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 Post subject: CEILING LIGHT WIRING??
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 am 
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hi all,gone to change a faulty ceiling light with another of the same type (exact match)
old light use to flicker and had to play about with buld to get it to sometimes work.
bought same type of light to replace https://www.screwfix.com/p/half-circular-ceiling-light-white-60w/64021

wiring old and a bit unusaul from the ceiling,1 red 1 blck 1 earth and 1 yellow.its a downstairs toilet,and does have an extractor fan.
i got taken away from the job to do something else(after half way through!),so just checking
ive wired the black to neutral,earth to body,but if i remeber the red and yellow were joined into same block connector to live?,but cant get the light to work??,have i done something wrong??,or maybe a faulty light?.ive used electrical screwdriver tester to check live at red/yellow and there is,but very dull light on tester??.
just cant work out where ive gone wrong???? ::b (ps tested led buld also,and that works in another lamp.

so i is stumped :cb ,any help or advise would be apprieciated,thanks


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There is no such thing in the wiring regulations that say "Thou shalt wire it using these colours" so it is up to who ever installed it what colours they chose to use, but the probability is as you suggest.

Would you try and put a nail in using the heel of a shoe? no, so why are using a "neon tester" (They give inaccurate indication and really belong in the bin) Buy a multi meter, learn how to use it, they can be had for less than £10

I would also be looking at bad connections.

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Does the extractor fan start when the light is switched on now?
(Presuming this was how it worked before)


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jaeger wrote:
Does the extractor fan start when the light is switched on now?
(Presuming this was how it worked before)




not sure,not at my house,i will try at weekend,if i recall the extractor is on a pull cord,and possibly worked on its own wether light was on or not??,again i will double check when i can,cheers


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My misunderstanding, when you said the toilet had an extractor fan I assumed
it was automatic and came on with the light, I thought the yellow wire might be the
switched L to the fan.


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