Replacing faulty fixtures will require working with potentially dangerous electrical systems. I moved in to the property a month ago. In a vast number of homes nowadays are devices called RCD’s, you may have one or more in your consumer unit ,a special RCD socket or a plug in adapter which you use with your lawn mower etc. The first thing is to find out when it tripped, in other words, did they turn anything on and that was when it tripped? I had no power to sockets/fuse spares. Lights I have several MR16 2 pin style light bulbs in my kitchen - The other day the trip switch for the light bulbs tripped when turning these bulbs on - I went and flipped the trip switch and tried again to the same result. Everything was running fine until last Wednesday night around 1am. The first step is to turn off all of the lights or appliances that the breaker controls. An electrical circuit breaker is a switching device that can be operated automatically or manually for controlling and protecting the electrical power system, and the electrical devices connected to it. In our opinion and point of view, there are large amounts of information both supplied in hardware and electrical stores as well as the internet material that can be misleading to parts (RCD) failing as a means of on sell. The RCD (earth leakage device) keeps on tripping. My RCD Keeps Tripping. There are 5 led gu10 bulbs on the circuit, plus an extractor fan wired into the switched live and main live (for the timer). Fluorescent light tripping RCD. This is a fairly common thing to happen, yet can keep you searching for hours, especially if it is an intermittent fault. Old fixture wiring can deteriorate and cause grounds, shorts, and ultimately tripped breakers. Lighting, Light Fixtures, Ceiling and Exhaust Fans - Lights keep tripping out - My lights keep blowing the trip circuit ????? Call a professional if you’re not sure how to address this issue. Why are RCD’s so important? I have had a new RCD board fitted along with new fittings on all electrical outlets (light fittings, sockets, fuse spares etc) prior to moving in. 4 Reasons Why Your RCD Keeps Tripping. Hi all, I have an almost brand new fluorescent light which worked fine when wired in Twin and Earth, but now the building has been upgraded to a metal CU, and the wiring has been changed from T+E to SWA. Faulty Light Fixtures . Jim122 New Member. no lights are on the circuit will pop after 10Mins or upto 10Hrs. The Electrician’s Point of View. The overload switch tripped on the RCD. Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Jim122, May 30, 2016. The circuit breaker trips when too much electricity flows through it or when it cannot handle the excess current load. This happened three times, the same number of times as the number of MR16 lights. 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