Indicator for outside lights

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I fully concur with your comment but the purpose was to satisfy the writer's requirement in a simple and (not particularly unusual) cost-effective manner
All agreed. Provided he would be happy to work with 'components' (the diodes), rather than off-the shelf 'electrical accessories' (DP switch modules), the approach you suggested is the simplest, and certainly the cheapest of of an of those which have been proposed to the OP.

My only regret is that I didn't think of it, particularly given that I got 'almost there' with my comment about diodes and AC (my only excuse being that I wrote it 'in the middle of the night' :) ) !

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All agreed. Provided he would be happy to work with 'components' (the diodes), rather than off-the shelf 'electrical accessories' (DP switch modules), the approach you suggested is the simplest, and certainly the cheapest of of an of those which have been proposed to the OP.

My only regret is that I didn't think of it, particularly given that I got 'almost there' with my comment about diodes and AC (my only excuse being that I wrote it 'in the middle of the night' :) ) !

Kind Regards, John
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Regret the junk box contents ( that will be useful one day ) did not include a suitable current transformer.
The contents of my (many!) junk boxes which also may (or may not!) be useful one day also don't help. However, the OP has now got at least two simple solutions (DP switches or diodes) which don't require a CT!

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If you are going down the route of DP grid switches would it not be possible to use ones with an integral LED / neon? That would give an indication of which lights are on?
Not quite what was required but quite simple and uses no more space
 
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If you are going down the route of DP grid switches would it not be possible to use ones with an integral LED / neon? That would give an indication of which lights are on?
Yes, that would appear to be a sensible solution.

It seems from post #5 that the OP only thought that a single indicator light might be a good idea "to fill the unused way" in the grid plate.
 

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