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Running a spur from a ceiling light switch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by 30Sixteen, 9 May 2016.

  1. 30Sixteen

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    Hi guys, thanks for reading this.

    I have a question relating to running a plug socket from a light fitting.
    Basically I have purchased some under-counter LED lighting and they come with a 12v 6a 3pin plug (adapter). I have nowhere to plug it in and I can't really (easily) get to a mains socket to run a spur off. Ideally I would like to run a fused spur from a nearby ceiling light switch but I can't do this because the LED lights need to be plugged in with a 3 pin plug.

    Can I just run a single socket from the ceiling switch and plug the LED lights in or would this not be possible?

    Thank you for your time

    Matt
     
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    Thanks. Can you electorate? Why not?
     
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    Ceiling switch? Is that a pull cord one? What sort of room are you talking about?
     
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    You know what it's for, anyone in the future buying this property won't. They could plug in a kettle to make a cup of tea if they wished.

    5 amp lighting socket maybe but you've stated 6amp so not even that method.
     
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    I had thought of that, thanks. But I'm talking about the possibility of doing it? I would of course remove it if/when we sell the house.

    I was enquiring more of the practical barriers rather than the moral ones :) thanks again.

    Matt
     
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    Hi mate, thanks for your reply.

    Basically the LED lights would be in the kitchen and the nearest power source to it would be just through the wall (about 2 feet away) to the pull cord ceiling switch in the next room (bathroom).

    Thanks.
     
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    As Taylor asked, what do you mean by "ceiling switch"?
    You probably won't have a neutral at a switch.
     
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    Hello mate, as I said to someone else.......
    Basically the LED lights would be in the kitchen and the nearest power source to it would be just through the wall (about 2 feet away) to the pull cord ceiling switch in the next room (bathroom).

    Thank you.


    Read more: http://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/running-a-spur-from-a-ceiling-light-switch.459113/#ixzz48Bry1WXh
     
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    @30Sixteen
    Please tell us what wires are in the ceiling switch. I mean, what coloured wires go to which connections on the switch.
    Or post a photo.
     
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    Hi, I intend tondo just that. But I'll have to wait til morning now. Thank you for your reply. I'll post it in the morning.

    Thanks again.
     
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