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Hi all,

I have 15 downlights in the kitchen but need to remove one due to getting rid of an aga and needing to install a new cooker and extractor hood - the hood is going where one of the downlights is located.

I've replaced plenty of these over the years, but wanted to check the best way of co9mpletely removing it.

Is it simply a case of disconnecting the light, and using a terminal block to isolate the wiring for that one light?

Many thanks
 
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Or am I better off removing the light from the transformer but leaving the transformer connected in the ceiling void?
 

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Neither !
Generally questions like this go unanswered, nobody here knows the state of your wiring or how the lights have been wired. Wise advise would be to call out a local electrician to make sure that the wires are made safe and properly encloused.
 
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Actually just found a 5amp junction box in the garage. Disconnected the light and transformer and connected the wires back up in the junction box. Tested everything and it’s working fine. Good to go??
 
Actually just found a 5amp junction box in the garage. Disconnected the light and transformer and connected the wires back up in the junction box. Tested everything and it’s working fine. Good to go??
Have you waited an hour with the lights on and had a good sniff around for burning ?
 

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Zerax was joking, but that is not the correct type of junction box to use. Read the Guide to Junction boxes PDF here.
 
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The wagobox looks like it will only take two connectors but the cables are earthed and so will need three connectors inside the box. Does anyone know if they will take 3 connectors inside?
 
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