1. J

    Convert LED ceiling light to plug in

    Hi. I’m looking to convert an LED ceiling light to a mains plug in. Done this a few times with regular bulb holders, but not sure how to wire the three identical cables coming off the five bulb holders. Any ideas? Thanks
  2. N

    Emergency light wiring

    I’m replacing emergency light fittings which have three terminals L-N-E, with new fittings which have four terminals (permanent live, switch live, neutral and earth). I only have a switch live going to these lights which is from distribution board to light switch then to these lights. Will these...
  3. R

    hallway light double switch to a triple so I can add an outside light

    Afternoon i have changed hallway light double switch to a triple so I can add an outside light. i have wired first switch for hallway second switch is for landing which works both ways upstairs and down so both work as normal. so I have a third switch I would like to use as outside light but...
  4. T

    Security light.

    This is a really basic question but I’m just wanted to make sure I have installed a security light correctly and safety. Basically I installed a security light today at my friends house. There was a spur in the bedroom that was no longer in use but was wired in with the ring main, there was no...
  5. D

    Converting an switched outlet to a light

    I have an entry way that has 3 switches. One for the hallway, one for the front porch, and a third for a study outlet which is a room off the hallway. I want to convert the switched outlet to a ceiling light that I am installing in the study. I would like the outlet to always have power and...
  6. R

    Bayonet bulb base stuck in light fixture

    So I was changing a lightbulb with a wide bayonet base to it. The actual glass bulb itself has come away completely, but the bayonet base and contact wires are still stuck in the light. How do I remove this?
  7. J

    Weird light switch wiring

    I've recently moved into an 80s built house and i have some questions about the wiring i've found. I was looking at replacing the downstairs switch to the upstairs landing (2 gang, 2 way) for a white switch like for like. At this point id say the switches for this light work as expected and...
  8. B

    Installing and wiring new ceiling light fitting

    Hi All, Just looking for a bit of guidance for installing a new ceiling light fitting. I'm usually pretty confident installing new lighting/sockets etc but this one has me stumped. The ceiling wiring has a lot more wires than the wiring block on the new fitting accommodates. I've attached...
  9. N

    How do I wire this confusing light switch?

    So I had a malfunctioning single gang switch in my garage and opened up the box to find 3 wires: 1 black red earth - seems to be providing power 2 yellow blue red - which is the circuit for the garage switches 3 yellow blue red - which is somehow sending power to the upstairs bathroom Not come...
  10. U

    wiring metal light holder to old ceiling rose

    Hello there I bought a vintage smoked glass shade chandelier pendant ceiling light and wired it up ok (well the bulb didn't blow) but took it back down because the brass thingy wouldn't do all the way up on my existing ceiling rose.Can i just wire up the metal ceiling light holder...
  11. V

    Can anybody shed some light on these dynamos as to what they fit?

    Part numbers are as follows: C45NV2 228069 6V, C45N 228183 6V, C45 12v but we don't have number for that one as they have been rusted off, and the other one is a C45A 224042 12v. thanks in advance.
  12. R

    Dimmable Light Issues

    Hi All. New member. I have a perplexing issue which I am hoping someone might be able to help with. I have two suspension lights which are installed. Both are relatively high-end LED. I have linked both of them below. Arrangements Square Small lamp | Suspension | Flos -...
  13. J

    Outside lighting

    I have 1 external light in my garden and would like to install 5 more, what’s steps would I need to take to do this? Could I spur off my existing light? Would I need junction boxes for each light?
  14. B

    Help needed assessing a light replacement quote for a lift

    Our building has a lift where one of the lights burned out and our building management got a £479 quote from a lift management company for fitting a led replacement.# I took a look at the light bulb and found it's a CFL Philips Master PL-C 18W/830/4P one, available for £3.80. I bought one...
  15. S


    Hi, just wondering why there would be 179V at a light box from the home run to ground. At the panel the breaker reads 118V to ground. what's the reason for such a large spike? This circuit has also malfunctioned recently, causing the investigation. Thanks, Sylvia
  16. J

    Light issue

    I changed a light switch in my master bath that had 3 black wires into the switch. I kept them oriented in the same way on the new switch, but now the light in my hallway bathroom doesn’t work. Why is this ??? I haven’t changed any other wires and I have checked the breaker. House was built in 1977
  17. J

    30W LED Flood Light with PIR & Manual Override

    Gents Having a lot of trouble sourcing a 30W led flood with pir that I can reflex with an additional core to bi-pass the pir. Ideally it would be great if the flood came with this "bi-pass wire" but cant source anything that isn't sealed. Has anybody been down this road? Can anybody...
  18. P

    Security Lights Information Needed

    I'm the Security Manager on a mine site in Sierra Leone. We have to fit LED floodlights to the perimeter to light up the site, so that you will be able to at least see any intruders moving around at night, and if possible, identify them as well. The mine is an underground mine/decline, but the...
  19. ferg

    Fog light stuck on.

