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  1. B

    Flickering lights - bad dimmer?

    I have an Elko 315 GLE dimmer rated for 20-300W controlling two ceiling lamps. Before they used to be lamps with fixed LEDs, but they were flickering a bit and eventually one of them broke, so I replaced both lamps with IKEA Årstid which take 3 x E27 LED bulbs each. I used some cheap 5.5 W...
  2. E

    USA Adding two lights to an existing 3-way switch?

    Current situation: Great room is greatly deprived of light in one-half of the room. Solution: Add two recessed lights to the current figuration. I'm not sure how exactly to connect the new lights to the existing lights. I have seen where some explain to connect directly to one light and not...
  3. S

    UK Ceiling lights help 😳

    Hi everyone I'm new to this forum, I was looking at a flat the other day which is beautiful, apart from these lights in the kitchen😩 , and for such a modern flat I don't understand why they were put in in the first place and also why they are not centred and why is there a lonesome pendant light...
  4. L

    UK Converting single pendant to downlights

    Hi guys, Wanting to replace single pendant for 5 downlights in dining room, there's no loop in/out at the switch or pendant so I'm guessing there a junction box somewhere for all the lighting on ground floor, i was thinking of taking pendant and using it as the first DL using robus quick fit...
  5. G

    Hardwiring under cabinet lights

    Hi all, I want to add some under cabinet LED’s to the kitchen and hardwire them to a light switch. We had our kitchen newly fitted out sometime back and the electrician has already wired to a spare switch we have and left the other end of the wire in a junction box on top of the cabinets. This...
  6. Chizzle

    Out door cable for lights

    Hey guys Would like recommendations on what type of cable you guys would run for outdoor lights which are covered by a porch ceiling. ( if that makes sense ) The cable would be clipped direct. Would you guys recommend pond wire which is water proof or SWA or even normal flex wire ?? Thanks
  7. M

    Domestic RCD trips when street lights come on, but ...

    Hello everyone, This is my first thread, and with English as a second language, I hope I can get you all trough my post without losing anybody. So, as the title states - my current problem is as follows; My neighbors just moved into their newly built house. One big house, separated into two...
  8. meisy#

    How to connect fluorescent lights?

    All fluorescent lights in this house (230V) are connected "1 switch - 1 light". So I have no where to get inspiration how to connect second fluorescent light. Could I do this?
  9. A

    LED Lights - Transformer and Lights getting very hot

    Hi All Help... I have a strip of SMD 5050 LED lights - plugged in to a 12v transformer - and both (the LEDs and Transformer) get very very hot to touch. They take about an hour to slowly get up to the high temp - and sit there at that high temperature. The strip has been cut from a 5m length -...
  10. P

    No 1st floor lights

    I had an intermittent fault where the RCD tripped, it started around 2 months ago after removing a light for decorating, however the RCD has reset for periods since. Last Friday it tripped and now won’t reset, the bulbs are all ok. We have had an electrician out today for a few hours to...
  11. Doomed

    undershelf lights activation

    Client wants a close proximity activation switch to turn on thier kitchen undershelf lights, so they just wave thier hand under one end of the cupboards to turn them on / off. As it will be surface mounted on the underside of the cupboard I would like to find something small, discrete and short...
  12. L

    Adding wall lights

    Hi chaps, I'm wanting to add a couple of wall lights in my dining room, which currently only has a single pendant which is wired through a junction box some where, now do wall lights require a neutral? If so what's the easiest way to get a neutral to switch? I know I will have to swap the...
  13. The apprentice

    ansell LED lights

    ansell high bay LED x 9 250 watt each b16 or c 16 ? breaker
  14. P

    Pulsing lights

    In my house at night some of the lights sometimes go slowly on and off and then stay dark for a while and again go on and off. Teach on off is about 1 second. They don't go on full, just a little but clear enough. The lights I have are all leds. The setup is that they are connected to a hybrid...
  15. J

    Domestic 24v Garden fence lights - series or parallel??

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get a little advice on a small project I plan to carry out over the next few weeks. I plan to install 10x 6w GU10 LED bulbs (fitted inside some suitable outdoor light boxes) on each fence post along a 30 metre garden fence, the lights will be powered...
  16. Ashley-Joseph

    Domestic Installing garden post lights

    So I have been asked to install 2 garden post lights in and I was going to use a 3 amp fcu from the ring using 2.5mm then into a juntionbox with 1.5mm swa burried more than 600mm deep and concrete the posts in the ground. Just wondering if this was the correct way before I start ?
  17. B

    1 new socket in garage and 2 lights - Help if possible

    Hello, I am looking at adding one new socket to my garage and two wall lights. I have a plan of attack and would like the advice of the professionals if at all possible ?. There is an existing socket in the garage which is part of the ground floor socket ring circuit. The existing ring circuit...
  18. L

    Fitting lights

    I have some light fittings to put up in a kitchen replacing the existing fluorescent lights. The new fittings are 3 light ceiling spotlights that come with a centre bracket the fitting fixes to and sits flush to the ceiling. The issue I have is that it is an old cottage with open beam ceilings...
  19. D

    Problems with Bathroom lights

    Please help! We’ve recently developed an issue with our lights in the bathroom. The ceiling is a false ceiling and there are 6 spotlights in the false ceiling. The spotlights take the lightbulbs I’ve attached as a picture (Led Gu10 5.5W Warm White 2700K). Having replaced the bulbs, we now have...
  20. Marti

    Domestic Garden lights best in "3 Plate" or at switch

    Opinions appreciated on this one. Garden in approximately a square, 20 metres pr side The board is under the stairs and I'll run a 6aRCD protected feed behind the units to the rear wall and into the garden; everything outside in Schneider boxes filled with Ray Tech Gel Cable will be either Hi...
  21. Sparky10

