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Old 10-27-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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I have decided to simply remove an existing bathroom light and fit a new light in its place. There is no new or additional wiring involved just changing the light fitting itself. However, I have taken down the old light and revealed wiring that I don't fully understand. I now have bare wires hanging from the ceiling and a new light to fit without knowing which goes where. I have taken photos if it helps but here is the set-up - I just hope somebody can please help me so I can put the new light up.

1. I have 2 sets of what appear to be red and black.
2. I have 1 set of what appears to be 3 red and 1 black.
3. I have 1 green (earth) wire.

The set-up in the bathroom is:
Dual light switch outside the bathroom wall which operates the landing light, the bathroom light and the extractor fan which comes on when I turn on the bathroom light.

Any help would be appreciated.



PS Forgot to mention that there is also a switch in the entrance hallway downstairs for the upstairs landing light that also does not now work....


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Why did you not mark the wires when removing the old fixture dummy!

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Why did you not mark the wires when removing the old fixture dummy!
I know - Any ideas - I am just sorting photos out now......
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My location is UK
2 options

1. get an electrician

2. Get a meter and an extension cord with a known good ground on it, and start testing to find out what is actually hot. With ALL of the power OFF a tone generator would be awesome here.

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You need a fixture box also.

If you can afford an electrician, it is time to call one, unless you really want to spend the time and learn how to do this.

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