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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:13 pm 
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I want to wire three floodlights (non pir) into the garden, 1 area is 63 square metres to be (lit by two lights) 2nd area is 43 square metres (to be lit by one light) from one switch so all lights are on at the same time I intend to use 20 watt led lights will these be enough for my needs or should I go to 30 watt
I have a garage consumer unit from which I want to take a feed to the circuit. The switch will be inside a conservatory. I had photos and a diagram but unable to upload because the pixels are to high


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heeelllooo and welcome RIOMAN :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
thats quite a large area what level off light are you after
you need to be aware off light polution to near by neigbours
my thought are say one circuit at 1/5-3/5 an 5/5ths
another covering 2/5-4/5ths giving you 3xlight levels at 40%/60%/100%
but that all depends on exact use and required light levels and off course shape to be covered

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It all depends on what your "needs" are.

In short its up to you how many lights you have, and what watt. Yes you can figure it out if you know how many lux you want it and where, but for the likes of you and me, just put up the lights and see how it goes.

But do bear in mind don't put them high pointing forwards as this will light your neighbours place and they will no doubt not be too happy, and more less wattage lights is actually better than one / three big lights

(Hmmmm, big-all was typing faster than me)

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It all depends on what your "needs" are.

In short its up to you how many lights you have, and what watt. Yes you can figure it out if you know how many lux you want it and where, but for the likes of you and me, just put up the lights and see how it goes.

But do bear in mind don't put them high pointing forwards as this will light your neighbours place and they will no doubt not be too happy, and more less wattage lights is actually better than one / three big lights

(Hmmmm, big-all was typing faster than me)

i doubt very much that i type faster as i use a single finger :lol:
although i have become ambidextrous but still one finger at a time :lol: :huray:

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