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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by HawkEye244, 18 Sep 2020.

  1. HawkEye244

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    Sounds like Marmite then. Either love them or hate them?
     
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    My mistake....I have PTM switches on the brain recently.
     
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    The daylight balance (true colour for the fashion conscious ) under cabinet lights that I have use a sensor to detect movement and join in a chain.
    Powered off a wall wart style psu
     
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    1mm is sufficient. All circuits now need RCD protection. This is traditionally at the CU. You don’t need a second RCD locally if that is what you mean.
     
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    When placing the lamp(s) consider the very small risk of a fire due to something coming into contact with the lamp left ON when the door was shut.
     
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    Here's what I'm planning.
    onewayswitchcontrol.jpg


    Picked up one of these lights:
    https://www.toolstation.com/laghetto-240v-led-round-under-cupboard-light/p22705
    It's double insulated and comes with what looks like 0.75mm flex cable??

    IMG_20200921_201529861.jpg
    IMG_20200921_201523270.jpg



    Intending to use these junction boxes:
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/5a-4-terminal-standard-junction-box-white/8906d


    Diagram shows one way switching for the one light, but I'm intending on extending the circuit from the first junction box and wiring it all up in exactly the same way for the second cupboard light and switch.

    Look ok?
    Given the wattage and type of bulb (LED) is this still a fire risk if left on accidentally?
     
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    Just to say thanks all for commenting.
    Rigged up the cupboard lights and all good.
     
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    I wouldn't think so, as long as the fittings are mounted the minimum distance from another object and the fitting is F marked (if mounted on wood).

    Cannot find the full instructions online, but it is said to be suitable for mounting under cupboards, so it must be F marked.

    Edited for clarity.
     
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