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    Need help with new light switch

    Ok. I removed a dimmer to put a regular switch in. Installing a new ceiling fan and light. They have the power from box going to light, then switch, then to an outlet below the switch. The switch never controlled the outlet, just light. So can I just use a 4way to keep the flow going to the...
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    LED Swapout

    Hi Guys, had an operation recently so I’m off work for a little while. Started a little project on something that has been bugging me but was never important enough to do anything about, but I now have the down time and need to fight boredom until I can get back to work. I have these fans here...
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    Mains supply for light industrial units.

    Hi guys. I’ve just take over a job that had been already started. It’s 7 light industrial units that have supplies already wired underground in 25mm 4 core. The client wants 7 meters at the mains which is all well and good but the question is.... The previous spark said he was going to put a...
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    Double to single light switch

    Good morning all. I am new to the forum and hoping someone can help with a query i have. Currently i have a double light switch which operates two separate lights at each end of my kitchen. I would like to change the light switch to a single allowing me to turn on/off both lights at the same...
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    UK Light fitting issue

    I Replaced a new light fitting in the hallway it works fine but now the other light in the hallway is not working why is this?
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    UK LED batten light flickering

    I’ve installed an LED batten into a bathroom with an extractor fan and a PIR switch (no neutral). The lamp flickers when the power is off. The fam switches off after the overrun time and the light switches off too but continues to flicker. Can anyone help please ?
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    UK Garden light repair comments

    Pulled up old garden spike light to reveal what you see in the picture (the light was made in Italy - ERAL was printed on the inside). Originally I thought the part remaining in the ground was the bottom of the spike, but now think it might be a conduit for the wire inside. My plan is to fit...
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    Two light switches have fallen off (plastic broke), do I need to call an electrician or is it a simple fix? (I'm DIY)

    Two light switch buttons have fallen off of the switches. If I place the switch back in place, I can switch the light on and off, and I can see where the plastic on the button has broken. Is this something I can simply replace by buying a replacement button, and clicking it in place, or should I...
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    UK Connecting up 2 light switches

    Is it possible to get rid of one light switch and extend the wiring into another so that this one controls all the lights? I’m knocking 2 rooms into one in my loft. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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    Help with wiring light switch

    Hello I'm looking to change my light switch to timer touch activated switch. My current switch which flicks on/off has two wires; one into L1 and another into L. The new switch is a little more complex. Anyone willing to point out the equivilant wires? Here's the wiring diagrams supplied with...
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    Outdoor Led strip light

    Hi all I’m new here. I’ve just installed 25m of ip68 led strip lights round my garden. 8w per meter. They came on just a plug top. Installed it all then plugged in brilliant. Just what we wanted. Now I’ve cut the plug off and gone through a photocell. But now when they come on at dusk they...
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    UK Changing plastic light switches to metal

    Hello! Complete novice here. I'm changing a plastic light switch to a metal one. There's a metal back box. I intend to run the earth cable from the wall into the back of the light switch faceplate. Then run another earth cable from the faceplate to the back box. Is it as simple as screwing in...
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    How to change normal circuit for lighting to a light sensitive circuit?

    I have garden lights and lights on my fence that I would like to arrange for them to switch on automatically when the sun sets for security purposes. I currently have switches for all the lights on the fence and the garden lights are huge LED appliances that are also hooked up and switched on by...
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    Outdoor pir lights

    I have one outdoor light with a pir, can I just add another pir light to the same switch and run the cable to that one ?
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    Domestic flickering light, reported buzzing sound.

    In our house's master bedroom, we have an interesting setup. We have a kill switch to cut power to the room due to my Dad's EMF concerns. (Nothing unusual going on with the EMF, just health concerns.) We have a couple of lights in there: a wall sconce powered by a single-pole switch, and a tape...
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    Outside light visible wires

    Hi Guys, please can you give me some advice. We are having a rewire and the electrician has installed an outside light with the wire sticking out as shown in the image below. He said that there is no way to have the wire inside as it comes from the floor which is below the fitting. Is that...
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    Outside light.

    You might want to turn the pic on its side, appoliges! Here we have a diagram of outside lights. The 2.5 cable is coming from the C/U to the light outside then onto the switch. It's on its own circuit with nothing else added. Theres a separate socket on the other side of the wall which has...
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    Adding a PIR to existing light

    Hi, I have an outside light that I would like to add a PIR to while keeping the ability to continue to use the switch as normal, do I simply add the PIR in parallel to the switch as shown in my excellent high quality attached drawing? :) Or will this damage the PIR when the light is turned on...
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    Voltage on light circuit when off

    Friend of mine has phoned. He needs my help because his lights in the hallway keep flashing dimly whilst in the off position. He has measured nominal voltage when the lights are turned on and 50v when the lights are turned off. I dont have much information to work with yet but thought I would...
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    Hi. I have an outside light which has a switch just inside the hallway. I am adding 2 more outside lights to be switched on using that same switch.

