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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:44 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I need some help. I'm changing a light from an old rose pendant to a chrome light fitting. I've unscrewed the pendant and there are 3 grey cables in the ceiling. I've joined the earth(green/ yellow) wires together and used a connector strip, then added the live from the light to the other side of the strip. I've connected the 2 black neutrals from 2 of the grey cables by joining those together to a strip and screwed the live from the light to the other side. Which then leaves me with 3 red wires. 2 come from one grey cable and one from the other. I've tried allsorts.

1. Joining them together into a single slot in the connector with the brown on the other light does't work
2. putting one of them in a connector with the brown on from the light on the other side and the other 2 in a separate connector doesn't work
3. I've tried a combo of all 3 reds separately on point 2 which doesn't work

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 Post subject: Re: Fixing a new light
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Can you tell me what core colours you have at the switch for this light ? (I'm assuming you don't have a multi-meter)

EDIT and how many cables and what each core colour/s from each cable.

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Hi Verwood,

From memory

The light fixture has 3 cables Earth, Live, Neutral that I have screwed into the connectors

The grey cable from the ceiling furthest to the right have 2 live and 1 earth
The grey cable in the middle has an earth a live and a neutral
The grey cable on the left has a earth and a neutral only


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Sat22 wrote:
Hi Verwood,

From memory

The light fixture has 3 cables Earth, Live, Neutral that I have screwed into the connectors

The grey cable from the ceiling furthest to the right have 2 live and 1 earth
The grey cable in the middle has an earth a live and a neutral
The grey cable on the left has a earth and a neutral only


I know. I needed to know the colours/cores/cablesat the switch.

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Sat22 wrote:
Hi Verwood,


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You haven't broken a red wire off have you?

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SOrry wine-o my bad. Good question about the red wire. Should the left hand grey cable have one? I’ll take a photo of the switch and post it on


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WUIck question. Should the left hand grey cable have a red wire as well as it looks like it only has a black and earth. Also is the fact that the 2 cables are in a block on there own not help. Should I be using one longer strip than 3 seperate ones? Only thing is I can see 3 red cables not 4


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Still haven't answered the question, what colours/cables at the switch ???

I'm going to assume that you have 1 cable with 2 reds at the switch.

if I am correct then wire as per the attached pic. If not correct then answer the question.


Earths will all need connecting together and to the new light, I have omitted these from my pic.


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Thanks wine-0. I’m not at the house til later in the week. Will post a pic or try and get a pic From someone who is there


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