Apologies if this is a stupid question, but my google fu is failing me.

I have a ceiling socket for a lamp. I want to use it to power two lamps, controlled by the same two three-way switches. How do I achieve that? I thought there'd be some sort of standard 'splitter' box I can connect to the endpoint and then connect the individual lamps to that, but I cannot find anything. Thanks in advance

EDIT2: completely forgot that the light is actually controlled by two switches, not one

EDIT: here's the socket, standard EU I believe, brown wire, light blue wire, and earth the ceiling socket

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    We're going to need a picture of your ceiling socket. – JACK Dec 8 '19 at 15:15
  • Oops, good point, uploaded an image – gotofritz Dec 8 '19 at 15:24

You're looking at things from the lamp's perspective. From that perspective, multi-way switching is irrelevant.

On the lugs are the switched-hot and neutral that you need to provide to the other lamp. Just carry it from there to the other lamp, and you're done.

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  • OK, so it's simply a matter of sticking two new wires in the same connector holes currently going to the existing lamp, and connecting them to the new lamp? I see, I thought it'd be harder :-) – gotofritz Dec 8 '19 at 19:23

Going from fixture to fixture I would get 3 lever locks. 3 contacts on each one. Connect the wires in the same way the wires top and bottom on the right connect in 2 of the openings of 1 lever lock . The wires top and bottom left in another lever lock and then the ground in the 3rd now you can connect the ground to the existing fixture and a new cable that runs to the new fixture in the corresponding openings on the 3 (I can’t make out the colors) . With the connections made inside the fixture this would meet the way it is currently connected. If the fixture doesn’t have a enclosure for the wiring a box would be needed on this side of the pond.

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  • Thanks. I find it hard to follow - I get that a lever lock is one of these but I struggle to undersatand how to connect them all up together – gotofritz Dec 8 '19 at 19:00

@harper-reinstate-monica's mention of "lugs" (yes, I'm that clueless) took me to this page which explains the whole thing in simple terms accessible to a total beginner like myself. Leaving it here should anyone get here via a google search


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