Please read the disclaimer
before attempting any electrical work. If
you are uncertain then contact
a qualified electrician.
and diagrams below:
by step instructions on Changing a one gang
one way light switch.
This is the most commonly used method of
wiring a one way switch, they can appear
difficult at first but if you take your
time and study the pictures/diagram below,
it should be pretty straight forward.
You will need a 1 way light switch for this,
they can be identified by looking at the
terminals on the back of the switch (a 2
way light switch will still work on a one
way circuit as shown in our pictures below).
E.g. com (common) L1 terminal and L2 terminal.
Two Way Switch
Diagrams - Click
on the desired colours and difficulty to
or tape would of been placed on the wires
as shown to show the blue is live.
are other methods of wiring a one gang one
way switch but this is the most common way
and is the easiest by far”
- Jamie Vernon of Online
Electrical Services LTD.
there is 2 pictures shown. The reason being
there is different cable colours and this
is to be sure that your colour is listed
here! (Only one of the pictures per stage
will apply for you).
light switch should look like
New colours have been used to
show you for this example.
If you are using metal/chrome/brass switches
always make sure the switch is earthed.
Check if your lights have
earths, if there are no earths in your switches
or lights get in touch with a qualified
Always use insulated tools
when working with electricity.
Take your time and
double over your simple cables as good practice.
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