switch in bathroom?


Postby ajax » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:14 pm

hello,

I am looking at having some "mood" lights in my bathroom. They are 12V LED lights, which are submersible (bought originally for pond). They are fed from a 230/12V supply/transformer. Becasue I am only planning, I have this question. The 230V would be plugged into a spur unit in the loft, but would I be able to have a switch in the bathroom for the lights (not pull cord) as it is only 12V ? (Switch would be taken after the transformer along the 12V supply line). I am just after a way of switching the lights on without a socket, and if possible, without a pull cord (bathroom has too many already).

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Postby sparx » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:57 pm

hi, probably ok regs wise but transformer would be energised 24/7 and will probably 'cook' in fairly short time as not usually continuously rated,
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NB I have fitted similar in our 'spar room' but bought a cheap plug through remote socket adaptors £19 at B&Q with remote control 'zapper' one handset controls 3 sets of lights, one recessed set the others are led strings, very moody!
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Postby ericmark » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:03 pm

Depends on transformer if rated for example 10 - 50 watt then no as switch mode and must have a load. But if a true transformer then most likely will be OK but not recommended normally would switch supply to transformer. Although it would work and if designed for a pond should be OK to run 24/7 there may be something on transformer? Regs wise no problems.
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Postby ajax » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:44 pm

Hello,

thanks for that guys, I see the point about the transformer being "cooking" all the time. The remote socket sounds like the perfect answer.

thanks a lot.
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Postby ajax » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:06 pm

hello,

would I be correct in thinking, this item is what you were referring to, from B & Q. ??

Home+Easy+Remote+Control+Socket+Kit+Pack+of+3+Silver+Effect&selected=products&x=24&y=7

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Postby sparx » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:22 pm

Hi again, from string it sounds like the things i use, may be branded as "BYRON" one set I have are silver, another set from Maplin I think are white, we make use of them at christmas to control decs around the place,easy to sw. off without climbing around tree ect.
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Postby ajax » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:49 am

hello,

for some reason, didnt post the full webpage.
The one i put was from B&Q, if you put in the following in the search, it comes up.

Home Easy Remote Control Socket Kit Pack of 3 Silver Effect

comes in white, I guess this is what you are referring to.

Bearing in ,ind I would probably ask for the sockets to be put in the loft, would the remote work from the bathroom below ? Not sure about having to wave the remote around all over to try and switch it. Certainly sounds like the answer I was after anyway.
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Postby sparx » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:15 am

Hi agn, mine work through solid walls they are radio freq 433.92MHz will work over a fair range, no pointing reqd.BYRON type RS5T on back of zapper,
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Postby ajax » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:22 am

righto, many thanks for that all. Im off to do some shopping...

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