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    • redmalc
    • By redmalc 5th Jan 18, 9:15 AM
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    ceiling Light Pendant not working
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:15 AM
    ceiling Light Pendant not working 5th Jan 18 at 9:15 AM
    Morning any ideas for my problem,in the living room we have two light pendants working of the same switch and came home last night and switched the lights on and one of them went bang and stopped working but the other is fine.
    Electrician required or could it be something easy that i could look at the pendants have been up for six years and never been an issue other than changing the odd bulb.

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    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 5th Jan 18, 9:27 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:27 AM
    Bulbs do sometimes blow; I assume you've changed the bulb and it's still not working, otherwise that's your first obvious step
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 5th Jan 18, 9:43 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:43 AM
    That depends on how confident you are with electrics. I assume you have tried another bulb.

    If the other light is still working, the most likely thing is that a wire has come adrift either in the pendant or in the ceiling rose.

    Turn the power off (not just at the light switch, as there may be live mains in the ceiling rose). Try unscrewing the top of the pendant and looking in there. Try unscrewing the rose and look in there for any stray wires.

    If a wire has snapped, then you should be able to chop the ends off the live and neutral and re-terminate them.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • redmalc
    • By redmalc 5th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
    Sorry i forgot to mention the pendant as six lights on it and all the lot just stopped working
    • GrumpyDil
    • By GrumpyDil 5th Jan 18, 5:21 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 5:21 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 5:21 PM
    In which case I would guess a loose or damaged wire. Fix should probably be quite straightforward but if you are not confident with electrics then get someone who is to check for you. Better than frying yourself or causing other problems.
    • societys child
    • By societys child 9th Apr 18, 7:12 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 7:12 PM
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    • Le_Kirk
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    Yoda
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