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No problem, just trying to work out a few wiring diagrams on a sheet of paper here, as it should be a straightforward swap...
Was the original ceiling light a standard pendant light fitting?
Are the wires still connected to the original light?
Could you attach some photos of the wiring here?
Ok, on the original light with three cables entering the light fitting, this is known as loop-in wiring - there will be two circuit cables and a switch cable.
So this is not compatible with the new strip light.
What I would normally do in this case is keep the original rose light fitting and push it into the roof void or conceal it with the new light, then wire the new light directly to it. If this isn't possible then you will need to fit an intermediate rose somewhere on the circuit to take the two circuit cables and switch cable so that the switch circuit functions normally again.
Alternatively, you could try using connector terminal blocks to wire up the switch circuit again - it should look similar to the attached diagram with 3 separated connector blocks.
Should you have any questions in the future, feel free to reply back at any time.
Glad I could be of some assistance!
It is just trial and error to get the switch sequence working.
Hi Steve, glad to hear it worked! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Pete.