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Can I install a switch for mains powered led lights?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by tygerbright, 9 Apr 2021.

  1. tygerbright

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    Hi all

    We have some under cabinet LED lights installed in our kitchen that are managed by a light switch that is on a wall in the kitchen.

    Is there a way I could install a small rocker switch under the cabinet itself to allow me to switch the lights on/off as well more directly - ie leave the wall switch in the On position.

    I’m not quite sure what I would need to buy if this is possible but I’ve attached some photos of the current power setup.
     

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  2. ericmark

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    Yes I am sure there is, but as to how not so sure, personally I would want a unit as the wire comes out of the wall, be it a simple switch, or a FCU does not really matter, but this device could be a smart switch so you can use a remote control and would likely be a handy box where a junction could be made, some thing like this upload_2021-4-9_11-2-57.png dry lining box leaves plenty of room, and a FCU upload_2021-4-9_11-7-4.png can have a flex outlet, the fine details are up to you, as to work in a kitchen in Wales yes it is notifiable work, so in theory should be done by a scheme member electrician or tell the LABC but I suspect most don't bother.
     
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    Really the question is where do you want the switch?
    It looks like there is a gap behing the wall units which will make this is a very simple job adding just a switch and short piece of cable.
    upload_2021-4-9_11-23-36.png upload_2021-4-9_11-28-19.png
     
  5. tygerbright

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    Hi Sunray

    Thanks for the response and yes something like the diagram you drew is ideal.
    Just not sure on what sort of cable and compatible switch I need.
     
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