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Outside wall light

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by cluelessX2, 17 Jan 2021.

  1. cluelessX2

    cluelessX2

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    Hi all,
    Currently I have an outside wall light with a PIR detection . I want to change the light as it's cheap looking and plastic cover
    I have removed the cover of the light and discovered 4 cables. Brown into the brown on the light, Grey with a blue sleeve on into the blue on the light, the earth is just into a connection box but no earth on the light and finally a black cable just cut off and not connected to anything.
    My new light isn't PIR and I want to be able to switch it on so it stays on It has 3 slots on the connector obviously Blue N, Brown L and Earth.
    Can I just connect the grey with the blue sleeve into Blue N, Brown into Brown L connect the Earth cable and leave the black alone as it is now ?
    As it's outside do I need it checked afterwards or to inform anyone?
    Many thanks
     
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  3. terryplumb

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    Do you have a switch that controls the light ? If so, wire it as you described. Put the unused black into an insulated terminal block that can sit loose inside the light fittings base.
     
  4. cluelessX2

    cluelessX2

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    Hi, yes I have a switch controlling the light now.
    Thank you I'll follow your advice.
     
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