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Hi i have got 20 1w led spot lights 10 lights to each driver so 2 drivers in total. they come with standard live and neutral cable, i already have wiring under my bath where the shower used to be so i was wondering if its possible to just use that cable and wire it to a switch and then wire the led drivers to that switch? the drivers are dc9v 300ma.

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btw i dont feel safe having live wire under my bath lol so i will be moving it to the other side of the bathroom


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:welcomeuhm:

Ideally you would want to keep any lighting on a dedicated lighting circuit; If this is an upstairs room and you have access to the loft then running a length of twin and earth from a ceiling rose to a switch then to your transformer/driver would be the best option.

A bit of chasing out of walls and making good and job done.

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Hello, either you have made a bad typo or you have wasted your money, I don't know which.

you said you have 10 Lamps / driver, but you also said "the drivers are dc9v 300ma"

Most off the shelf LED lamps are 12v not 9v
But the other thing is each 1watt led lamp will draw around 83mA so ten lamps will draw around 830mA and your driver can only supply 300mA

as i said, you have either made a typo or have the wrong drivers.

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