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I am needing to replace a standard ceiling rose with a new Ikea Nymane 3 spotlight fitting. I understand the basics of a ceiling rose wiring but am confused by the Ikea fitting. The Ikea light can only accept to wires - a live and a neutral. What am I meant to do with all the others? Can I just connect all the live wires (including the switch live) together and put them into the Ikea terminal block, then do the same with the neutrals? What about the earths?

I'm assuming I can do this, because surely this is what the junction boxes in the current ceiling rose are doing. However, I won't get all those wires together into the Ikea fitting. I was thinking of using Wago connectors and then taking two new wires out and into the Ikea light.

So, assuming the above is all correct? Which Wago connectors will I need and what type of wire will need to come out of the connectors into the new fitting?

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Close... but not quite.

The switched live goes to L on the ikea fitting. (make sure it's sleeved/marked before starting work)

The 2 neutrals can both go to N new fitting'

All 3 permanent lives connected together (i'd recommend a Wago connector) but not to the light fitting

3 earths again connected together, I'm assuming that your new light is double insulated and requires no earth.

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If its a ceiling rose, its not the best option in the world, but its the easiest.............take the pendant lamp holder off, and put the flex into the new light fitting, then secure the new light fitting to the ceiling next to the rose*. That way when the light fitting fails, its easy to take it down, and put up a pendant lamp holder.

* Leave space so the flex is not crushed.

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