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In you fitting you will have a LNE in
A LNE out
and a switch wire (with or without earth)
The switch has that wire configuration.
If you can trace which one is the switch wire?
The issue is i have turned all the switches on at the switch board and none of the lights work in the living room kitchen.
the other two cables go into the L N and E connections in a junction box
I understand that, but they will not work until wired correctly
Did you take a junction box off?
Shall i take the switch off the wall?
No i didn't take the junction box off the wall!
The junction box where the light was?
How were the wires connection before you took the light off?
The back end of the ceiling rose is a junction box
Yes i took it off, as there was a new one on the new lights
but it will not take all 3 wires, the one with the new light is just the feed for the light
If you imagine leaving the existing fitting up there then the flex that led to the light will now feed your new light fitting
You still need the junction box in place
Previously, all three wires had been wired into the one light.
no, they were connected to the junction box that fed the light
the junction box was part of the light
You need to reinstate the junction box as per the drawing attached
The junction box is part of the previous light fitting. The lights now turn on, but the light i'm adjusting only turns on when it should be off.
Do you need to turn the light switch the other way up to sort this - or are you saying it is a different problem