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  1. J

    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...
  2. D

    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...
  3. C

    Advice needed on replacing standard rose pendant with spotlight

    Hi electricians, I have bought a metallic 3 x spotlight to replace a standard rose pendant. The light is on the landing which can be operated by two switches. I've attached some photos below. I'd like some advice on how to wire this up. My plan is to: Connect the 3 neutral wires in the...
  4. Strima

    Pendant Cable Grip

    Anyone know where I can get some pendant cable grips as I loathe having to replace a whole pendant when a couple of pence on a bit of plastic would suffice. One the three plate and I can use a small cable tie but the lamp end they are too big. And no it’s not on the floor, my phone was the...
  5. B

    Correct switches for 2 way pendant + bedside lamp circuits?

    Hi. First post here. Background I have a relative who is an electrician and is about to re-wire our home as a favour. I said that I will order and pay for all of the parts - so that they are here in on-site when he arrives to begin work. I have already ordered a Hager consumer unit; the 10...
  6. happysteve

    Cable suitable for rise and fall pulley pendant

    Customer has a rise-and-fall pendant - the sort with 2 pulleys and a counterweight metal ball - and because of the length of the drop (about 2.5-3m) the person who installed it had to replace the cable that came with the fitting with their own, which has a sort of woven sheath. It looks nice...
  7. S

    Help replacing an old pendant to IKEA pendant with connector block

    Hi everyone, new here. Sorry if this may have been posted before but here goes.. I've been asked by a family member to fit a new light fixture from an old ceiling rose pendant to this ikea one.. SKURUP Pendant lamp - black - IKEA -...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. J

    How to wire IKEA light pendant

    I bought an IKEA light pendant and confused about how to wire it. The light is controlled by 2 switches and I have old colour wiring. From the ceiling I have 3 cables coming out. One is a single red cable, the other 2 contain black, red and earth. The switch I have to put these wires into only...
  12. E

    Class 2 pendant to plug-in lamp

    Hi everyone, I hope this is a simple question! I have purchased a double insulated class 2 pendant light fitting. Is it safe to convert it to a plug-in lamp? I had originally planned to add a switch to the cable and finish with a plug, but am unsure if this is safe without an earth wire. I...
  13. D

    Inline switch on pendant light instead of wall switch?

    My lovely wife has requested I fit these as bedside lamps: Circular Pendant Light - https://luxeology.co.uk/products/gold-pendant-lamp-1 Sounds simple enough.. But the walls are solid and the room recently decorated, so chasing cables to install a new light switch on either side isn't really an...
  14. L

    Fixing a pendant (IKEA)

    As stated, trying to install a pendant light from IKEA. It comes with a Wago thingy that states L/N. However, when removing my old pendant it was connected round a Choco block which has about 6 wires into it. I am probably being really dumb, but how would I connect my new pendant onto this? My...
  15. M

    New pendant light fittings with Led bulbs blowing MCB and RCD after 30 mins/hour

    Ok, so I have replaced the two ceiling roses in the lounge with two pendant light fittings with 4W Led Calex bulbs One fitting has two sets of twin and earth connected, the other has just one set of twin and earth (I assume this is a slave from the other fitting) I had the lights on for about...
  16. Grahamb

    How to Convert GU10 to pendant?

    We need to convert our GU10 spotlights into pendants but was hoping to do this without having to rewire the system. I know the US has a convert plug for this but nothing in the UK. Been in a busy restaurant we don’t have much time to do this as currently we are going through changes that means...
  17. Chizzle

    Advise on changing spot light to a pendant

    Hi I would like to change some spotlights for a pendant light. The only thing is I may struggle to cove the hole on the ceiling using a standard ceiling rose or plate. Would any one kindly advise me the best way to complete this also what I may need to buy to cover the hole?? Regards Chaz
  18. K

    Adding pendant lights to a ceiling rose

    Hi, I have a single ceiling rose in my dining room but would like to add 2 more so I have 3 pendant lights hanging down over a dining room table. Can this be done? At present I have; 1 cable = 3 core T&E. ( RED/BLUE/YELLOW/EARTH ) 1 cable = 2 core T&E ( RED/BLACK/EARTH ) The blue from the 3...
  19. C

    E27 pendant no cpc down to metal fittings

    hello guys Client has bought fitting from online, metal cable cap at top with single twin flex dropping down to an e27 pendant with metal casing and no earth. I'm saying client can't use them what's your thoughts?
  20. G

    E27 ceiling rose...

    Customer has bought a shed load of decorative led lamps, thing is they're all E27, and they currently have standard roses with BC fittings. Where can I get the E27 fittings, so I can discard the BC and replace with E27? Had a quick google and can't see anywhere, bar China, that do them...
  21. Amp David

    Inspect and test on lighting circuits

    When testing lighting circuits that contains multiple fittings connected to the circuit via plug in roses, are the readings for either R1R2 or R2 taken at the plug in rose or the fitting? This question is aimed more at doing a periodic rather than at the initial verification stage. Personally...
  22. B

    can i install a pendant light in shower room?

    never install a pendant light in a shower room before, i always check the IP rating first, but for pendant light like this one does not have a IP, can i install it in zone 2 in a shower room? checked the on-site guide, there is 30ma RCD protection, really cannot see why i cannot put it in...
  23. L

    Pendant light only works with energy saving bulb

    Hi, I've just had a new ceiling pendant fitted with a dimmer switch. For some reason the light doesn't seem to work with a standard bulb (bayonet fitting) but when I put in a energy saving bulb it does light up (although flickering as its on a dimmer) so the pendant is obviously wired OK...
  24. S

    Continuity of cpc's on lighting a circuit

    Hi guys, I have got a pretty basic question to ask, but I just want some clarification please. When testing Cpc's (R1+R2 method) on a lighting circuit which line conductor are you supposed to probe in the ceiling rose? Is it the supply line, the switch line or the line out to the light bulb?
  25. S

    minor work

    hi could you help please, i want to know what would be the correct sequence of tests for a client wanting a pendant changed to installing a few spots in place of the pendant. (please note i'm studying at college and not doing a job) cheers
  26. D

    Quick switch question

    Dear all, Just started training to become an electrician, just done first week practical, made copious notes but not on the following: On a lighting circuit, when the feed comes into the switch first and then to the lamp, do i need to use 3 core to go from the switch to the lamp. Presumably...
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