I tried to replace a crappy old ceiling light fitting with a new unit. I
wired it up , flicked on the electric and it came on , so I thought it was
Then I replaced the light switch with a clean new one. When I turned on
the power again the light was on and it stays on regardless of what position
the switch is at. I tested the switch on another circuit & it is ok.
I know little about electrics. All I ever attempt to do is swap like for
like where there is not much chance to make a decision & screw things up !
How can the light be on permanantly even though it is connected to a
You have probably incorrectly wired the ceiling rose - Wickes have a good
leaflet on wiring but there doesn't appear to be an online version at the
moment. I have a 'soft' copy but your email address doesn't appear to be
real, so I haven't attempted to send you a copy.
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