Replacing this double with a single switch

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Hi,

Our wall lights are controlled by a double switch, a switch for each side of the room (no other switches control these lights):

We're redecorating at the moment and would rather all of the lights are controlled by a single switch. As you can see in the picture, a single wire from the wall goes into COM (at the top) on one switch, and there's a joining wire onto the second switch's COM.

There are then two separate red wires going into the bottom of each switch.

Can I wire both of these bottom wires into the bottom (or L, or whatever it's labelled) of a single switch?

Rich
 
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Hahaha excellent! =)

Thanks

I suspected I could, just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to offend some Greater Sparky Regs god in some way by doing it.
 
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Why? I never suggest wrong alternatives.
First of all a fact - that is simply not true. For example we have all of us, I'm sure, lost count of the number of times you've said that our nominal voltage is 240, or it is not 230.

So, either you know that what you said here is untrue, i.e. it's a lie, or you think it is true, i.e. it's more evidence that you are delusional.
 
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ban-all-sheds";p="3394530 said:
Why? I never suggest wrong alternatives.
First of all a fact - that is simply not true. For example we have all of us, I'm sure, lost count of the number of times you've said that our nominal voltage is 240, or it is not 230.

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The arguement here is the stupid use of the word "nominal". Have you ever measured UK mains voltage? It is always around 240v, never 230volts. To use 230v for calculations is madness in the circumstances. As I've said before it is a made up figure to please the Eurocrats. No doubt if we vote to leave the EU the nominal will magically revert to 240v!
 
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Have you ever measured UK mains voltage?

Assuming you mean domestic single phase? Thousands upon thousands of times over the past 27 years.

With results ranging from 199 - 411V. And a huge proportion of those are a lot closer to 230V than you would like.
 

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