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Wall Light Wiring

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by scottpetrie, 20 Mar 2020.

  1. scottpetrie

    scottpetrie

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    I have just removed a wall unit from my living room which had lights in it. The wiring came from pre-existing wall lights that were removed to make way for the unit. (This was all done before I moved in) image.jpg I would like to fit new wall lights now, but notice the wiring is only black and red, no earth. Is this okay?
     
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    It depends on the light you choose. Some need an earth, some don't.

    Is there not an earth wire in the cable that an idiot has cut off?
     
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    Trouble with that is, the idiot has probably snipped it off at the other end!
     
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    Panic over, there is an earth wire there. Its just been trimmed flush & not used, plenty of length to spare to strip back though. Thanks!
     
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    But, as said, you must check that it is connected to earth.
     
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