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Hi I am a complete novis I am trying to wire my new ceiling

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Hi I am a complete novis I am trying to wire my new ceiling light in my bathroom the new fitting only has two white wires and there are three red wires and three black wires.i have no idea which wire goes where any ideas many thanks?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 3 years ago.

XXXXX XXXXX :

Have you taken off the old fitting yet?

Customer:

Yes I am a bit silly doing it thrown it away

Customer:

Hello are you still there?

XXXXX XXXXX :

The problem is that you will have a L,N and E for the supply in

XXXXX XXXXX :

You will have a L,N and E for the supply to the next light

XXXXX XXXXX :

Then a L and switched live for the light fitting

Customer:

So how can I find that out what wires go where

XXXXX XXXXX :

You may need to turn the power back on and find out which is live to find the fitting first - do you have a multimeter?

Customer:

No I dont I am a novis

XXXXX XXXXX :

You will have to get an electrician to sort this, you cannot turn the power back on to the lighting circuit until it has been sorted

Customer:

Ok

XXXXX XXXXX :

It sounds like you have purchased the wrong light fitting also

XXXXX XXXXX :

Get him to bring one with him

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