DIY Forum


Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest


DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum




It is currently Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:03 pm

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Connecting a PIR light
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:00 pm 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:58 pm
Posts: 3660
Has thanked: 928 times
Been thanked: 405 times
I need to connect a PIR light to the rear of my house to shine on to my back garden. Can I take the feed from a socket using 1.5mm T&E or does it need to be 2.5mm T&E?

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Delicious
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:12 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:03 pm
Posts: 8622
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 1470 times
You have to use the same size cable that is already there. (2.5) This is because if there is a fault the weakest link fails first, which would be 1.5mm cable (if you used it)

How ever, what you should do, is to fit a 2.5mm cable feeding a fused connection unit, then you can use 1.5mm cable to the light. (you could also use 1mm cable)

If you get one like Image since it has an inbuilt switch it will make life easier.

I would also suggest two lights might be better, as one light is often mounted high up, which then lights up next door, the garden either side..........

Fret not, a forum is a collection of opinions. Above, are mine.

Which is correct? Metre or Meter? Click the link to find out more.

Working on anything electrical? have you got a multi meter? why not? Would you hit a nail with a shoe?

If gloom had a voice, it would be me. :mrgreen:

:idea1: How to post a picture on this forum Click here

For this message the author someone-else has received gratitude : Argyll
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 



Similar topics

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics




News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy



Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group