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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:08 pm 
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I have attached a picture of the wiring in my ceiling rose. I just wanted to understand the reasoning behind 1 neutral wire having blue tape wrapped around it aswell as a brown wire with blue tape wrapped around it. It seems to me that there is no reason for this to be there but would appreciate understanding of why this might be.

Also,the switch live wire shown with a brown sleeve is coming from a grey cable, is this anything to be concerned about or treat it just the same as if it was a neutral / blue wire?

I am intending to switch over to an ikea celing light with the L/ N connector block (picture attached) that they have provided. I presume the 2 blue neutral wires feed into the N block and the switch live feeds into the L block and the remaining brown and earth wires can be housed in a suitable connector block?

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I have taken the earth cables out purely for a better picture and connected them again before turning on power.


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Looks like someone has got confunded about sleeving to me. You are OK wiring the new fitting or not ??

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What's that?

The thing with the pink arrow aiming at it?



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The pink arrow is pointing to the switch live. It has a brown sleeve over it so I could tell but the actual wire is grey rather than the usual blue / neutral. Is it normal to have a grey wire as switch live?

I presume then that the blue tape wrapped around the blue and brown wire does not mean anything that I should be concerned with.


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Lighting circuits are the most common to have totally random cables and colours.

I worked on a two way lighting circuit recently where every cable (singles were used) was red. Took a bit of time to work out.

Only the person who wired it knows why and how.

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Ktuludays wrote:
Only the person who wired it knows why and how.



You can say that again.

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doigy99, to be honest you would be better off using wago connectors and then a flex to your new light

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Thanks for all your advice. I did connect live and earths to wago connectors and the remaining neutrals and switch live into the ikea connection. All is working now.


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