    LED lights in bath panel in domestic house

    Hi Gods, Bath panel lights wired in series and no longer work, how can i test each led light individually? (have been told buy a 12v battery and touch lights to battery).... sounds odd but ok.. :s I have tried coming out of the driver and connecting each light on their own as if was 1 light...
  22. J

    LED Spiral wall lights

    Hi everyone. I’m new here. If anyone can help me; I’d be very grateful. How do I fit these lamps to a ceiling rose? As you can see, the two wires coming from the lamp are the same colour.
  23. B

    Emergency lights or standard

    emergency lights not coming on when breaker is switched off, are these wired just for use as normal lights rather than emergency??? Sorry not done much emergency lights before
  24. R

    Domestic Trying to control 2 o/s lights from 2 PIRs

    I'm new here so I hope I'm posting in the right place. Is there any way to control and sync two separate lights to come on triggered from either of two PIRs? Maybe RF? I have an outside path & steps leading up from garage to house - going round a corner -- which needs lights at both ends...
  25. Gary Tollison

    Kitchen ceiling lights fire rating

    greetings :) Was curious about the ceiling lights in the kitchen if they were fire rated or not. Google was no help with model info. There’s an F in a triangle symbol on the side, but I don’t know if that means anything. Any ideas? Thanks, Gary
  26. G

    Garden ground spot installation

    Was planning on finally putting some ground spot lights around the garden this year just looking for advise on best methods of cabling, installation and termination.
  27. T

    EICR & emergency lights

    Evening all I use to have a really good booklet on EICR codes and examples but i cant seem to find it now! Can anybody recommend a helpful page/print out for this? Also can anyone point me to a good page/print out for emergency lighting regs, positions etc... Thanks
  28. A

    Domestic Oven won’t work...unsure issue.

    Hello, My cooker (LOGIK LFTC60W16 oven with grill and 4 hobs had it maybe just over 2 years) stopped working about 2 weeks ago. I found out we have no cooker switch on the kitchen wall so checked the Circuit Breaker box. Everything was on. With no other option I left the cooker MCB switch in the...
  29. B

    no discrimination in sockets & lights

    I have came across a problem where the sockets and lights are run on a same circuit and it's done in a way where the person have put probably junction boxes in the walls which are not accessible and only 1 cable is coming to sockets , light switches and lights. I can't put fcu to discriminate as...
  30. G

    Lights and indicator lights flicking

    Hi All - I was called to a customers house this morning. All their lights and switch indicators are flickering. I checked IR - all good. I had one circuit at a time e.g. sockets and indicators flickered. I had just light circuit on - turned lights on one room and lights flickered. Tried another...
  31. M

    How many lights in a burger van......

    A coach building company I do work for built a posh "burger van" for a customer. now I put 14 GU10 Downlights into this space which I and everyone thought was more than sufficient. However the customer believes this is woefully insufficient, and wants an additional 25 fittings fitted! ie 49...
  32. L

    Trainee Lights not on RCD side of board

    Hopefully a picture is attached. The lights in this house are not on the RCD side of the board, there is a spare way which they could slot into and be protected by the rcd. The lights are not split up and down so no problem between a borrowed neutral between top and bottom tripping the RCD...
  33. happyhippydad

    What code for all CPC's chopped off on lights?

    I have just completed an EICR. All the earths have been chopped off in the ceiling roses and switches on the lighting circuit. There are no class 2 fittings. Usually if there are no earths on the lights and no class 2 fittings then it will be a C3. However, the lighting circuit does have CPC's...
  34. AlmondSauce

    Bulkheads on wooden fence post

    Hi all, after some guidance about whether it's a) legal and/or b) frowned upon to install 240V bulkheads fixed to a wooden fence post? I've heard conflicting advice over the years, with some saying no problem as long as it's secured to the post, not the panel, and others saying that since a...
  35. L

    Domestic Mysterious problem in ceiling lights

    I have noticed that sometimes there is a delay between flicking the switch for the overhead light in two bedrooms and the light coming on. The bulbs are ok and this doesn’t happen all the time but when it does it is as though the bulb is struggling to come on. An additional concern is that both...
  36. D

    Daytime Running Lights wiring questions

    Hello Wishing to retro fit some DRL into a vehicle. Instructions, among other wires, state to: White wire to headlight Blue wire to ACC [accessories] [+ve wire is fused just in case any readers ask] Had a chat to auto electrician and he said best and easiest way is: White wire to park light...
  37. S

    Emergency Lights On Seperate DB

    Hi guys came across something I've not seen before and has me puzzled. I've tested quite a few emergency lighting systems over the years but I'm working in a older church with the emergency lighting supplied from a individual consumer unit wired in Pyro. The rest of the Installation is split...
  38. Stevie Scott

    Mini f56 Union Jack Lights

    Hi changed over my rear non led lenses to new union jack tail lights and recoded . I have indicators, tail light which doubles up as brake light but union jack elements aren't lighting up. Is it a wiring loom issue ? many thanks
  39. R

    Domestic Buzzing from kitchen lights

    Please can you help? I have 2 lighting circuits installed in the ceiling in the kitchen - newly installed. Both on separate circuits with independent switches It is 8 recessed LED fittings For each One set is silent when on The other set has a pronounced buzzing sound when turned on. This...
  40. P

    Domestic Ceiling lights short circuited when a bulb blew

    Just the ceiling lights (3 rooms + bathroom), all wall sockets working fine & no circuit breakers popped out. Any ideas why? Someone said it could be rodents chewing the cables & my upstairs neighbour has had a few infestations recently:mad:. I'm in a Victorian terrace ground floor flat. Does it...
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