Help! Half my house has lost light...

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Annigbelle, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Annigbelle

    Annigbelle New Member

    Hi all, would really appreciate some help!
    I bought a new light fitting yesterday and put it up in my living room. I stupidly took the old fitting down without noting which wires were going where... there are 4 wires in the ceiling - 2 black (neutral), 1 green/yellow (earth) and 1 black with a red sleeve (live).
    I’m pretty sure the old fitting was using only one of the black neutral wires, so I’ve only used 1 on this new fitting (which uses LEN)... however the new light will work, as will the light in the next room, but the ceiling lights in the rest of my flat won’t turn on since I’ve switched the power back on!
    Can anyone advise me as to whether I need to use both black wires, try the other black wire or just call an electrician to help me out
    Thanks in advance! Annie
  2. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Yes,you need to connect the two blacks together.
  3. Comlec

    Comlec Well-Known Member

  4. Annigbelle

    Annigbelle New Member

    Thank you both! All working now :)
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  5. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

    Feedback of resolution always good!

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