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05-05-2021, 16:54   #1
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Hanging bulb to Spotlight

Hello All,

I am planning to install Spotlight and looking for guidance please.

Please see the attached picture of current curcuit and the circuit of spotlight (black coloured).
P.S. It's a new home and not sure if CO alarm and fire alarm are linked to this?




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Hello All,

I am planning to install Spotlight and looking for guidance please.

Please see the attached picture of current curcuit and the circuit of spotlight (black coloured).
P.S. It's a new home and not sure if CO alarm and fire alarm are linked to this?




Many thanks
Brown - L
Blue - n
Yellow green - earth , denoted by weird looking symbol
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Thanks,

The current curcuit has two Blue (N) and two Yellow green (Earth). Do both of these wires go into the single cavity of N and Earth of the new spotlight?

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Blue - n
Yellow green - earth , denoted by weird looking symbol
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The current curcuit has two Blue (N) and two Yellow green (Earth). Do both of these wires go into the single cavity of N and Earth of the new spotlight?
Yes
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Also, is there need for connector block?
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Also, is there need for connector block?
The connector block is on the fitting.
2 Pieces of advice.
1. Kill the circuit at the fuse board, don't rely on the switch in the room.
2. When you remove the ceiling rose, see if you can find the ceiling joist/batten and fix your mounting bracket to that.
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The connector block is fixed on the plastic circuit. I can't use it again when i remove the current rose fitting. Is this ok?

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The connector block is on the fitting.
2 Pieces of advice.
1. Kill the circuit at the fuse board, don't rely on the switch in the room.
2. When you remove the ceiling rose, see if you can find the ceiling joist/batten and fix your mounting bracket to that.
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It's up and running perfectly.

Thanks a million Mulk and Kramer!

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It's up and running perfectly.

Thanks a million Mulk and Kramer!

Cheers
No problem
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Hopefully the OP doesn't mind if I resurrect this thread for some similar advice. I've almost the same situation in my hallway, I'm replacing the existing hanging light with a flush mounted fixture, there are 3 blue wires, 4 brown wires and 2 green/yellow wires(see photo). All to go into one tiny connector on the new fitting. Do I just twist together the exposed similar coloured wires and try to shove them into the tiny connector? Also the brown wire with the grey coating is concerning me. Is this another live wire and should I be putting that with the other blue wires?

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You've got looped feeds and a switched live to turn on the light

Not a great system for a householder trying to change a light


Don't twist the solid conductors together
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I don't know what solid conductors are. Should I just call an electrician then?
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I don't know what solid conductors are. Should I just call an electrician then?
I would for that type wiring, it's too awkward for most

The other system of t+e looped at the switch and up to the light is simpler for changing fittings
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So you need connectors, did you number or mark the browns that were together and alone on the previous fitting or lamp holder?

There is a two way I'm guessing where two switches control the shown light.....

2 or 3 of the browns were most likely together in a connector block, if you know which ones then it's easy, other wise it will be trial and error toll you find the right ones to link together.

If you have no connectors you will get in any electrical store or even likes of woodies.
If you can get Wago connectors, they're great.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I had already pulled out the wires and didn't take a note so I don't wanna chance it. One of the neighbours here is a spark and I don't wanna be electrocuting myself so I'll give him a shout.
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