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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: Mirror light
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:08 pm 
I have a bathroom mirror with a light above it. The light is switched on/off by just touching a mirror screw type thing near the bottom of the mirror. I assume it depends on some static discharge to switch on the light. It has now stopped working and I think it is to do with the static/mains switch which I assume is the small plastic box behind the mirror. My question is, can I buy ...

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 Post subject: Help wiring in a new light switch and lamp holder
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:26 pm 
I have a light switch in my hall upstairs and a lamp holder in my loft.
I'm trying to wire in a new light switch in the hall and a lamp holder in the hall cupboard.

The loft switch has a red wire going into the common terminal and a black wire that has been Sheafed in red going into L1 which i presume is the switch live.

I have some 1.5mm cable that has ...

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 Post subject: Recommendation for Led 12v driver
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:18 pm 
What brand LED 12v transformer is going to be best for the MR16 lights that I want to install. I want something of high quality that will last.

Or am I better removing the transformers and fitting 240v lighters?

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 Post subject: Switch inputs marked 1, 1, 2, and 2?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:21 pm 
I'm replacing an existing on/off switch in a 2-way circuit with a dimmer.

I was expecting to see L1. L2 and Com on the old switch as this is what's in the new one.

But it actually has 4 terminals. Marked 1, 1, 2 and 2 (it's and MK grid switch)

I've taken the two black wires that were in each "2" and connected them to L1 and Com. The switch works to dim the ...

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 Post subject: Garage lighting...replacements
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:54 pm 
Hi. Currently have a single, solitary bulb in the garage. One switch. I've affixed some (three with a possible fourth) LED battens to the ceiling. Awaiting a pal (qualified electrician) to come wire it all up.

He's taking an age due to real life commitments.

What if I do it myself? I'm fairly capable. It's not rocket surgery.

Any issues with anything? It's a new build. Not a forever home, so it'll be sold at ...

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 Post subject: Wiring a two-way light switch
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:23 pm 
I have a property occupied by tenants, one of whom has 'helpfully' tried to replace a broken lightswitch, but has messed up the swap. It's a two-gang switch (operating two separate ceiling fittings in a living room). One is working fine, but the other is a 2-way switch, and doesn't work (but is obviously dangerous, as one of the wires is loose in the back of the switchbox!).

I'm not confident ...

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 Post subject: noob ceiling light wiring help
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:00 pm 
Hello all

I am trying to wire up a new light fitting. I have one light at the base of the stairs(the one to fit) and one on the landing(standard pendant), both lights are controlled by either the light switch downstairs, or one on the landing.
we have only been in the house a few months and the old light was already out. I have tried to wire it up but i only get as ...

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 Post subject: Is this the right way to wire new lights
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:41 am 
Hi Everyone, I am putting 2 wall light at either side of the chimney breast. I just want to check that I have wired it up correctly before I plaster it all into the wall. I know that I have to put brown tape on the switch live, I just didn't have any at the I took this photo. I will also be putting them in a wago box. I hope that my photo and ...

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 Post subject: Installing light
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:17 pm 
2 images. Any ideas on how to wire this bad boy? Can't simply use wires to extend from ceiling box to box in light fitting as then the light fitting won't fit to wall due to not enough clearance.


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 Post subject: Chandelier Chain Shortening
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:49 pm 
Hi Folks,

I have a chandelier to put up and I need to shorten the chain. I have tried to use pliers with tape and a cloth over the teeth but it still marks the chain link. I looked on the internet and people suggest using two screwdrivers in opposite directions which has worked a treat but closing them is something else as you can see from the attached photos. Any idea how I can ...

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