7 Sep 2007
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Looking to install a security light, just wondering best way to do this?
The security light is only going to be about 5 metres away form the fuse baord and cable is relatively easy to install (what cable to use for this?). Is it best to install a fused switch unit for this, could this be taken stright off the down stairs lights circuit breaker? or is it best to go off a spare breker and use a plug and socket?

any advice is appreciated.
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1.5mm twin and earth sounds good to me, clipped to a switched fused spur, then out to the light would be ok. (I say a switched spur because some security lights stay on if switched twice, or they will come on if switched off and on again.)
If you have a 'spare way' in the consumer unit then I would use it, it will be easier for you to test, rather than testing your existing lighting.
Hope this is of some help.

Thanks for your advice, the only spare breaker in the consumer unit is 16A, so what options do i have?
run 2.5 to a switched FCU the 1.5 to the light.
bear in mind twin and earth should not be used outside (so if you must, come out directly beind the light with twin and earth, or from the FCU use artcic blue flex)
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