Post by JohnV on Mar 1, 2019 7:55:51 GMT
Thinking about this problem after I went to bed (I know .... sad isn't it ) I don't think that could possibly be the problem, for the resistance to be low enough for the lights to still work but to go out when a comparatively small load is added in parallel doesn't add up ...... dim yes, out no. (unless the fuse has the capacity to light up like a light bulb and still survive)
There has to be something else going on here and we don't have the basic information needed to solve it.
One thought I had last night was "were the wires by the bed actually for a light fitting" I wonder if in fact they were some form of remote dimming circuit....... I think we are possibly looking at the scenario where something has been added at some time, has failed and then (the bane of my existence) only partly removed.
I wonder if there was a remote control/dimmer control fitted there but the actual module is still in the lighting circuits line.
Without Welly doing a full check round his lighting circuit ( probably not a bad idea but now might not be the right time), I would think the best thing would be to re-terminate those wires and tuck them away as they were. Then run two nice new wires direct from the fuse panel via a low value fuse (if no spares add it to an existing circuit but please mark it for the benefit of future owners/electricians) and have a cup of tea and forget all about it