Can someone please advise me on what to do with mixed up wiring on ceiling light job?

I'm putting up a new light fixture, but I've got three black wires and the red band has fallen off the live wire. How can I tell which one is the live wire now?

Asked By: falutd - 5/10/2009
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Firstly i assume you are in the UK... More
Answered By: Lindumspark - 5/11/2009
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Use a mains tester.
Answered By: taxed till i die, - 5/10/2009
Call a qualified professional electrician before you get hurt or cause a fire that may kill you or your family. They have the tools and the experience to do the work in a safe and competent manner. The fees are minimal compared to rebuilding your home or a funeral.
Answered By: Jim W - 5/10/2009
gee pick 1 turn on the power and try it...
Answered By: mark h - 5/10/2009
How gan you tell? With a tester. Don't be afraid of electricity, just respect it's space. More Info would have been helpful. Pictures would be great, however since we don't: the only wires that you really needed to be concerned with are the wires that went to the old fixture. The wires that are (were) tucked up into... More
Answered By: EagleWatcher - 5/10/2009
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