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  1. jrt
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    jrt Regular EF Member

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    Hope someone can please help with strange (to me) issue

    I turned lights in last night in my home & they came on & then went off. But all apart from 1 light downstairs in my house doesn't work. At first I thought fuse, but it's ok. The 1 light that stays on is on same fuse as the ones that won't. None are linked with same switch so none of the lounge, kitchen, dining room, hall or lower toilet are working. Any ideas on where to start to remedy ?

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  2. Pete999
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    Might seem a daft question, but how do you know all the lighting in your house is on the same circuit, the fuse you talk of, is it a fuse or a circuit breaker?
     
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  3. ChrisElectrical88
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    Is the light that is working the closest or nearly the closest to the fuse board?
     
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  4. Wilko
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    Hi JRT, and Welcome to the Forum !
    Sorry to hear about your lights. You've mentioned fuses, in the 'fuse board' do you actually have fuses or are they the resettable circuit breakers?
     
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Hey Jrt, welcome to the forum.
    Apart from the checking of the lamps in the light fittings to see if they have all given up the ghost at the same time due to a surge or something else causing the issue, it sounds like it is down to good old fault finding with test equipment. You may need to set up some table lamps and call out an electrician with fault finding equipment and the knowledge to use it.
    Where in the country are you, there may be someone on the forum close to you that will have the heads up on your problem.
    Hope that helps
     
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  7. Pete999
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    Chris, I'm intrigued to know what you are getting at.
     
  8. ChrisElectrical88
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    Well I'm going off the assumption that's all the light are all off one circuit, maybe a feeds come loose if the light may have been knocked due to a loose connection? Seen it a few times in factory's where someone has banged something and dislodged a cable due to poor connections.
     
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    Well I'm going off the assumption that's all the light are all off one circuit, maybe a feeds come loose if the light may have been knocked due to a loose connection? Seen it a few times in factory's where someone has banged something and dislodged a cable due to poor connections.
     
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Bad connections from the first fitting to the rest of the loop.
     
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    Duplicate removed.
     
  12. Pete999
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    Oh I see thanks
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    If some are on it seems the most obvious thing.
     
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  14. Pete999
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    IF there is only 1 circuit probably true, but the OP hasn't come back with an answer to the question I asked, you know how lay people can sometimes get confused with things they don't understand that well.
     
  15. jrt
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    jrt Regular EF Member

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    Morning, thanks for all the comments. I have a switchbox (not breaker) that has fuses in it that has 5 fuses in it, 2 for lights (up/down) 2 for sockets (U/D) & 1 for the cooker. If I swap the fuses for lights, all still work upstairs so thats how I know fuses ok. The light that works is not closest to fuse box. FB is in a converted garage & the light in that room does not work, in fact, I would say only light that does work is furthest from the FB. Nearly all my lights downstairs are spotlights, I think maybe a loop issue somewhere ? PS: I am in the UK
     
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