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Is this light suitable for outside use?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by eveares, 9 Jun 2017.

  1. eveares

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    This: https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/SMSL3DG.html

    It is IP65 rated so should be suitable for outside use, but it is under the "Indoor Lighting > LED Wall & Step Lights" section of TLC's site and the manual says: "IP65 Rated suitable for restricted external applications".

    What is meant by restricted?

    Regards: Elliott Veares.
     
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    I don't really know but would think it refers to it being IP65 and not higher.
     
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    Resists most water but not that from a hose directed at the light

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    Why not ask THEM??
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    That some outdoor environments require greater than IP65, so they can't give a blanket "suitable for outside use".

    BTW - "Installation is quick and easy, with no wall channelling required!" - that'll look naff.
     
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    I have two of these installed on my front steps and 6 of the letterbox type in the back garden, well constructed and decent lumen output for the price! I was able to bring the cables in from the rear of the fittings so there are no cables on show.

    Yes they are fine for outdoor use, i can get you some pics later if you want?
     
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    I like (not a lot) the way they refer to an isolation switch and then show a single pole switch.
     
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    The same as BS7671, you mean? :)
     
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    Yes.:mad:
     
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