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Old 02.01.2013, 17:04
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What lights to buy for this fitting...

Hi all,

I recently moved into a new flat, and whilst most of the light fittings are of the screw in bayonet variety, i have one cluster of wires that I haven't quite figured out!

I'd appreciate if someone could point me in the direction of the correct lights for the fittings in the attached picture...

Much love, thanks in advance and happy new year, etc!

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Old 02.01.2013, 17:21
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

Pretty much any lamp you want.

You have three wires from the ceiling which will attach to any modern lamp. I would be more concerned with the mounting as not to screw too many holes in the wood
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Old 02.01.2013, 17:22
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

Most lamps with wires will fit there.

Such as:



Or something more ornate.

The three white blocks are press-fit connectors for the three wires from the lamp holder.

As your photo is not amazingly clear, I'm assuming that the third wire is an earth for a metal lamp fitting.

Hornbach, Ikea or any of those places will sell a lamp fitting.

Knowing the Swiss lack of style, it was probably one of those mounts with three spot lamps hanging off it.
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Old 02.01.2013, 17:23
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

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I'd appreciate if someone could point me in the direction of the correct lights for the fittings in the attached picture...
There are no fittings to attach any lights to, these are just the standard cables (live, neutral and earth) with the clip ons attached to them.

Because you are asking the question I would say get an electrician before you electricute yourself!

The only thing I would be wary about (other than electricuting yourself) is screwing the light fitting into the wooden ceiling piece.
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Old 02.01.2013, 17:25
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

There's a good thread here on light fittings.
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There are no fittings to attach any lights to, these are just the standard cables (live, neutral and earth) with the clip ons attached to them.
At a guess, I'd hazard its the clipons he hasn't seen before. Pull 'em off and put the light up. Flip the circuit off first for safety.
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

What The Love Doctor said. These are NOT light fittings. They are what you fit the light fitting to.
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

StirB do you live in spidermans sauna??


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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

Just make sure 100% that these are not for low voltage lights power supplies. I have a few LV light sets that connect to the transformers using sockets like these.
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

The white plastic caps can be used to attach other wires to, but are more than likely just used here to cover bare wires and prevent accidental shock (from live only - which could be brown, red or black. Yellow/green = earth; blue = neutral).

Normally, the caps are removed and the wire is fitted to the appropriate terminal of a new light - after the circuit for that fitting has been isolated (turned off).
If there are more than one of the same colour wire coming from one cap, this could indicate that there are 2 lights on the same circuit, and/or 2 switches are connected.
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StirB do you live in spidermans sauna??


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I'm trapped, but hoping to get the lights up to attract a moth for company.
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

Decide what type of light you would like up there and the best (but probably most expensive) option is to then get an electrician in to do the fitting. We were told by the moving company that it had to be done by a certified electrician (not sure why - and I don't think that people who can do it themselves will get one).
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Re: What lights to buy for this fitting...

I can only see connector blocks in Spider-Man's nest. There are no fittings. If you are not familiar with circuits and do not have multimeter it will be electrician's job to determine whether it is standard 230V supply or low voltage fed by step down transformer. You also need a hook to hold a chandelier and to hide the wires. I would dare say resort to professional help
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