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So i have a wall light that has two lights on it but the thin metal ring that the small bayonet bulb hooks onto is just spinning around in the socket so the bulb doesn't make contact with the pins! (tried bending the metal outward to act as a buffer but the plastic is worn)

I am looking at a lampholder like this one (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PAWZUR6/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza) but that one doesnt look like it has a neutral terminal on it? so is this the right one and if it is what do i do with the neutral? (the wires to the fitting are brown and blue which, i am assuming is live and neutral although i know that blue could also be a switch wire as there is a wall switch and a pull cord on the light)


this is an example of the light - http://www.sparkydirect.co.uk/product/2960/20878/601-2AN/Endon-Lighting-Recessed-Wall-Mounted-Antique-Brass-Wall-Light-Semi-Flush-SBC-cw-Opal-Glass-wo-Lamp-2x60W-260x200x190mm/index.html

I should probably also point out that we dont use the pull cord on the fitting so if the blue wire is that switch then it doesn't have to work


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The lamp holder you link to on Amazon is a "normal" SBC lamp holder, why do you think it has no neutral?
I should also point out that an SBC lamp holder is for the small lamp fitting and the "usual" fitting is called BC

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The lamp holder you link to on Amazon is a "normal" SBC lamp holder, why do you think it has no neutral?
I should also point out that an SBC lamp holder is for the small lamp fitting and the "usual" fitting is called BC


The one I linked to doesn't say or show that it has a neutral? What do you mean by usual fitting? It's not a big bayonet if that's what your asking? It's a small bayonet!

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jdm09 wrote:
The one I linked to doesn't say or show that it has a neutral?


Why would it show it has a neutral, it doesn't show it has a live either. It has no need to show anything, its a lamp holder.

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What do you mean by usual fitting? It's not a big bayonet if that's what your asking? It's a small bayonet!


Just so long as you are aware the one you linked to is small, that's fine. I wouldn't want you to order one only to find out its small, and you want a "normal" size one.

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Just replace the light fitting.

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jdm09 wrote:
The one I linked to doesn't say or show that it has a neutral?


Why would it show it has a neutral, it doesn't show it has a live either. It has no need to show anything, its a lamp holder.

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What do you mean by usual fitting? It's not a big bayonet if that's what your asking? It's a small bayonet!


Just so long as you are aware the one you linked to is small, that's fine. I wouldn't want you to order one only to find out its small, and you want a "normal" size one.
It doesn't show it has a live because that's obvious! How else are you supposed to power it? Surely it should show if it has a neutral like it does for the earth?



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Just replace the light fitting.
Wish I could! It's part of a set of four wall light fittings around the room and a chandelier!

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jdm09 wrote:
Surely it should show if it has a neutral like it does for the earth?


No. What would be the point? and if it was to be labelled L & N, what happens if you turn the lamp round 180 degrees?

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