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Firstly the lights your looking to wire, can they only be controlled by one switch or is there another switch (eg at the other end of the room).Secondly the three wires in each cable, what are their colours (eg. Red, Black,Yellow\Green or Blue, Brown, Yellow\Green)
Finally when you took off the single pole switch were all the cables terminated in the switch or were all the Blue or Blacks terminated in a terminal block lose within the back box?
Once I have this info I can give you further assistance.
Ok, the wiring you have for your switch is a switched live, so you dont have a neutral in the switch to use for your second light. As such to get the second light to work you have two options.
1. You run a third cable into the switch to power this second light, which comes off the lighting circuit.
2. You have a cable from the lighting circuit delivered in the ceiling rose for the new light.
Assuming you have already gone with option 2, which is how the existing light is wired, you wire earth of the new cable to the terminal block at the back which is part of the back box (and where the existing cable earth should have been terminated), in terms of the other two cables it doesnt really matter what way round they go, providing one goes in L1 or L2, and the other goes in common. Traditionally Blue is equivalent to Black and Brown to Red, however since this is a switched live and not traditional live and and neutral it doesnt make any odds.
Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
That should work, the only change you may need to make (after you test it with the power on) is if the switch is in the wrong position when the light is off, you may need to move the blue to L2.
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