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Re: Replacing independant ceiling lights
Reply #5 - Jun 14th, 2018, 10:05pm
 
Thank you for replying.  Yes going to get a professional. Dont want to take any risks. Regards!
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Re: Replacing independant ceiling lights
Reply #4 - Jun 13th, 2018, 7:14am
 
We would be guessing to be honest.  There are too many different possible combinations.

We would need to see behind the switches and the other light fitting too.

Incidentally, you have no earth in those cables, but it does look to be constructed with steel conduit, and if the steel conduit is intact, that would be providing an earth, and a fly lead should be attached to the metal box to earth your light fitting.  This should be verified though - Having a metal light fitting with no earth is dangerous.

In all honestly, I think an electrician would be your best bet here... Sad
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Re: Replacing independant ceiling lights
Reply #3 - Jun 12th, 2018, 10:20pm
 
did you take any photos before you disconnected the old lights? have you any test equipment?
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Re: Replacing independant ceiling lights
Reply #2 - Jun 11th, 2018, 11:41pm
 
Is anyone able to help please? Still awaiting  an answer!
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Re: Replacing independant ceiling lights
Reply #1 - May 30th, 2018, 6:47pm
 
Really need photos to see what’s in place.
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Replacing independant ceiling lights
May 30th, 2018, 3:48pm
 
Hello, can someone please help?

Tried to replace 2 ceiling lights in living room which have independant switches but dont understand the wiring. The new light fittings only have room for 2 wires each, so what do i do?

Photo 1 - new fitting containing 2 wires; 1 black, 1 blue
Photo 2 - 1st ceiling fitting - 2 wires - 1 black - 1 red
Photo 3 - 2nd ceiling fitting 5 wires - 1 black - 2 red - 1 blue - 1 yellow/green

 Also, new fittings have metal brackets/fixings.

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