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Garden Lights ELV powered via Light Switch

Postby bren1971 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:51 pm

I'm installing some ELV garden lights and would be grateful for some advice on connecting up.
I'd like to control them from a spare light switch (the 2nd switch controls the exterior wall lights) just inside the back door as I have a cable already in place from an extension previously. The switch is currently wired brown (live) in/out of switch 1, the neutral is isolated in a block and the earth is connected to the backbox terminal. Considering I am trying to run low voltage lighting (6 x 3v) how should I wire switch 2, should I connect live/neutral and earth and similar to the outside socket? For info there[![enter image description here][1]][1] is a plugged adaptor with the garden lights and outdoor socket will be IP66 rated.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Postby Mr White » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:53 am

Since your lights are powered by a plug in power supply, I would suggest you buy a remote controlled plug in socket, plug that in, and plug your lighting power supply into the remote controlled socket. The reason being the set up you currently have looks unsafe.
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