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Supply to LED under cupboard striplights

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Mr Gear, 17 Jan 2016.

  1. Mr Gear

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    Hi,

    Found a similar question (http://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/wiring-led-light-strips-into-lighting-circuit.318979/) but a bit too old to dig up I think!

    I have a couple of cupboards which have spotlights underneath which need changing. The LED striplights would be ideal, either the 'tape' version or the pre-built units.

    The spotlights were supplied directly from the lighting circuit on their own switch.

    Are there any products suitable for connection directly where the old lights are removed or must a fused spur be fitted first (presumably to allow fusing down to 3A?) as discussed in the other thread ??

    Hope the question makes sense...

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    If already from lighting circuit which can't be larger than 16A and in the main only 6A because there are parts used in lighting circuits only rated 6A like the ceiling rose then it is unlikely you need a FCU to comply with regulations.
     
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    Yea threads tend do that unfortunately.

    I've used that exact driver to do two sets of LED strip installs, it's a beauty of a driver. Multiple outputs so it's nice and easy to wire up.

    If you're gonna go down that route though, you'll need to buy the bare strips, and then either solder onto it, or get the push on connectors, which sometimes work, sometimes don't.
     
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