Front canopy downlighters

4 Jul 2018
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United Kingdom
Hi folks.thinking of fitting 3 downlighters in the canopy out front.fuse board is just behind our front door,so can i just take a cable straight from lighting circuit from there to switch then to lights.also can you use normal downlighters for under canopy.cheers
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Down lights can be anything from 2 inches to 2 foot, and 12 volt (extra low voltage) to 230 volt (low voltage) as to what is normal, I don't know.

With extra low voltage some where you need to reduce the voltage from low voltage, toroidal or electronic transformers, or drivers, with low voltage it needs RCD protection and earth bonding of some sort.

Rules change country to country, Wales and England are not the same, there does not seem to be anything wrong with what you propose, but since you don't really say what you intend to do, can't really give an answer.

Also the word "I" tells us nothing, and because I can do some thing it does not mean you can.
As with any accessory it must be suitable for the environment. There are a number of things to consider.
For instance:

Is the position that the lights will be fitted subject to water spray or some other external influence? If so then fit a downlight with an appropriate IP rating.

Is the “canopy” made of a flammable material? If so then select a downlight that is suitable for mounting on a flammable surface (note this is not the same thing as fire-rated which refers to the resistance to the passage of fire).


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