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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: Wire additional light from switch
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:27 am 

I would like to add a additional light if possible, wired from a light switch. Currently it is connected to a single light 1 Gang 1 way. I would like both lights to be controlled independently from the switch.

Reading around sites is not clear how I would go about this, I do have a neutral cable connected to the switch which I have read is necessary elsewhere.

I have attached a picture of ...

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 Post subject: Require help on wiring new 3 way switch for 3 lights
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:39 pm 
Hi All
I'm new to this forum, so please forgive me if this has been asked before or I make an error in my posting.
I currently have a 3 way switch that controls 3 different lights. 2 of which also have an secondary switch to control them as well (See image below)

Switch Configuration.jpg

I have reviewed the wiring to the existing 3 way switch, which has 7 wires connected, ...

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 Post subject: bathroom lights dimmed then went off. What to do?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:51 am 
Hi. I have four bathroom ceiling lights, each a double 6 watt LED light, all going on at the same time, together with a fan. The bathroom is upstairs as part of an extension with a pitched roof. The crawl space is blocked off, so I assume that there are no junction boxes within it, but only the cables. When the lights failed to go on properly, yesterday, they glowed very faintly until I switched ...

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 Post subject: Light fitting help please!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:02 pm 
Hi, i have changed a batten light fitting in my bathroom and now it wont work. Quite old wiring but after putting blue to neutral, green to earth and brown to live, i have 3 black, 1brown and 1 blue left. Im not sure what colour goes to the loop connectors. Any ideas? Thankyou

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 Post subject: Old house lighting switch wiring
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:23 pm 
I have an odd problem - hoping someone might be able to help. Just moved into an old house (circa 1700) which was extended in the 80s. The lights in the two original bedrooms dont work. The switch plate on one room was damaged and when I took it off there were lose wires - simple enough so far. But the wiring is odd. I have 3 red, one yellow and one blue. I ...

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 Post subject: Can I remove this part of a spotlight?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:52 am 
Hi All,

We have some really cheap & rusty looking brass IP20 spotlights in our loft conversion.

I want to replace them for white bezels. I though this was going to be easy but as i've removed the old ones the wiring is attached to a little black box attached to a flimsy bit of metal which is part of the brass fitting. Similar to the attached picture although i can't see an earth wire ...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 am 
hi all,gone to change a faulty ceiling light with another of the same type (exact match)
old light use to flicker and had to play about with buld to get it to sometimes work.
bought same type of light to replace

wiring old and a bit unusaul from the ceiling,1 red 1 blck 1 earth and 1 yellow.its a downstairs toilet,and does have an extractor fan.
i got taken away from the job to ...

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 Post subject: three flood lights in garden
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:13 pm 
I want to wire three floodlights (non pir) into the garden, 1 area is 63 square metres to be (lit by two lights) 2nd area is 43 square metres (to be lit by one light) from one switch so all lights are on at the same time I intend to use 20 watt led lights will these be enough for my needs or should I go to 30 watt
I have a garage consumer unit ...

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 Post subject: How do I do this
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:36 pm 
In my workshop I would like to try this idea. I would like to switch the internal lights on by pir and while I am working in there they stay on. This was what I was thinking about, I was going to put several lighting pir's or any pir's around the workshop to give me coverage and connect to a timer, and let's say set the timer to stay on for 20 minutes. If there ...

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 Post subject: Replacing incandescent fitting with led
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:09 pm 

Replacing bathroom cabinet which previous had an integrated incandescent fitting with a pull switch at the bottom and no wall switch.

New cabinet doesn’t have light so looking at getting a separate one. All seem to be LED fittings and many don’t seem to come with a driver.

What is the best way of way of wiring a switch into the new installation? Are there drivers with integrated switches? Or should I just wire ...

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