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 Post subject: LED strip lighting
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:23 am 
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Hello all.
I'm installing the strip-light below.
I cant take my feed from the lighting circuit otherwise, sheets of plasterboard removed etc
Assuming, I can use local double socket, to a switched FCU and then use supplied cable to strip-light.
Would I use a 3amp fuse?
Great for your feedback please.
Tonk.


•Linkable Under Cabinet LED Striplight fitting
•Voltage: 240v
•Supplied with 2m cable
•Up to 50,000 hours lamp life
•Linkable
•Integral driver
•Connect direct to the mains
•Available with cool white or warm white LED


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 Post subject: Re: LED strip lighting
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Confusing..... do you want to use the lighting supply? (which is ok) or do you want to run it from a twin socket (ring main) and FCU?

You can't put a 13A socket on the lighting supply but you can put an FCU as a spur off one - assuming it isn't already spurred.

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 Post subject: Re: LED strip lighting
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Don't these usually come with a transformer plug? Don't be tempted to cut it off and wire into the FCU


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ahfix wrote:
Don't these usually come with a transformer plug? Don't be tempted to cut it off and wire into the FCU


Depends where you buy it, but you do have a valid point.

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Thanks for your notes

The product in question: SL-LED
https://www.lightsupplier.co.uk/led-striplights/

Web site does not mention a transformer.
I can't use the lighting circuit, as too much effort required.
So to confirm, I will feed 1.5mm twin and earth cable from a double socket (Ring main / not spurred) to a switched FCU, then use the lead supplied to the strip light.
any concerns, Tonk


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Its confusing as to what you are buying, I guess we all assumed it was LED strip, its not, its led strip in a box with power supply in the same box.

I wouldn't buy it myself, as it must have a feeble powersupply (capacitive dropper) which do work but are cheap and fail often. I would buy LED strip and a vaguely decent powersupply. But that's me.

As for your connections, one major error.
You always use the same size cable as is already used when spuring from a ring, so you should use 2.5mm T & E NOT (as you said 1.5mm T & E)

Apart from that, yes, ok.

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tonk wrote:
Assuming, I can use local double socket, to a switched FCU and then use supplied cable to strip-light.

From a double socket using a plug yes, but why would you want to? from behind the double socket depends on the supply, we have four methods of supplying a socket.
1) Ring final circuit with 32A protection.
2) Radial circuit with 20A protection.
3) Spur from above with 13A protection.
4) Spur from ring final with no extra protection.
With the latter we are limited to one device, it could be a single socket, or double socket or FCU but "or" is the word not "and" so if already an unfused spur from a ring final you can swap it to a FCU but not add a FCU.

There is a way around it, in a way cheating, but using a grid switch quad plate you can make a double double socket size unit with single socket and a fuse plus one extra unit like a switch, or in your case two fuses one direct to lights and one to socket which is now a fused spur so you can add more sockets.


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