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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:36 pm 
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I'm trying to change my ceiling light pendant from the original white one to a new pendant.

I have 2 sets of wires, red, black and earth. But on the new pendant I onlly have room for one set. I've looked all over the internet and I cant find the solution.

1 set of red and black wires are taped together and are connected closer together in the middle while the other set are connected either side of the middle wires.

Was wondering if anyone here could help?

advice apprecitated.

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The new light does not look light it is suitable for hanging.

That said, it does look like you can take its "connector" off and poke the wires through the original ceiling rose cover.

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It's definitely suitable for hanging. I just need to know where the wires go


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The red and black wires that are taped together are not from the same set of wires. of the 2 sets of black and red, one red and one black are taped together. if that helps. as it may not be so clear from the pictures.


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Believe it or not one wire goes to red, the other goes to black.

The two that are taped together should stay together but have a connector / wago connector, just as they are in the celing rose

What does the copper coloured "cover" attach to? you can't leave the cable "dangling"

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So the red and black that are taped together go in a wago connector together.

Then the red goes to brown and the black goes to blue (which are the colours in the new connection and then I cover the earth wires with green and yellow and they both go in the earth connection in the new fitting?

The copper coloured cover attaches to a metal bracket that I will screw into the ceiling over the hole.


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Your best bet is to use 4 pieces/blocks of 5A strip connector and do away with the terminal block that came with the lamp.

The two earths go together into one block on their own.
The red and black that are taped together go into another block on their own.
The brown wire that is oversleeved with a white covering on your new light connects to the remaining red wire in another block.
And then all you are left with is a blue wire with white oversleeving to the lamp and a black wire - connect them together in the final block.

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Thank you for your reply OnlyMe, one quick question..

Does it have to be a 5A strip or could I use a 3A or 6A? (Screwfix are 24 hr but dont sell 5A strip connectors)

If it has to be 5A then I'll have to wait until tomorrow which is ok.

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6A will be fine.


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Thank you for you're help, I've been trying to figure this out for days.

Really appreciate it.


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OnlyMe wrote:
:welcomeuhm:

Your best bet is to use 4 pieces/blocks of 5A strip connector and do away with the terminal block that came with the lamp.

The two earths go together into one block on their own.
The red and black that are taped together go into another block on their own.
The brown wire that is oversleeved with a white covering on your new light connects to the remaining red wire in another block.
And then all you are left with is a blue wire with white oversleeving to the lamp and a black wire - connect them together in the final block.

All the best fella.

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