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I know this is the UK Electric forum but here in Australia we use the old English Electric system so I was wondering if someone could help.

I am fitting an Ikea ceiling light which has one large terminal with x2 live and Neutral connections.

The light fitting is an old rose type fitting with wires terminated directly onto the back of the light fitting.

I have 5 wires, 3 Red, 2 Black and 1 White. No Earth wires.

On inspection of the light switch on the wall there is a Red Wire and White Wire to complete the circuit.

From my understanding the Red wires are the live cables and are kept together. The Black wires is neutral and the White is switched live?

On the Ikea fitting I should be fitting the White Wire to Live and the black to neutral?

Picture below minus the green earth wires.


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