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  1. Matthew Hunter
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    Matthew Hunter New EF Member

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    I am not an electrician but fitted a few light fittings and thought it was pretty straight forward but that is the extent of my knowledge. This one, however, wont turn off. Just moved into a new build and took previous light fitting from my other house. When i have fitted it, the light wont turn off at the switch. The previous light fitting had several terminals for the wires to go into whereas the new has only 1 for each colour. So 4 wires are currently rammed into one side and 2 into the other (see photos). I know I am doing something wrong and I know its a probably an easy fix, I just dont know what... any help is much appreciated

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  2. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    Either reinstate the original fitting or call an electrician. The chances of you connecting that new fitting in a safe manner even if you know which wire to connect and to where are zero. That is an accident waiting to happen.
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    switch off the lights mcb, and ring someone that knows what they are doing .cause they have the wright test gear .
     
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  4. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    the wright test gear:
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    agree with westie. that joint box in the new fitting is not suitable for the configuration of the wiring. call an electrician while you still live. :(
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    The reason your light wont turn off is because you have joined all the brown cables together, basically omitting the switch, best option call an electrician to sort it for you, a simple job, for a savvy electrician.
     
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  7. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    I love this forum!
    That terminal box - I wonder if anyone has ever used it when installing a light
    Do as they say ^^^^^^^ and learn from this experience!
     
  8. Matthew Hunter
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    Matthew Hunter New EF Member

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    Cheers fellas already done
     
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  9. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Tell me you didn't use that 'joint box', please :eek:
     
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  10. matt1386
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    matt1386 Electrician's Arms

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    As above, simple, easy and cheap job for somebody who knows what they are doing !
     
  11. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Actually the install switch wire is a double brown which makes it very easy to sort BUT it still needs to be done professionally and safely.
     
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  12. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    how much!
     
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  13. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Don't why people bother making life difficult for themselves?
     
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  14. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    I do wonder how these idiotic manufacturers expect people to cope with loop in method wiring?
     
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  15. ipf
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    ipf Forum Mentor

    Yep……..2 wires to connect and it's done :rolleyes:
     
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