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How many new LED downlighters on old cable

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Mike2007, 7 Jul 2019.

  1. Mike2007

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    I want new downlighters on my kitchen and its got 1.5mm csa T&E cable already (only bulb). How many new LED lights would seem reasonable on that existing cable?
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    you could have loads 100s if not 1000s
     
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    It depends not only on the cable size, but also on the size of the fuse/circuit breaker on that circuit.

    but 6amp is a lorra lorra LED lights.
     
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    Excellent, I've ordered 1000 led downlighter and will see if I can get them squeezed in
     
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    You will probably have a 6A MCB on the circuit. At 6W per LED bulb that lets you have 230 bulbs (on the circuit as a whole).
     
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    Are you replacing existing ones, or installing them where you don't already have them?

    If the latter, I would strongly advise against doing this, at least until you have considered all of the things which are bad about them (quite a lot) and what is good about them (precious little), and whether they really are the best way you can find to light your kitchen.
     
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