i got a new light shade and a ceiling rose from IKEA recently and
taking down old ceiling rose discovered the cable supply was 2 black
wires and 2 red wires going to housing with a seperate earth wire
attached to the rose took off earth and attached it to new rose and
wired up the new wires blue and brown to black and red switched light
on, it stayed on even when it was switched off! I then switched wires
blue, brown to red and black same thing still switched on. any ideas
anyone e.g do i remove the earth? please help, wife is threatening to
phone her supersonic brother-in-law and asking him for advice!
Its probably wired with one pair being the live feed to the light
fitting, then the other pair the feed and return to the switch.
Functional wiring would be red feed wire connected directly to
red switch wire, then both black wires to the light.
You have mixed up the live feed and the switch connection. Look for a
red sleeve on one of the wires, this is switched.
I'm feeling nervous about you doing this work. This is fairly standard
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