Fitting loose, how to replace?

Old 09-29-20, 01:53 AM
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Fitting loose, how to replace?

Hi there
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this fitting is under our stairs and as you can see is hanging down. Almost like an upside down lamp.

Yesterday it got knocked and now the bulb doesnít sit it in correctly as there is a bit of plastic missing that is stopping the correct alignment now. Iíve removed the white cover which says itís T2 and found that itís this bit that has broken

Never replaced a fitting before.

Whatís the black fitting called so I can get a new one? Or do I need a new fitting including the white outer bits that the wires appear to be going into

looks like Iíll have some wiring to do for the first time Iíll no doubt be posting about that soon
Old 09-29-20, 04:40 AM
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Don't recognize what you have there but I would just replace the whole thing with a new less than 5 fixture. A picture of the rest of fixture would help.
Old 09-29-20, 07:26 AM
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I agree with PUGSI, get a new fixture. Where are you located? Doesn't look like USA .
If it's typical 120v 15 amp light fixture then it will be easy.
Shut off power to that circuit. Remove fixture (you most like will need to remove staples to allow freer movement, don't nick the insulation). Black wire will attach to the gold or dark screw of the new fixture, white wire will connect to the silver or light colored screw. Remount and turn on power. Insert bulb.

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Old 09-29-20, 09:59 AM
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Welcome to the forums from the UK.

You should put non-US in your user bio.

We don't use surface mount wiring like that in the States and I don't recognize that light fitting.
It's basically a surface mounted self contained fixture with no box.
You need to check with a local sparky or supply house.
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Thanks all!

sorry, yes UK not USA poster

will get in touch with a sparky today and get it sorted


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