    Hi. I have an outside porch light which has a switch just inside the hallway. I am adding 2 more outside lights to be switched on using that same switch. I have ran 1mm cable from the switch line and neutral & earth to the new light and continued that to the 2nd new light. When I switch the...
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    2 groups of light on 1 PIR

    Did a search but couldnt find any answer please forgive me if this has already been covered. So im looking to install 2 groups of outdoor lights 1. To illuminate the patio area 2. To illuminate along the path I am planning to wire each group through a centre off grid switch and would like to...
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    The home we own has 4 exterior light. We bought new fixtures to replace the original outside lights. It appears three of the fixtures have recessed ol

    What type of dremel oscillating blade should I use top notch out a recess in house brick, for a 31/2" electrical box?
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    Wiring an LED light bar to the h4 high beam wire

    Hey guys! This may seem like a dumb question to ask, I’m new to all of this and am trying to learn for myself and am stuck! So on the previous car I owned I wired up my light bar to the positive and ground cable connecting to my high beam wires, this worked fine! I know I’m meant to have a...
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    I was screwing a lightswitch back into the wall when suddenly a bang and the lights tripped, I assume I hit a live wire? Can anyone shed some light?

    I was screwing a lightswitch back into the wall when suddenly a bang and the lights tripped, I assume I hit a live wire? Can anyone shed some light on what happened?
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    Building - 12v LED Motorcycle Rear Tail/Brake Light

    Hi guys! Hoping you can help me. I'm making a custom 12v motorcycle brake light. I'm at the stage where I need an LED board/unit that does both tail and brake lights. I haven't finished machining the light housing yet as I need to know the board dimensions. I'm a motorcycle mechanic by trade...
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    Connect plugged bar/pub light to mains

    hi guys Before to having my conservatory I had an external security light, which was turned on and off by a light switch in the kitchen (light switch still present and wired in). When my conservatory was built the external connection was covered by a blanking box as the external wall became...
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    2 Gang (1 x Intermediate 1 x 2 way) Light Switch

    Hi, Sotty if this is a repetative post but I could not find anything similar to my question anywhere on this forum. I need a 2 Gang switch with 1 x Intermediate & 1x 2 Way. I have serached a lot on the internet but had no joy! Can anyone advise where I can find a cheap plastic one, please...
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    How to fix or disable a photoelectric sensor in an exterior light fixture?

    How to fix or disable a photoelectric sensor in an exterior light fixture? Mine is broken in porch so that the bulb light never turns on regardless if is night time, Thanks Source URL: DIY Electrical Forum -
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    240v light fitting with 24v bulb and supply?

    Hi, If i had a 240v rated garden post light, powered it with 24v and used an e27 24v bulb, would it work? I want 5 garden posts, and there's a nice one for 14 quid but it's 240v. thanks if you can help :)
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    UK Tape light receiver/driver help

    Hi I’m going to add some strip lighting (tape lights) into a walk in wardrobe and hopefully this should be straight forward and I’d like to do this task myself, I already have a socket in the area but no switches so I’ve bought a Quinetic receiver and wireless switch and a Ansell driver and...
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    Any idea what could've caused this buzzing light?

    Think it's a bit of a long shot this - but wondering if anybody's came across this situation before. I had a light that buzzed (when turned on). It's a metal light fitting, it sounded like a buzz but also like a metalic sound, as though the actual metal fitting was rattling. Didn't sound safe...
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    Ceiling light wiring help

    Hi all, moved into a house a few years ago and they left a really nice ceiling light. However it made a buzzing noise when on and kept cutting out. Presumably overheating. Can anyone talk me through rewiring it as I'd like to get it working. Pics to follow. Thanks 1588182941
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    Motion triggered battery powered dimmable COB LED light

    My view on life, in any field, is not to produce more but to consume less. Everybody told me this is a very eccentric weird mentality. Perhaps they are right. Nevertheless I have to build my project to make a highly efficient, extremely low drain, motion triggered 12V battery powered dimmable...
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    Ceiling Light Issues

    I stupidly failed to take a picture of the original wiring and only realised afterwards that I had four earth cables and 4 black cables going to the older light fitting. The red wires were all in a connector block and tucked away in plasterboard. How do I determine what each black wire is to go...
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    Wiring another light into the same circuit

    Hello, ive new to this forum and have a slightly above average knowledge of electrical. I currently have a wall sconce with an outlet just below it, both are controlled by the same switch. I want to move the light to the ceiling. I figured I would be able to run a wire to the he switch and then...
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    Wiring a 2 wire ceiling rose to a pendant light

    Hi there, Wonder if anyone can help. Hoping it's a simple one! I'm looking to replace light with new pendants, which are the same switch. One is easy, as there is a single wire, however the second rose has 2 wires. Problem is - the new pendant roses only have connectors to support a single...
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    Light circuit mock up

    Hi all, I'm looking for some advice/constructive criticism. Ive tried to mock up a 2 way light circuit and want to make sure its wired up correctly (see attached images) I've used 1mm Twin and earth & 3 core and earth. Please let me know your thoughts/concerns. Anything you see that needs...
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    Changing spotlight to pendant light

    Hi all, I’ve searched the threads but have not been able to find the relevant answer needed so please accept my apologies if my first post is something that has been asked many times. I have a set of 3 spotlights on my first floor, of which all run from a transformer. I want to turn one of...
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    outdoor light cable

    Hi i had an seperate circuit put around the house for outside wall lights with its own mcb. I told him where i wanted to eventually fit the lights (wall lanterns around 3 meter of ground level) he drilled the holes for the cable to pass through to the outside on each light location and also ran...
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    SWA cable between light fittings

    Hi All. I am having my house rendered soon, before that I want to put cabling in for around 6 wall lights around the outside of the house (something like those GU10 up and down lights you see so often), obviously I want the cable hidden beneath the render however the cable won't go in...
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