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Postby charlie58 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:01 pm

Can someone advise me please. I want to install a new light in a garage that i am partitioning. I cannot easily access the existing wiring. There is an unused socket off aring main in the area i would ideally like the light to be. Can i use this ring main wiring in conjunction with a fused switch and ceiling rose to install a new light? Thanks for any advice. Charlie
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Postby ericmark » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:04 am

Yes it is quite common to use a switched fused spur with fuse no bigger than 5 amp to feed a lamp rather than install new consumer units in a garage. Only thing to be aware of is what happens if the power trips. If for example you had an accident with a power tool would it then leave you in darkness and so in extra danger? You may need an emergency light to make it safe.

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