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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: Led strip lighting help
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:22 pm 
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and was needing some help.

In my living room I have some 5050 led light strips. 22 meters in total separated into 4×5-6m sections. The kit I got came with 3 power adapters and 6 rolls of 5m.

My first concer: the adapters are only 5A and I understand that the current rating for the strip is 1.2A/m?

One of the adapters was shot from the start so ...

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 Post subject: Floodlight PIR wiring query
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:58 pm 
Hi folks, to cut a long story short, about a month ago I took a PIR sensor from an old 500W halogen floodlight (model Synapse 5000) and fitted it to another floodlight (of the same wattage but different make) which had a faulty PIR. Stupidly I didn't note down what colours connected to what on the one I took the good PIR from. Now I cant remember and hoped you guys may know. I've searched ...

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 Post subject: replacing ceiling light with no backplate
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:22 pm 
I'm in the process of renovating our house, removing the old light fittings left by the previous owner and replacing them with new ones.

The old light in one of the bedrooms has no backplate and is attached with two grub screws to a metal bracket screwed to the ceiling. The cable comes down through a hole in the ceiling from a junction box in the loft. The house has been rewired at some point ...

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 Post subject: A couple of questions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:43 pm 

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 Post subject: Replacing old 2-way 2-gang switch with new one
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:23 pm 
Hi there

I am replacing my light switches and have a 2-gang switch that controls the hallway and the upstairs landing. Ive removed the 2-gang switch plate and the wiring configuration is different to my new switch. Old switch seems to have a single back panel with 6 terminals whereas the new plate seems to have 2 panels, each with 3 terminals:

Is the old switch horizontally seperated whereas the new one is verticially seperated, ...

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 Post subject: LED fixture brands for bedrooms
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:38 pm 
Hi, can anyone recommend good brands of LED fixtures for bedrooms that don't din over time?
Also what strength will I need for a 8 by 12 bedroom.

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 Post subject: Light Switch Wiring
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:42 pm 

Im after some advice in wiring in a new light switch.. Its a new added socket so cannot just replace like for like. I have 2 power cables in the socket. 1 cable going out to the led driver and 1 cable coming in for the power.

Each cables has 1 blue, 1 red and 1 earth.

can i have some advice on which cables go where on the switch please.


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 Post subject: 2 way switch problems
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:57 pm 
I am trying to replace a light on a 2way circuit which looks like it’s also feeds the other upstairs light 3 in total). There is no incidaction which is the switched/alternative feed as there is no tape or alternative covering on it.

I made the mistake of not taking a photo of the original set up so now dont know which cables are which. There are two sets of earth wires intwined with each ...

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 Post subject: Urgent lighting/wiring help!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:44 am 

Thought I'd change a light fitting today in my new home. Have done plenty of times before, but have been met by this (see pic).

Any help greatly welcome?

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 Post subject: LED strip powering
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 pm 
I've got the lay about 15m of RGBW LED strips that are controlled using a Fibaro RGBW controller.

I want these to be able to do a 'hard turn off' at the light switch, so the question is how exactly do the LED strips go about being wired in, assuming I can't just use 1 transformer to power the whole 15m.

Do I have to put transformers every X meters to 'boost' the led strip? ...

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