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All electrical lighting questions in here please. Including outside lighting and light switch / dimmer questions.

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 Post subject: Light switch
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:41 pm 
Changed a simple light switch earlier, black cable was common and L1 red, previously doing this I'm sure red should be common? Or should I shut up now ha! Image

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 Post subject: Switch pelmet light for low voltage lamp
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:32 am 
Hi - we have one continual high level shelf in our new kitchen. Originally the electrician was going to install a pelmet light beneath the shelf. This light was to be operated via a dimmer switch on the wall. I've since asked if we can omit the pelmet light and instead have a light / lamp on the top surface of the shelf operated via the dimmer switch. I'm being told it's not possible but ...

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 Post subject: Lighting Wiring
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:31 pm 

I had some work done on some kitchen lights (they switched one light into 4 spots). I have reattached 2 lights on a 2 gang switch in the living room and when turned on they turn all 4 spots turn on!

The living room lights are wired as per photos below...

Any help would be much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Bathroom plinth lights.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:54 pm 
Hi guys
I am contemplating putting plinth lights in my bathroom but would like them on a separate switch to my existing pull cord light.
I know the lights usually run off of a plug in transformer. I have access under the floor (bathroom is ground floor) so I could spur a socket under the floor ( there might already be a socket there actually) and run wires up under the bath. Bath is free ...

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 Post subject: Light bulb keeps blowing
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:37 pm 
A light in one of the bedrooms keeps blowing the bulbs after a couple of days. I've tried different makes so as to rule out a dodgy batch of bulbs. It's a ceiling fan and light if this makes any difference and the bulbs are large Edison. It's not been a problem for 14 years so I can't explain it.
Many thanks

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 Post subject: Hooking up florescent light to portable power.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm 
Hi all! Sorry if this is a dumbfounded question, i'm learning as I go, but certainly still need a lot more knowledge in the electrical department.

Basically to cut a long story a bit shorter, my garage used to have external power to the mains...years and years ago (its an old MOD garage among a row of other garages). When they sold it off to the public, they removed the power supply there, but effectively ...

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 Post subject: Please help with 2 gang light switch - Almost there
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:19 am 
I fitted an LED Light in kitchen 4x 5.2W
I swapped around the wiring, All is working fine
The switch is for 2 Ceiling Lights, nothing has changed
the main light is now the LED and the second remains the standard type.
The LED switch is perfect i.e. Down for ON up for OFF
my problem is the switch for the second light is in the opposite direction.
How can I have the two the ...

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 Post subject: Light bulb question
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:33 pm 
Just moved into a property and for the life of me I can't figure out what type of bulb needs to go in here.
I've tried an E27 bulb, which when I hold to the fitting it lights up, but the thing just won't fit in.
See attached light fitting base.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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 Post subject: Halogen bulbs banned
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:50 pm 
Handy Trev wrote:
Right thanks. Don't know why I thought the load was per bulb :dunno: .
They just simple 25w dimmable halogens.

Just a thought.
I think I saw that halogens bulbs were banned in Europe / EU the last few months
Don't know if they meant Domestic or Automobile, It's worth checking out.
I just Googled it.
They are Domestic , banned since 1st September 2018 ...

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 Post subject: Lighting Rose Wiring Issue
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:28 pm 
I have a conventional ceiling rose which has 5 visible wires (pic shown). I have bought a new spotlight fitting which has three way connector (Pic shown.) So, I'm not sure how 5 goes into 3. Presumably the two wires that currently go to my existing light fitting would go to my new fitting along with earth. So, what do I do with the other two wires ...

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