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LED Brick Lights...

Discussion in 'Building' started by gordon.hunter, 13 Jan 2020 at 2:15 AM.

  1. gordon.hunter

    gordon.hunter

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    Hi all,

    I recently smashed out two air bricks on the front of my property with a view to installed LED brick lights.

    The air bricks I removed are of standard size.

    If the LED brick lights I source do not fit the newly created aperture then I will use some type of expanding construction form to close the gap and then have a family friend to complete the rendering and make good.

    I have a cellar with access to main wiring for power and am confident to do this myself but cutting into a ring main to include junction boxes and provide power directly to the LED brick lights.

    My main issue in getting this project underway is I am looking with LED brick lights with dusk sensors built in that I can readily adjust to suit.

    Has anyone come across such a thing?

    See pictures for current status...

    Kind regards, Gordon

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  3. JohnD

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    Why do you want damp and rot under the floor?
     
  4. gordon.hunter

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    The property below floor level is like swiss cheese... rot will not be an issue... coupled with the fact there are numerous other air bricks around the property.

    I had considered what you have alluded to ;)
     
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    Would suggest looking at a photocell. I moved into our property and the outside lights were controlled off a standard £8.00 job. This kept the lights on from dusk till dawn and a real waste of energy. I flirted with one off amazon that was a direct replacement and was advertised as having adjustable timers. It was even worse and very unpredictable and unreliable. I replaced that with a steinel nightmatic and found it great
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    Do you have a link to the one you purchased?
     
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    Nice toolbag.

    Andy
     
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    I have 3 brick lights, controlled by a separate pir - it's the white thing on the left of the pillar (the other white thing is a pir doorbell - really freaks visitors out because we open the door before they've started to knock).

    The switch works well, switches 3 brick lights and it is wired together with a separate pir bulkhead light we have above the door (not difficult - ask on the electricians section) which means that both pirs work together. It's also important to try and position the pirs to avoid being activated by passers by if possible.

    I'd be interested to see how you get on with the LEDs - mine have old school CFL bulbs which blow for fun - damp environment and lots of short on/offs.

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    Hi mate, purchased the nightmatic 3000 vario from amazon for around £25 delivered
     
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