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Wire an outside light with pir staying on Assistant: I'll do

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Wire an outside light with pir staying on
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have a three core cable with black, brown/red and grey and earth as well. I have black as neutral (pre 2006) brown as live and spare grey but pir light staying on all the time
Expert:  JamesI replied 3 months ago.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  JamesI replied 3 months ago.

Is the light designed to take a 3 core (switched live), what terminals do you have on the light fitting?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The terminal on light fitting is switched live, live, earth and neutral
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
There is already a wire in the connecting block for all these from the lamp and also on the switched live from the pir opposite
Expert:  JamesI replied 3 months ago.

Most lights have an override, so you have a perm live, switched live and neutral.

On the light switch inside you then have two gang switch one to isolate the light, and another to override the PIR so its always on.

So look at what wire you have at your switch and wire accordingly.