How to wire a light socket?
I’ve got a camping swag type pendant light fixture which I like to hard cable in to the ceiling. I cut the plug off of the light fixture cord and ” cable ” it straight to the neutral and hot cables within the ceiling fixture recess.
I ensured the neutral and hot wires went to the related terminals within the lamp holder. There’s a floor cable within the ceiling recess, I haven’t touched this as my wiring does not have a ground and i’m not sure how to deal with this.
Anyway, while I switch the light on nothing happens. I can check out the very hot wire is energized as my live wire detector beeps when it’s close to it. It beeps all the way down towards the light fixture lamp holder.
Remarks: You need to mention when you first wired this up I had live and neutral corrected within the lamp holder and got a short while I switched it on. I do not think the fuse is blown since I get power and I changed the bulb to ensure the lamp wasn’t blown either.
The first thing to do is test the lamp holder itself. The easy way try this is to apply a multi-meter set to AC and an appropriate voltage setting for your supply voltage. Using the test leads, touch the bottom pin and the metal of the base exterior (the part the bulb screws into). It should read your supply voltage.
If it does not then there is an issue with the light bulb socket itself. If it reads the right voltage, either your bulbs are bad or they aren’t contacting with the socket. With the turn off, make use of a screw driver to gently lift the bottom pin up a bit and then try your bulb again.