Replace Fluorescent tube with LED tube

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Hello,

My fluorescent light stopped working, so decided to replace the entire fitting with a LAP LED batten. Two issues that I am hoping I can get help with.

1. I removed the wires from ceiling to the existing batten and now it looks like the image below.
Am I right in saying, all I need to do now is, connect live and neutral to the LED batten? It is plastic fitting and from what I have read, earth connector doesn't apply to this fitting

2. Wiring needs to extend slightly, by around 40cm so LED batten can be in the right place where I need. Can I use a 2.5mm2 wire ( https://tinyurl.com/yckv5562 ) to connect between LED batten and the white connector?

3. Am I allowed to do this work or need an electrician :cautious: ?

Thanks in advance,
Sura
 
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Am I right in saying, all I need to do now is, connect live and neutral to the LED batten?
Yes.
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Wiring needs to extend slightly, by around 40cm so LED batten can be in the right place where I need. Can I use a 2.5mm2 wire ( https://tinyurl.com/yckv5562 ) to connect between LED batten and the white connector?
You can if you want; it is much bigger than necessary. 1mm² would still be plenty big enough.

Am I allowed to do this work or need an electrician :cautious: ?
Yes, you are allowed. The police state doesn't start until Saturday.
 
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Suggest you get 1.0mm² cable, as many LED battens have spring clamp terminals that will be too small for 2.5mm².
 
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Am I right in saying, all I need to do now is, connect live and neutral to the LED batten?
Actually no. You need to connect the switched live and neutral. (The wires in the double choc block). The live is the pair of reds in the single choc block. If you connect these it will be permanently on.
 
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3. Am I allowed to do this work or need an electrician :cautious: ?
Yes you are allowed, but depending where you live and what room it is in, technically it may notifying, which would cost more to DIY than use a scheme member electrician. For a kitchen in Wales you should notify.

Rules were put in by the English, then we got devolution, then the English watered down the rules, but the changes did not apply to Wales.
 
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Thanks everyone. It is kitchen light.
Yes, noted that I need to connect to the the double block.

Only reason I thought of 2.5 mm2 cable is as I can't really figure out the existing wire thickness and read somewhere that "putting in larger cable isn't a problem in the electrical sense.. it's ok to go bigger than you need, but not smaller.."

thanks again folks
 
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