Hi, yes & worked fine for a couple of years.
There is a little bit of cable showing & there are 3 wires: a brown, a blue and a yellow/green stripe, the wires are actually a bit longer than I first thought, long enough to attach a light to. I'm not sure what a neutral wire is, but I think he used some sort of meter to check.
Ok, thanks for the information.A neutral is part of the power, you have a hot wire , a neutral and a ground.Ground is for safety to keep from getting shocks or short circuits, and the hot plus neutral is the power to turn on the light.It sounds more like a loose connection at the point where the cable originates.I do not know why he doesnt map out the circuit, to see everything on the same breaker, then start troubleshooting to find where it may have come loose.The neutral is the blue wire in the cable. The brown is the hot and yellow/green ground.So if you measure with a tester , to the brown and yellow/green and show 230 volts, then measure the brown to blue and measure 0 volts, that means that the neutral is broken in the circuit.Probably in another light fitting on the same circuit or in the switch for that light if it had one. .Follow the cable to the point it comes from and it should be able to be repaired there, without cuting into the ceiling.This is what you do to find all the items on the same circuit breaker or fuse.
Hi again, thank you for your reply, I understand now the wiring names, live, earth & blue being the neutral. In my fuse box there is a switch to turn off the power to the upstairs lights ( 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom & the landing light), so presumably they are on the same circuit. My bathroom light also does not work, we had arranged for him to replace the existing broXXXXX XXXXXght with a new one I had bought, but he said that it was not suitable for a bathroom ( I did check this as it was sold to me as a bathroom light & the area that the light is in as far as I can see is a zone 2, which the light is meant to be suitable for, I did buy it from a reputable company). Anyway, could that be the problem? I'm not sure that he did anything with the bathroom light as he thought the fitting was incorrect.
My previous landing light was controlled by a normal on off toggle switch on the wall. I'm sorry but I didn't understand the map of the circuits you attached! but when he mentioned the junction box, which is probably in the inaccessible void, would that be where there might be the loose wire? if it is therein lies the problem, but if I understand you correctly
it probably isn't? I realise it isn't easy to know but are there things he could do to check the probability before he cuts the ceiling, I don't really want to be fobbed off by him & overcharged for work that is not necessary. You have already been very helpful, but I just need to check that I have grasped your answer correctly. Thanks.
Thank you. I now understand perfectly due to your answers.
I will go through things with him again, now armed with some information so I can know what he is talking about. Have a great weekend.