, neutral and earth.

It was suggested that I put a piece of terminal block/choc block in there to connect the permanent lives - could I use the connection block chopped out of an old ceiling rose for this? It will fit in the space where the light fastens to the ceiling - I have already cut it and checked.

Or is such a thing a no-no - even though this connection block is designed specifically for wiring lighting circuits up.

Thanks for any advice
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You can buy terminal block which looks like this from most DIY sheds:

You need the 5A or larger.
If you can post a pic of what you have chopped out of the ceiling rose as I am thinking a 3 way uninsulated block of metal.
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dont use those mate,they have no integrity when removed from the base and are liable to just fall apart if you ever untape them.

use connector blocks as previously suggested

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