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Bathroom mirror wiring

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by RobTi, 25 Apr 2018.

  1. RobTi

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    Hi I have a bathroom mirror with built in led lighting and demist pad and a 1m flying lead, I can connect to the existing ceiling lights, a ring in the attic via fused spur or plug top connected to the above ring, any help ?
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    Has it got it’s own switch?
    Is the switch for just the lights, or the demist pad?
     
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    You certainly can't use a plug top (the cover of a plug), but you may be able to use a complete plug.
     
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    Thanks it has 2 touch controls on the face of the mirror 1 for light & 1 for the demist pad
     
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    OK. It is most usual to connect these to the lighting circuit*.
    Quite often, that is the most accessible power for a bathroom.
    NOTE: the circuit will need to be RCD-protected. Is it?

    * Ignore the one individual who will come along on here to say that you must not connect anything to a lighting circuit, but a light.
     
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    Only for a couple more months or so :)

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    Thanks rcd protected and all wiring accessible
     
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    Really? Illuminated bathroom mirrors are frequently connected to the lighting circuit.
     
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    Ok can I connect the flex onto 1.5 twin & e and connect into lighting circuit or do I need to fuse it ?
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    No need to fuse, lighting circuits are already 'fused' in your CU.

    No need for 1.5mm twin and earth, 1.0mm is perfectly adequate.
     
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    I do not see where your head is. Surely we are in agreement?
     
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    Plug top is an old trade term for a 13amp plug.
     
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    It is a silly term - but I have read an explanation (might have said before) that the reason for it is that people - presumably in the areas that still use the term - used to call sockets plugs therefore the plug top fits in the plug.

    The explanation did not say why this, even dafter, name came about.
     
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    I did some work for a guy who called every accessory a plug, switches, CCU, ceiling rose, and he pronounced conduit "condwee"
     
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    Was he French? :)

    After all, how do even you (I assume not French!) pronounce "Nuits St George" ?!

    Kind Regards, John
     
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