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If the building regs are statutory and equipment/work shall be compliant?

Does this mean the can be safely ignored?

I can answer that question

Regulations tend to be mandatory when they say things like "you must" or "all installations shall" but not when they say "it is good practice to" or "where reasonably practicable"

I know, hence my earlier comment. But tend to is not specific though, hence the devil is in the wording.
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@ john ok i understand, was not trying to funny, just generally interested, and no offence took at all.
But tend to is not specific though, hence the devil is in the wording.

The section L part that Denso kindly provided definitely says "reasonable provision" so that one is not mandatory. Anyone who interprets "reasonable provision" as meaning "this requires" is wrong.

I'm all in favour of conforming with good practice, of course, but you can't be fined or imprisoned for not doing it.
Like i say, the wording makes it difficult, at the very least, with many of the various sections to define right and not quite allowed.

Had a situation on site today where three of us each had a different view on whether something was compliant.
Common sense prevailed when the Site Manager said 'Fck it, it'll do, we hand over tomorrow'.
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Actually, this is part L in its entirety

I incorrectly quoted the approved document before which is for guidance only.
You don't have to get rid of them, but you are no longer allowed to install them, and also the lamps will get more and more difficult to source.

Correct. Also it does say 150W is the total allowed. But this is not being enforced unless on new builds IIRC.
it does say 150W is the total allowed.
Can you link to an official document that prohibits installations over 150W?

Since it isn't in Part L that Denso kindly provided. You must be looking somewhere else.

And since this thread is about an outdoor cctv system I take it you aren't referring to internal domestic lighting.

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