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Is a 6a switch suitable?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by M1AK, 21 Nov 2016.

  1. M1AK

    M1AK

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    Hi all,

    Wondering if someone can help...

    Basically I have two ceiling lights that are identical in my through lounge and connected to the same switch via a 2 gang switch.

    The lights are partial LED and partial G4 bulb based (9 to be specific). They also have their own switch built-in so are remote controlled.

    Past few days they randomly turn off - one more so than the other, but both have this issue. I thought it could be the in-built switch but don't think this is what it is, as it happens to both.

    It isn't tripping the RCD and switching the main light switch off and on again a few times sorts it out.

    I'm starting to think that the wall light switch is faulty.

    I'm looking to change it for a flat face 2 gang push button switch that is rated at 6a. Would this be suitable for a light that has 9x g4 bulbs (rated 20W each so 180W) and LEDS at 14W. There are two of these going to a 2 gang switch.
     
  2. JohnW2

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    Certainly possible, although there could be other reasons.
    A 6A-rated switch is more than enough - the total of all your lights is going to be under 1A.

    Is the new push-button switch you're considering a dimmer? Does it have a metal faceplate? Are these lights jsut controlled by one switch (each), or can they be turned on/off from different places/switches?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I don't understand this.:confused:
     
  5. endecotp

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    I think this "remote control" thing is more likely to be the cause than a normal light switch.
    Can you post a link to the product?
    Does it turn off whenever your neighbour uses his remote-controlled garage door opener etc.?
     
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