Wiring in some Halogens

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Hi guys,

I know this may have been posted before, but haven't found anything answering my exact questions.

Here below is my celling rose on the landing. It is operated by 2 separate switches, one in the hall and the other on the landing.



I plan to put a 6x50W spot bar in and just need to check something as I haven't done this for a while and not with one that has 2 switches coming from it.

The switch live I know goes straight into the live block on the new fixture.

-- Can I terminate the 2 pairs of live red wires together, for example into a wago block? If not, what do I do?

-- I seem to have 3 black wires. Is one or more of these a live return to the switch? Where would that go to?

Thanks, Phil
 
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Hi guys,

I know this may have been posted before, but haven't found anything answering my exact questions.
http://www.diynot.com/wiki/electrics:rose


I plan to put a 6x50W spot bar in and just need to check something as I haven't done this for a while and not with one that has 2 switches coming from it.
The fact that there are 2 switches is irrelevant - only one is connected to the rose.


-- Can I terminate the 2 pairs of live red wires together, for example into a wago block? If not, what do I do?
Or choc-block, or use a 4-terminal lighting JB....


-- I seem to have 3 black wires. Is one or more of these a live return to the switch? Where would that go to?
No - they are all neutrals. They all go to the neutral terminal of your light, or the neutral terminal in your lighting JB.

Don't allow the red sleeving to drop off the black which is not a neutral...
 
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-- Can I terminate the 2 pairs of live red wires together, for example into a wago block? If not, what do I do?
Thanks, Phil
Follow the ceiling rose instructions BAS referred to.
The only issue with what ever you use to connect the cables make sure, if they are pushed up into the loft you remove the insulation that appears to be covering the current ceiling rose.
 
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Whatever you use to terminate the conductors, the connection blocks must be in a proper enclosure (eg a "ChocBoxTM, or similar contraption) that provides strain relief for the cables.
 
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