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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Just a quickie hope its not a stupid question, one of the ceiling lights in my home is flickering and its not the bulb i think its the wires not being connected properly or not in the right connection. So to operate on it safely do i just turn off the lecky at the consumer unit? ta
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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Yes mate but but it might be an idea to leave other lights on the same ring when you switch off then you will know it's dead. Unless you have a voltage meter or a live circuit test on a screwdriver? then you can test for dead!
#2
turn of on the cunsumer unit
#3
unfortunately i dont have one of them so i think i will just go ahead, ta ,mate repped
#4
Go carefull buddy if you cant turn off at a fuse board or MCB board! dont rely on the wall switch as one of the circuits will still be live!
banned#5
yes you do need to turn off leccy not just light switch, also maybe better waiting for daylight rather than working by torch
#6
sassie
yes you do need to turn off leccy not just light switch, also maybe better waiting for daylight rather than working by torch


Good point about being in the dark LOL, didn't think of that:thumbsup:
#7
Has the opening post been changed in this thread?

So to operate on it safely do i just turn off the lecky at the consumer unit? ta


Where are people getting "Light switch" from?
banned#8
thesaint
Has the opening post been changed in this thread?



Where are people getting "Light switch" from?


well if he was not gonna turn the leccy off then its pretty obvious he was just gonna turn the switch off, or do you think he was going to leave that on too :roll: If not pretty obvious then it was worth a mention dont ya think
#9
thesaint
Has the opening post been changed in this thread?



Where are people getting "Light switch" from?


Saint , i think what was meant is that if you dont turn off at Fuse or MCB board then Dont rely on just switching off a light switch (ie it will still be live):thumbsup:
#10
If you are not sure what you are doing get someone in..Always turn off at the Mains or if you have trip switches just trip the circuit breakers for the lights.. You don't mention what type of light you are dealing with. If it is the standard pendant light, it can have the fault both at the section where you plug the bulb in or in the ceiling rose.. You would really want to check both.

Again you don't say if you have been doing something with the light before this problem started
#11
Benson's Bargain
Saint , i think what was meant is that if you dont turn off at Fuse or MCB board then Dont rely on just switching off a light switch (ie it will still be live):thumbsup:


That's what I don't get. From reading the OP, it seemed like he/she was going to switch it off at the consumer unit.

So to operate on it safely do i just turn off the lecky at the consumer unit? ta
banned#12
wonder what the "do i just" means? do you think he thought he had to contact the embassy or something like that, he was unsure, members made sure he was sure with their input
#13
So Kiwinator, Have you had a shocking night so far?

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