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Old 24.01.2020, 21:51
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It's actually very easy rather than just possible, the no of times I have seen Phase & Neutral reversed in an 1980's built studio in ZH might surprise you. Sound men usually cut the earth connection..........
It's especially common with standing lamps that have two prong plugs (or Schuko style plugs) that can be plugged in when rotated by 180 degrees, but still have single pole switches, so that it may actually be the neutral line that is being interrupted.

Thus it is always recommendable to unplug before changing the light bulb, or touching anything in the vicinity of the bulb or fitting.

I also unplug them when leaving the house for more than a couple of days.
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Old 24.01.2020, 21:54
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It's actually very easy rather than just possible, the no of times I have seen Phase & Neutral reversed in an 1980's built studio in ZH might surprise you. Sound men usually cut the earth connection..........
yup, I have found many situations where the phase and neutral lines were interchanged. Always good to phase-test them rather than just assume.
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Old 24.01.2020, 23:27
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I haven't done anything like this before so was wondering:
Why dont you go to your nearest DIY store and ask them to show you the wireless models? Much easier installation...
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Why dont you go to your nearest DIY store and ask them to show you the wireless models? Much easier installation...
Don't you think that changing the batteries will be of great discomfort?
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I want to put a light fixture in the ceiling, but there is not currently any electrical wiring there. However, there is a switch+plug socket on a nearby wall.

So my basic idea is to attach some new wire from that socket run it up the wall and along the ceiling to connect the new light.

I haven't done anything like this before so was wondering:

1. Is there anything online which shows what the inside of these swiss socket things look like? I guess it shouldn't be too hard to figure it out anyway

2. Cutting out a path along the wall and ceiling and then re-filling it and re-painting it seems like a lot of work. An alternative may be to run a small plastic conduit along the wall and ceiling and put the cable inside that. Apart from being ugly is there anything that speaks against doing this (code/regulation-wise)?

3. Any pitfalls to watch out for?
Don't worry. The worst that can happen is an electrical fire.
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Old 25.01.2020, 08:17
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Why dont you go to your nearest DIY store and ask them to show you the wireless models? Much easier installation...
Isn't a wireless light source just...a window?
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Isn't a wireless light source just...a window?
No. Its called the sun
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Old 25.01.2020, 12:29
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Don't worry. The worst that can happen is an electrical fire.
Most unlikely, even if the connections are loose a light won't use enough power to heat anything enough to burn.
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Most unlikely, even if the connections are loose a light won't use enough power to heat anything enough to burn.
This is not true. If the remaining connection is small enough it can produce a lot of heat with only 10W
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