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Outbuilding adding a light and socket

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by nhpb, 6 Dec 2018.

  1. nhpb

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    Hi, i have a brick workshed with just a double plug socket, which the previous owner had a plug in light and no light on the ceiling.

    I wanted to add 2 lights - 1 inside and 1 led flood light, and was going to run a feed from the double socket to a junction box, and all the wires from a 2 gang switch and 2 lights to there, someone told me not to use a junction box, so whats the best way?
     
  2. nickjb

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    I'd use a switch fuse. You can then fuse it down to something sensible for a lighting circuit. If it was just one light the switch would act as the light switch but in your case you'll want a second double switch and this one will just be an isolator.
     
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  3. davelx

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    Switched (or unswitched as you are going to install additional switches anyway) FCU with 3A fuse fed from the back of the socket, then wire the lighting in 1mm T&E:

    sfcu.jpg

    You can also get them without the switch, which would be fine if you are installing additional switches anyway.

    I suspect nickjb meant that, rather than one of these:

    swtichfuse.jpg
     
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