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Possible to wire a new light into double switch?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by smollions, 3 Mar 2020.

  1. smollions

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    Looking to get an outdoor light installed and I've already switched out the switch to a double switch but I'm not actually certain I can just connect the new light to the switch now... Basically the other switch is connected to a two way kitchen light and the other side is not connected to anything. Will I even be able to power the outdoor light from this too? Will get an electrician in to do the job but wanted to make sure I'm not wasting my time first.

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    No. Not possible. No neutral present.

    Either you need a new cable from the existing light to switch and a cable from switch to the new light,

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    a new cable from existing light to new light and a cable from new light to switch.
     
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  4. smollions

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    Could I possible spur from a mains socket/fuse switch instead of a light?
     
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    Yes, from a socket through a Switched Fused Connector Unit would be alright.
     
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    Awesome thank you.
     
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