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I removed two light sockets and wires are bare im waiting

Customer Question

i removed two light sockets and wires are bare im waiting for new light fittings today but all other lights now dont work?
JA: What's the brand and model of your product?
Customer: no idea i havent got the light fittings yet they arriving today
JA: What have you tried so far?
Customer: checking trips switxhes
JA: Anything else you want the Electronics Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
basically i removed kitchen light and hallway light so the wires are just hanging down now untill new light fittings come,is this why the other lights wont work? will they woek again once i fit the new lights?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
all other things work,like plug sockets and boiler,
Expert:  JamesI replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  JamesI replied 17 days ago.

Most likely by disconnecting the light fitting you have disconnected the lighting ring main or the common neutral.

If you can take a picture of what wires you have I can advise you further.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
ok will send photos,so if i connect new light fittings will it likely sovle the issue? as i dont want to book electrican for for nothing
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
found electrician but they charge a lot
sorry if photos are not clear
Expert:  JamesI replied 17 days ago.

Unfortunately without the flash most of the pictures are too dark or blurry.

However in essence you need to join the reds together in one screw or WAGO connector and then the same with the blacks, this should then allow the lights to come back on.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
ok brill will try that later on and let you know
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
ok that never worked so will need to get an electrician thanks
Expert:  JamesI replied 17 days ago.

Did you take a picture of the wiring on the pendant before removing the light fitting?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
i did actually
Expert:  JamesI replied 17 days ago.

Let me know if having all black and all reds (except the red sleeved black) terminated lets the lights come back on.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I haven't tried as I booked an electrician and can't cancel it as will charge me.
All I can do now it let you know if they fox it.
Mind you s proper electrician should be doing it anyway
Expert:  JamesI replied 16 days ago.

No problem. have a good day.