    I managed to damage the socket on my tow bar.. and by damage I mean it fell off. :( Now my fog light is stuck on. Not ideal when I have to drive to and from work in the dark. Toyota Hiace 2011. Any and all suggestions that don't involve me turning back the clock to before I reversed into a...
  20. R

    Head Torch & Work Light

    I’m looking for a decent head torch and work light. Does anyone have any suggestions please?
  21. R

    Advice on wiring into an existing single light, 2 switch circuit

    Good evening guys, New to this forum but seeking some advice if possible. I am in the process on installing downlight in my bedroom as the single light is just not enough to cover the room, and am hoping to daisy chain them together. My current set up is a single light fitting with 2 switches...
  22. Wilko

    Security Light Component Fail

    Hi - today I was called to take down a 50W motion detecting security light that was always on. Rather than just bin it, I’ve cut the sensor open and found the charred remains of some-component-or-other in it. A smoking gun, you might say. What do you think the toasted component was? It might’ve...
  23. L

    Light switch sparking only when off

    Hi I’m looking for some advice on a sparking light switch. This is only happening when the light switch is off. When it’s on there is no problem and the lights work fine I have changed the light switch but this hasn’t helped
  24. T

    Can a remote control ceiling fan operate have a wall installed light/ fan switch too?

    Can a remote controlled ceiling fan have a wall mounted light / fan switch installed to operate the ceiling fan too?
  25. F

    Need help converting solar light to wired DC

    I purchased some solar flicker flame outdoor tiki lights which I really like. The downside to them being solar is that each light does not get equal amounts of sun in my back yard so the length of time they remain on and their brightness can vary somewhat. Also, they have a photosensor and turn...
  26. F

    UK I replaced the light and now my heater switch won't switch on.

    Hi I replaced few of the lights 4 to be precise 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs and now my heater won't turn on. Is it just the coincidence? Did I make a mistake? All the other socket is working but the switch next to the heater won't turn on. I replaced the fuse.. also, if I am correct, light and...
  27. N

    There was mirror with led lights,with no switch for the light from the power source .can rocker switch be use (240v Ac power soutet

    There was mirror with led lights,with no switch for the light from the power source .can rocker switch be use (240v Ac power source)
  28. J

    Flashing LED Bulb in combined extractor unit

    Hello, I have recently had a Led downright/ extractor fan combination unit installed. After approx 10 mins the light begins to flash intermittently (as attached). The bulb installed is a 3 watt bulb. I swapped this out to a 4 watt bulb and the flashing increased. The electrician whom installed...
  29. Toni from AT

    Turn light automatically on through vibration sensor

    Hi, Being a firefighter I have got a pager which vibrates. I’d like to turn on a light automatically through a vibration sensor when it detects vibration (the pager vibrates when alarmed). The light should turn off after some time and it should be also possible to use the light normally (switch...
  30. Z

    Unconventional light wiring

    I'm removing all the lighting in my home (will get an electrician to fit the new lights) and came across this wiring configuration. The switch in the pic was a part of the light fitting, and the earth tab was connected to the light housing. There is only one wall switch. Every other light in the...
  31. O

    Replacement bulb fails

    Hi, I've "inherited" a light fitting which I believe used to work okay but then stopped. I've tried swapping the "bulb" (it's not a bulb!) but it's still not working. I'm unfamiliar with the fitting so I'm concerned if I've bought the wrong sort of bulb, which I tried to match with the old one...
  32. D

    UK How to attach ceiling light clear wires

    How do attach this ceiling light? The wires are all identical, clear, no colours, numbers or codes. Please see pic. Thanks
  33. C

    Powering my shop

    Hello everyone. I’m a DIY person and I’m about to give my shop a little juice. I had previously ran UFB 35 feet to a 220 outlet for my brothers RV. Now that he’s gone, I’ve built a 24x24 shop. My intentions are to run 16 led shop lights that will pull 7.04 amperes. Also a shop fan (unsure of...
  34. TonyMitchell

    Photoelectric Cell Sensor Light Switch

    I'm looking for a photoelectric cell solution for two way light switching at the top of a ground floor staircase that descends to a basement. As the staircase enclosure is a feature in itself (open, oak bird cage effect) there is no option to attach a conventional switch anywhere. We've wired...
  35. Monty101

    DIY help required for newby - pull cord LED light fitting to old wiring 🙏

    Hi there 👋, Apols in advance if this has been done to death😳!!! (I know it has but I can't seem to fathom out a similar set-up having searched through this forum and others). I have an old wiring system in my house and wanted to fit a new LED light in the downstairs loo. I have attached pics...
  36. peter le grand

    Very dim light on all lights on all breakers

    I am living in Thailand and just last night at my house, I have a little electricity on all oulets. The result is that if I switch a light on that it lights up around 5 to 10% of normal brightness. It also fluctuates. This happens on any light on any of the circuit breakers. There is one circuit...
  37. T

    2 gang light switch to a smart light switch

    Hi looking for some advice if poss. Recently I purchased a smart switch to replace on in my man cave and I'm a little stuck on how to wire it up. It controls 2 lights no 2 way switching. I have attached 2 pics one of my existing switch and one of my smart switch all input is appreciated thanks.
  38. D

    Led light on 24/7

    I have a hallway led light that’s on 24/7 there is no switch to the light it’s wired in to be permanently on, I assume as a night light. is it safe to be on 24/7.
  39. V

    1960s Florescent light instantly trips mains RCD

    Hi all, first post! I'm currently restoring a Rockola jukebox from 1964 and I'm very nearly there, there's a problem with one of the florescent lights which I can't seem to get my head around, one of the three florescent lamps the entire house out as soon as you switch the thing on. The...
  40. A

    Switch with on-off light

    Hi everyone, this is my first post in this very lively forum! Thanks in advance to those who will answer my (hope not too silly) question. I'm not expert but i can safely handle electricity and stuff. Please reply in not-too-technical terms as I'm a bit rusty :) thank you. I have a switch on...
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