Basics: Wiring a Lighting Circuit

Basics: Wiring a Lighting Circuit

Cable size: 1.0mm TPS or 1.5mm TPS

I’ll be uploading a few ‘Basic’ videos for beginners while filming more advanced videos.

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DIY ELECTRICAL WORK UNLESS BY LAW IT IS LEGAL IN YOUR STATE OR COUNTRY.
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50 Comments

  1. Deck on August 18, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing. In Australia I would have to pay someone at least $150 to do this. They’ll try to scare you off. 🙂

  2. Free Palestine on August 18, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Good on ya mate

  3. Mark Thompson on August 18, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    What happens if you put the red wire from the switchboard into the #1 and the other red wire to the light into the common by mistake

  4. Forge Wright on August 18, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Hey Sparkydave nice straight forward video mate, thanks for sharing. If you wanted to run a second, third, etc light/s that are to all turn on at the same time from the same switch, would you just connect another red, black, green wire into the same spots on the first batten fitting and on to the next light and then repeat for the third light, or is there a better way?. Cheers Andy

  5. Michael Costello on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Can this cable size supply the 3:1 lamp heaters and fan combo. The heat bulbs are 275 watts each * 2 off

  6. Gavin Dsouza on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for your videos
    Can I use a 10amp switch to change a switch on an electric cooking range cheers

  7. गाउ बेसि on August 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    ok

  8. John Isley on August 18, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Dave, Thanks for the vid’s, they are absolutely great. A video on wiring up multiple power outlets/GPO’s "say 3" would be great. Thank’s

  9. James Campbell on August 18, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Hey dude, whats the story if my light fitting isn’t earthed, older style house 40s any help would be appreciated.

  10. AM PM on August 18, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Nice

  11. Brittnay Beddoes on August 18, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Couldn’t have done it without ya sparky Dave!!!

  12. Ester Msembe on August 18, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    good my lovely brother👍

  13. localGuy Yes on August 18, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks bro
    Nice
    Easy
    Awesome accent

  14. بارو - Baro on August 18, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    🌺🌹❤️🥰👍

  15. Damien Elliott on August 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks

  16. Petr Fila on August 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Hi Dave, our single gang switches have just 1 white and one red cable connected to them. In one room, the red cable goes to socket 1 but in the second room it goes to the C socket. Which version is correct?

  17. Jamacrli on August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Great video.

  18. Legacy Health Care on August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Brilliant simple and fully informative

  19. JSee on August 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Is that Keith Richards?

  20. Don on August 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Nice a simple and to the point. Great video!

  21. Stanley Jaxen on August 18, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    so what about a second light bulb? can it be wired in series to the first?

  22. ahmed abdul-rahman on August 18, 2021 at 10:28 pm

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  23. Willo on August 18, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Hey SparkyDave,
    How do I add a plug base for an exhaust fan to an IXL Tastic.

  24. impulsivedata8712 on August 18, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Just call an electrician you tightasses 😂😂😂

  25. PianoBlack62 on August 18, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Legend

  26. wonthaggi style. on August 18, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    This is gold 👍

  27. Ambitious on August 18, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Great one mate

  28. rajat joshi on August 18, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Very good I fix my light too…can u upload how to fix pulling light for attic…& floor LED lights like in the kitchen plz

  29. Clive Camangon on August 18, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Hey mate, I have one power outlet on the garage ceiling and would like to add another one for another light fitting, how do I go about it? Cheers.

  30. House Fairy on August 18, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I’m just trying to work out how to wire in two LED spots but will use a plug and not wire them into the mains. I am going to connect the spots in a circuit with one wire going to the switch. The cable I’ve bought has no earth. It’s a metal switch. Is it necessary to have an earth? The cable that will go from the light switch to the plug also has just the live and neutral wires. Is it ok to do it all with no earths, especially considering I’m using a metal switch and a metal box?

  31. Simon Private on August 18, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    How would I plug it into a 240v wall socket?

  32. Soldier69er on August 18, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Why isn’t the wiring run to the batten holder from the switchboard and then looped to the switch? Isn’t it better to loop at the light rather than the switch?

  33. Daniel Bedggood on August 18, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Dave, thanks for this. To add another batten light to the circuit, would you just feed from the first batten crimping wires into the same terminals?

  34. Drew John on August 18, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    great vid mate…

  35. Seamus Warren on August 18, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    There is only a single red and black behind my switch.

    Loads of cables behind the ceiling battens. It seems the mains power daisy chains in a channel cut into the cement ceiling.

  36. Rhys on August 18, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Hey mate, with this entire new circuit, does this have to come off an entirely new CB?

  37. Captain Buff on August 18, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Gold man. I’ve just seen your latest vid come up and so I checked this one first…so dam easy! 👍

  38. heretodaygonetomorrow on August 18, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    thank you very much mate legend!

  39. Jephthah Junor on August 18, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Wonderful good explanation keep sending more videos.👍

  40. KingRBN on August 18, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    🙂 VIDEO REQUEST : Installing a Hot Water Kit (I see you have an old vid on a hot water cylinder..). Also maybe a vid diagnosing comment problems with Stoves/oven units?

    Good what you’re doing mate! keep it up. Thanks!!

  41. Ric Hyden on August 18, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Perfectly explained!

  42. Seth Foote on August 18, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Great vids mate so helpful, keep it up

  43. klemm zagala on August 18, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Youre here in auckland, mate?

  44. Banana Bug on August 18, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    OMG XD
    I can litturally only emagine using that screw driver if you were british and taking the piss

  45. Ion Ho on August 18, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Very good
    . big thanks

  46. Dheeraj Kotgwal on August 18, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Hey bro where r u from

  47. Bowen Dawson on August 18, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Hey Dave, just a question in regards to video, assuming youve opened the light switch and replacing with something alot newer, how would one determine which wire is going to the switchboard and which is going to the light, cheers

  48. Dar Digs on August 18, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Great idea

  49. Gabriel Batistuta Amaral Vieira on August 18, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Hey bro, in my holder I have 5 cables, green black, red and white one and a red one again( lite one) you can help me? Where I can put the white one?

  50. john rambo on August 18, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    thanks dave

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