I admit I havent a clue about wiring. I just replace a light fitting by
copying the wiring on the light I am replacing.
I have replaced a few 3 way spotlight lights and normally it is just a case
of putting the live and neutral in the same place as the old lighting. The
ceiling usually has an earth wire coming down which I attach to the light
frame with a securing screw.
But on the new light I am putting up the live and neutral are simple but
the earth from the ceiling comes down in a loop and goes back into the
ceiling without touching the lighting. The new light I am putting up has an
earth wire already attached to the frame. What do I do about this earth
wire? Do I attach it to the earth from the ceiling ? This means of course
that the old light I took down wasnt attached to the ceiling earth
I can't see why not. Does the earth loop terminate in a terminal block?,
if so, then you just need to connect the wire from the light fitting to
that. Some light fittings (all plastic) don't usually have an earth
connection. Depending how old a fitting is, many didn't have an earth
connection to / from the fitting, although it's probably mandatory to do
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