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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:56 am 
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I have just removed an old kitchen strip light - in order to put a more modern light fitting in/or ceiling rose. On removal there remains from the ceiling:

4 Red (single core & earth wires) all 4 taped together at their terminals - have not removed the tape yet.

4 Black (single core) Possibly 3 were twisted together at their ends - they went into the old strip light.

1 Black wire (with red tape so presumably the switch live)

Any advice on how to link all this up most welcome ? (my thoughts are that they should maybe be put in a junction box in the ceiling void to tidy things up) then run a wire to the lamp fitting - there are possibly lights spurred off this arrangement as I seem to have knocked out an outdoor light.

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:welcomeuhm: I'll move this to the lighting section in a mo.


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moderator2 wrote:
:welcomeuhm: I'll move this to the lighting section in a mo.


Don't you mean you will "switch" it. :wink:


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All the reds need connecting together (Not just twisted with insulation tape) preferably a Wago connector.

the 3 Blacks also need to go into a connector. (These go to the Neutral connection of the new fitting)

Single black with the red sleeve/tape to the Live terminal of the new fitting.

All earths together.

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Thanks- seems logical- new light fittings give more room to poke all this wiring into- to save a junction box.

With the 4 black neutrals (and the earths for that matter) can you suggest a suitable lighting connector - as I see the wago ones only accept 1 or 2 solid wires - they don't seem to do one for 3 or 4 or more ? which is presumably what I need.

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773-104 wago takes 4 wires.

https://www.connexbox.com/shop/wago-773 ... GwodAtoGSA

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