Installing security light

16 Jan 2010
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Hi just wondered if i have to use any special cable for installing an outside security light??

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Well i want o install a small halogen floodlight with pir sensor at the back of the house, im currently renovating and will be installing sockets the the bedroom where the light will be loacted near,

so ive to told i can spur off a new socket i am putting and and just drill through the wall, but wasnt sure on if id need any special wiring to do this,

the light is only 150w

You can spur off but will need to fit a FCU. The light is outside so requires notification and the rest of your works will need certification
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To add, ideally the wiring to the light unit itself should be in black rubber flex. It is more UV resistant then twin and earth, and will slide more easily into the fitting, as well as being more aesthetically pleasing.

Also, you cannot spur off a socket that is itself a spur on a ring final.

And all new wiring should be RCD protected if it is concealed less than 5cm from the surface of a wall. Thats most wiring. ;)

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