I replaced the light fitting in our living room, which is controlled by a dimmable switch, and now the light is always on.
When the dimmer is in the off position, the light is not very bright. When I turn the light on by increasing the dimmer setting, the light gradually gets brighter as expected. In the fully on position, when I place my ear next to the dimmer switch, I can hear a buzzing sound. The volume of the buzzing sound gets quieter when I lower the dimmer setting.
While I was changing the light fitting, I turned the light switch to the off position; however, to my surprise still got a small electric shock (it hurt, but I survived).
The light fitting came with two wires: brown and blue. The fitting in the ceiling also has a brown and blue wire, so I connected blue to blue, and brown to brown.
I have a few questions:
- Did I wire the fitting up correctly? Could it be possible that I just need to wire blue to brown?
- Is the switch broken?
- Could there be another issue?
- Was I wrong (stupid) to assume that turning the light off at the switch was enough to protect me from an electric shock?