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    240v LED Strip Light on Mains switch

    Hi all, Hoping for some guidance, which would be much appreciated. I currently have some Florescent Lights under my kitchen cabinets operated by a light switch and would like to replace with LED strip lighting. I have purchased some 1 Metre 240V LED strip which is fitted with a 3A UK plug...
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    Outside wall light wiring

    Hi all, new to the site and need some advice for an outside wall light I’m installing. It’s a garage light where one switch controls 2 lights, this is the first light, 2 cables (6 wires) coming out of the wall and new light only has 3 wires in a chocky block. What goes where? Pics included ( I...
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    Light switch reversed

    Have just replaced an old single plastic light switch with stainless steel version (also added an earth wie to connect switch to metal back box). Original had Red wire into Com, Yellow in L1 and Red in L2 - all single wires. New switch was identical setup and I marked cables before removing...
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    Industrial light fixture wiring

    I am trying to create a custom light/chandelier to hang above a kitchen island. The roof above this island is irregular (see image 1) and I have 2 points to connect to (the larger one actually has a double cable). I don't necessarily need to use all the points, I can just use one then...
  5. Charlie_

    Light bulbs

    Hoping for a big crop come harvest time
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    help needed to bypass touch switch on led light

    I want to bypass the touch sensor on this aquarium light on the wrg side so i can connect it to a mechanical timer. Any help appreciated please see attached picture.
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    INSTYLE LED - LED strip light specialists

    Hi All, We are a Leicestershire based LED lighting company, specialising in commercial grade LED strip lights and all of the accessorise including control gear, extrusions, power supplies and more. We can ship to anywhere in the UK for next day delivery. For prices or questions: Please call...
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    Fixing light fitting to metal cladding

    Hi guys Got a job to replace some external lights to an industrial unit.(mostly 150w LED floodlights around 12kg) All lights are currently fixed via nut and bolt with no access from inside as they have now converted to offices so unable utilise existing fixings. What do you guys recommend using...
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    Domestic Outside PIR light circuit board fix.

    I have a set of six matching PIR outside lights. They are all the same style and are no longer available. On two of them the circuit board has developed a fault whereby the light level at which they become active works fine but once activated, the time for which they stay on has become infinite...
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    Jubilee line light switch

    Hi I Recently purchased a Jubilee Line button from the London Transport museum. I was looking to convert this to a light switch. Can one point me in the right direction ? I would be looking to employ an electrical to connect this but wanted to know whether it was possible etc
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    Domestic Outside light mystery

    Hello, new member here with little elec knowledge and a mystery regarding our outside light. Our house is quite old and the wiring is, shall we say, non-standard. We replaced the old light a few weeks ago. It worked fine but was old. There was an indoor switch for it just inside the back door...
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    Help with installing new kitchen light.

    Hi, I've been let down by an electrician... twice now. I have a relatively easy install which I can do myself with some guidance. I wondered if anyone can help me out... the single light in the kitchen was a strip light... operated on two light switches. Also there is a porch light that I think...
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    Refused to install metal light fitting

    Today I had a quick job on the way home which was swap a pendant for. Fancy light fitting , but when I removed the pendant there was a pre 1966 2core twin cable And a separate 2.5 single earth cable fairly new , it looks like someone has gone around every light with the earth from the board to...
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    Domestic Changing hall ceiling light affects bathroom light

    I have taken down an old hall ceiling light and I have 3 wires which are the same grey colour. Whatever way I rewire them to the new light fitting it affects the bathroom light. If I wire them in one configuration I can have the hall light on or both the hall and bathroom lights on at the same...
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    Domestic Bathroom Light wiring help

    Basically I am trying to wire a new light into a bathroom. The old one was removed and the wires were left connected in connector blocks. All lives together, all naturals together, all earths together, and then the black (neutral) from switch and a yellow from a 4 core cable were together...
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    Can anyone identify this 3W LED light?

    Hi. Can anyone tell me what this light is? It's in my kitchen lights and needs to be replaced. Thanks.
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    Outside light off an already used spur in 2.5t&e

    Hi guys Wanting to put an 8 watt led light fitting outside , Only place I can get a supply from is kitchen ring main got a radial approx 4th long. now issue is the radial is already feeding combination boiler and a single socket for washing machine. If I put additional spur in for outside...
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    ABS and Brake Light on after battery change

    Hi, I drive a 1999 Toyota Corolla. I bought a new battery 2 weeks ago which was flat this morning. The battery warning light came on on my way home from work last night. I jump started it and took it to the place I bought the battery. They changed the battery I had bought for a new one...
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    All three neutral wires needed for a smart single gang light switch?

    Hi all, I'm wiring one of those smart switches which is a single gang and I have three live wires (x2 com) (x1 L1) and three neutral wires that are currently in a block. The original switch just use live (com and L1). I've wired up the new switch with the live wires but I am trying to attach...
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    Wiring a switch in a light circuit

    Hi everyone, I hope someone here can shed some light on this for me please, I have come across two forms of wiring 2 way switches. I understand the basics behind these, first one with live coming from the light and switched live going back, second using same rule but in com instead of l1 and...
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