- Electrics help – two live wires, one neutral
There should be one cable coming out of the wall
It should contain a Brown core (Live) a Blue core with a Brown tube (switched live) and a bare earth that requires some yellow/green sleeve.
The only exception is where the fitting is looped (in a ceiling rose)
Get someone in
EDIT – seen your updated photo – that is not right at all – get a proper sparky inPosted 3 years ago
So you re wondering what the bare copper wire is? That’s the earth you need to put some green and yellow sleeving on it and attach it it th earth terminal of your light. Which maybe a small metal lug on the bracket or the light. If your light has a sticker on it with 2 squares , one inside the other , it is double insulated and does not require an earth to be fitted.Posted 3 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Could be worse, out house is wired up with red/black wires, however it was built in the 50’s when apparently there was a shortage of wires, so red isn’t always live and black isn’t always neutral!
Made re-fitting the hallway lights interesting as it was 2 lights and 2 switches. Followed the logic that if I got it wrong then either the consumer board would trip or nothing would work. Took 4 attempts.Posted 3 years ago
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