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I want to set up a simple plugged in to socket cable with dimmer switch box in the middle and a straight batten with bulb in for some bulb photography i need to do. I have a plug, two core wire, dimmer switch with box to encase it and a straight batten. Want to be able to dim bulb low. Can someone direct me please.
 
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Dimmer fed from source, lamp holder fed from dimmer. It's as simple as that
Hi Matthew

I know this might sound Dim. (Pardon the pun). Could you explain what wire (blue and brown) go in L1, L2 and Com. There are 4 wires and only 3 holes. Sorry to be pain.
 

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i think thisis a simple DIY job, and as such warrants a bit of advice. basically, wire plug as normal, 5A fuse. other end of flex from plug, L (brown) into C of dimmer, N (blue) into a connector. then from L1 in dimmer to feed L to lamp. N from connector to feed N to light, earths to be continuous from plug to light, where may be dead end terminated in a connector if the lamp housing does not have an earth terminal. once wired up , plug i, bearing in mind safe working at all times, no exposed live pars etc., etc.
 
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i think thisis a simple DIY job, and as such warrants a bit of advice. basically, wire plug as normal, 5A fuse. other end of flex from plug, L (brown) into C of dimmer, N (blue) into a connector. then from L1 in dimmer to feed L to lamp. N from connector to feed N to light, earths to be continuous from plug to light, where may be dead end terminated in a connector if the lamp housing does not have an earth terminal. once wired up , plug i, bearing in mind safe working at all times, no exposed live pars etc., etc.
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Is the the correct configuration.

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can'tsee whatgoes where from that pic, but the dimmer wiring looks OK
 

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Secure those flexes with p clips or something also, to save any movement where they are connected.
 

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