Summary: Wiring a wall light: Learn how to wire a wall light, prepare a new lighting point, fit a mounting box, connect the wall light, and connect a switch.
*Non-notifiable project providing that installation complies with Electrical Regulations.
When choosing a wall light, take note of whether it has an integral switch or whether you will be required to install a separate switch run from a junction box. Make sure that the light fitting is double insulated or has an earth core to earth it. If you wish to install a wall light outside, see the project: Installing an exterior wall light.
The wiring for a wall light.
Protect strip connectors in a mounting box, an architrave box, or a round dry-lining box in a stud wall.
If using a metal mounting box, connect a flying earth core.
Connect the flex tails from the wall light so that live, neutral and earth cores are opposite each other.
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The colour-coding system for electric cable changed in 2006, make sure you read Electric cable and flex to view the new information.
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