You can easily be responsible for installing and setting up lamps at home yourself. However, when dealing with electricity it is always good to have a little background knowledge. Therefore, read this guide and learn more about how to set up and install a lamp.
Remember safety when installing lamps
When you embark on installing a new lamp, you must be sure that you have taken the necessary safety precautions.
- Always disconnect the power to avoid getting a shock and remember that it is not enough to simply turn the switch off.
- Be sure to check if there is voltage in the area you are working with. You can do this with the help of a phase tester, which will light up if there is voltage.
Get the right equipment
Correct equipment is important to be able to perform the task.
- Phase tester
- Cable cutter tool
- Slotted screwdriver (flat head screwdriver)
- Small screwdriver
You must have a phase tester so that you can be sure that you have taken all the necessary safety measures with the installation of a lamp. A phase tester doesn't cost a lot of money, and the next time you have to set up a lamp, you'll be happy with your purchase. Once you have all these tools, you will be able to mount a lamp.
How to prepare the wires
For you to put the wires on the lamp socket, it is necessary that you prepare them.
- Cut approx. 4 cm of the outermost layer of the cord. Be careful not to cut the three thin wires that run inside it. If the copper wires are visible, you have cut too deep. It is therefore better to cut the cable again and remove the outer part of the cable again.
- After this, three small wires become visible: A blue (N), a brown (L) and a green/yellow (PE).
- Now cut 6 mm of the plastic on these wires so that the copper wire is exposed - again be careful not to cut the copper wires.
- You then twist the copper wire on each small wire a little, and the cord is ready to be attached on the lamp socket.
Connection to lamp outlet
When you are connecting the lamp to the lamp socket, it is important that you mount the individual wires in the correct clamps. There are four terminals which are marked as N, M1, M2 and Ground.