DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Neon indicator for loft lights

Postby davidf » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:48 pm

I am trying to wire in a replacement switch that has a neon indicator built in (a fused 13A switch). This is so I can tell if the lights have been left on in the loft - the light switch is outside the loft. The existing switch is a one way one. Any ideas?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:28 pm


Simply Build It

Postby kbrownie » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:52 pm

Hi davidf,
IF you already way a standard switch installed and it's a straight swap not too difficult, the one thing is that is a light circuit so 13amp fuse rating is not recommened. I assume that the switch being replaced is part of a exsisting light circuit, if the loft lighting does not exceed 6 luminares (lamps/bulbs) i'd use a 3amp fuse.
you'll have a supply and load so your line/live/phase (red/brown cable) will be supply side and load will be black/blue cable.
Remember to be safe, isolate circuits prior to any work and assure the circuit is dead before you carry out any work.
Kind Regards
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1995
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:36 pm

Postby moggy1968 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:05 pm

The only way I can think of is with a fused connection unit with a neon but hat will involve some new wiring because you'll need neutrals, unless someone knows different.
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 198
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:32 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics