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Do I need a circuit to add additional recessed lighting?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Generic Friend, 14 Mar 2016.

  1. Generic Friend

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    I have a single fixed ceiling light in my bathroom. I'd like to replace it with 4 recessed LED lights.

    Does this need a new circuit for the additional 3 lamps, or can I just spur off each one?

    The ceiling is over 3m, so if I can do this without a new circuit I understand this would not be notifiable under Part P building regs, which would be much easier.

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    It's unlikely that you would need a new circuit.
    (Why does the thought even cross your mind?)
    Does the existing circuit have RCD protection?
     
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    @endecotp. Yes the existing circuit has RCD protection.

    What is the best practice here?
     
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    Part P has nothing to do with notification.

    This is Part P:

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    You have to comply with it for non-notifiable work, as well as notifiable.
     
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