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).
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,
NB I have fitted similar in our 'spar room' but bought a cheap plug through remote socket adaptors Â£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!
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.
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.
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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