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new light fitting

by bazza » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:28 pm

hi guys sorry if this as been covered over n over again but im fitting new spotlight in bedroom .old light fitting standard ceiling rose .new light fitting metal spotlights i av no problems wiring it just wondering with the new light bein metal do i av to add a flying earth to the face plate also im sure i read somewhere that on metal sockets and light switches you dont need to add flying earths as long as there is a metal fixing screw attached cud someone please confirm if this is true thanx alot bazza

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by BLAKEY1963 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:11 am

BAZZA

Quite simply the most important thing to ensure is that the green and yellow wire from your lighting circuit ( earth / cpc as we call it ) , is connected to the metal work of your fitting. this could well be done by a pigtail earth from the main terminal block of the fitting to the metal.
class 1 fittings , items with metal frames must be earthed . a live conductor touching the fitting would then operate safely the protective device .

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by sparx » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:17 pm

Hi Bazza,
as per Blakey1963, plus regards back box fly leads see Chris-on -tours ? FCU-RCD where I have answered said ? fully,
regards SPARX

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by bazza » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:15 pm

cheers guys thanx

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