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I am fitting a replacement ceiling light in zone 2 in my bathroom and I was wondering what would be the best choice in cable to run between this light and a junction box in cold loft space. Currently I have spotlights on a bar, with several other connection feeding into this light fitting. However the new light fitting is a low profile LED 16W ceiling light which does not have the capacity to fit all those T&E cable into the housing. So with that in mind I have decided to fix a junction box in the loft space above the bathroom which can house all the other cable as well as the one coming from this new light.

I was thinking of using some 3 core flex 0.75mm 6AMP cable which I feel would fit through the gland in the back of the light a lot better than T&E.....any thoughts???

Any genuine advice/help from people in the know would be appreciated, so many thanks in advance for any contributions.

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1mm Twin and earth.

But don't use a junction box, use wago connectors, and a wago box. Available from screwfix

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1mm Twin and earth.

But don't use a junction box, use wago connectors, and a wago box. Available from screwfix


Thank you for the info, can I ask why you would choose the 1mm T&E over the 3 core flex just out of curiosity. I had plans to use the Wago connectors and box as they are far superior compared to those cheapo £2 things that look like an air freshner. Screwfix are great for the connectors but I don't really need a super bumper pack of the connectors. You can get a better deal through Amazon who range a very comprehensive selection of different variations especially for one off connections like this.

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Best to use wago type fittings and use a waterproof box to contain connections

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Your lights are fixed, fixed wiring should use T & E. There is also the possibility that if the protection is upgraded and there is a fault the flex may catch fire since it does not have the same current carrying capacity as the T & E

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