Wiring a ceiling light with 3 sets of each coloured wire

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Hi,
I'm trying to wire in a ceiling light which has live, neutral and earth but I have 3 sets each of live neutral and earth coming from the ceiling. One of the black wires from the ceiling has some red tape wrapped around it. The light came with a 3 way terminal block so any advice on where each of the 9 wires go that I have coming from the ceiling would be greatly appreciated
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The black with the red tape is the switched live, not neutral.

Connect all earths to the earth terminal.

Connect the black with the red tape to the LIVE of the light.
Connect the remaining two blacks to the NEUTRAL of the light.

Connect all the reds together in a separate piece of connector block.

All this is assuming it is one light, and no other lights come on with it.
 
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We should ask admin to put a link to it right at the top of the forum. It could say something like "Wiki: Please see if the answer to your query is already covered by the Wiki"


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I dont think there was any sarcasm, you have been genuinely helped, other posters were trying to assist further users.

How about this. The only rerason i looked at your post was that your name is similar to christmas.
 
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Or people can always look in here!

Sticky: WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR LIGHTING CIRCUITS.
 
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Thanks for the responses do they come without sarcasm?!

Its just that every day the same question gets asked at least twice and the regular contributors get bored giving the same answer over and over again.
Hence the sarcasm - don't worry, its not just you.....

PS Did the advice help you, or are you still in the dark?
 
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I think the wiki should be made more noticeable to new users.
Any chance that this:

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Wiki: Please see if the answer to your query is already covered by the Wiki

and the equivalents at the tops of all the other fora could be made a lot bigger?
How about this as something more eye catching?

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Think that would help and also if the sticky topics were above the Wiki not below it
 
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I think the wiki should be made more noticeable to new users.
Any chance that this:

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Wiki: Please see if the answer to your query is already covered by the Wiki

and the equivalents at the tops of all the other fora could be made a lot bigger?
How about this as something more eye catching?

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Wiki: Please see if the answer to your query is already covered by the Wiki

Yeah, something like that.

Bright, big, colourful.

If someone could gay it up a bit people may take some notice.
 
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