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Renewing cable to security and courtesy lights

Postby the2ems » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:18 am


I have a 100 watt security light and a courtesy light which were fitted by a previous owner. They have separate cables going to the supply. The wiring is a little untidy and conspicuous, so I want to renew it and re route it. Do I need to keep it as two cables, or could I run just one, first to one light, then from there to the second light?

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Postby jimmy_one_ball » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:23 pm

Yes just one cable will be fine, 1.0mm is good enough to carry well over 6A even in the most onerous conditions (The circuit breaker rating must be 5/6A depending on the dvice). The switching arrangements will need careful consideration but you certainly don't need two seperate cables. Sadly this type of work will need certifying as a 'Minor Electrical Installation' with an inspection and various electrical tests required to verify the circuit is safe before any minor works can be carried out.
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