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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: Sonoff Touch Wall Switch, replacing my standard single gang
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:59 pm 
Hi all,

I have purchased two Sonoff Touch Wall Switch

I thought it would have been a straight forward like for like swap!
Unfortunately never that simple. I have a house with 1994 standard wiring.
Two single gang switches operating one ceiling light. My wiring is the same as the attached wiring img.
Short of a rewiring, is it possible to connect these up utilizing my existing wires?

Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Faulty lighting ciruuit
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:36 pm 
I have one ring lighting circuit this covers up and down stairs, the circuit has 8 lights on it. 1 of the bed room light popped and took trip out. when we put the trip back the bedroom light wont work and the bathroom light want work. changed bulbs in both still not work??
Will look at the voltage over weekend when its not dark.. any ideas what could be the problem. Phil

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 Post subject: 3 Arm Light - 1 Not!!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:13 pm 
Good Evening,

Very new to this forum but I do have a problem, and its fair to say my electrical knowledge is zero!

Just had a 3 arm ceiling light fitted, 2 of which work whilst the other arm does not. I have swapped bulbs to check the obvious but no joy.

Any ideas would be most welcome.



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 Post subject: Replacing light switch...Help!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:14 pm 
I'm trying to replace a dimmer in the living room.
Current dimmer has 2 knobs, 1 for ceiling lights and other for wall lights which we no longer have.
I'm trying to go from to knobs 2 one basically.
When I opened the current switch i discovered an unusual setup which i haven't seen before albeit i am a bit of novice.
I have made a diagram attached of the setup and also a ...

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 Post subject: Downlighter for porch
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:48 pm 
Have a bit of a dark spot in the front porch. Outside light doesnt help much as the door is recessed in about 2ft, casts a bit of a shaddow and makes it very difficult to see the lock...

Above the porch is t&g boarding...i'm thinking about putting a small led downlighter in there.
Can i fit an IP65 rated downlighter in there? Its pretty sheltered position.
Control wise, is there such a thing as ...

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 Post subject: How much length for Philips Hue strip light?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:16 pm 
Hi. I've just added a 3.3m length self over the kitchen worktop. It's made the kitchen work top a bit darker than ideal. I think some under side lighting would be a great solution. I've already got a number of Philips Hue bulbs so I was looking at their Strip light which comes in 2m length with extra 1m extensions at additional cost. I've already seen that you can solder two pieces of strip light ...

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 Post subject: Can anyone identify this light fixture?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:34 pm 

Just bought a house and doing some DIY - including fixing some light fixtures! One of them is completely busted - the bayonet bit is broken, so it won't hold a bulb.

By any chance... does anyone recognise this light fixture? I'd like to just replace the broken bit, rather than the whole baseplate. But it's modular - so I need the right bit that fits in.

I would guess that the fixture is ...

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 Post subject: Neutral wiring requirements for lighting circuit
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:15 pm 

I have a single light switch (Pic1) which I will be replacing with a 5.8GHz motion sensor (Pic4).

The motion sensor requires a Neutral wire but the existing wall switch does not have one. I will therefore need to run a neutral wire from the ceiling light (Pic2) down to the motion sensor.

I have a few questions...

I have some flexible lighting cable I purchased from Maplins a few years ago (Pic3). It ...

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 Post subject: Fixing light
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:50 pm 
Hi all,

Need some suggestions.

I've been given a kitchen light, similar to this -

Trouble is there's no fixing plate, any ideas how I could fix to the ceiling?

Apart from superglue :sad:


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 Post subject: Reducing strobe effect on E14 LED light bulbs in a chandelie
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:58 am 
I know that LED's only work in one direction and therefore AC bulbs tend to be prone to strobing. I'm particularly sensitive to this. If I put one in a table lamp without the shade and wave it around you can literally see the on off flashing. I have tested this out with a number of bulbs (albeit inexpensive LEDs) and they all have the same effect.

I want to fit 12 x 5W LED's ...

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