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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:18 am 
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Hi All

I am in the process of installing 6 fire rated GU10 Aurora Enlite downlights to my kitchen, however, I've hit a couple of issues.....the first I will mention in this post and the second I will follow up with a wiring diagram.....

So the first issue is simple - I have planned out the location of the spots and then used a circular drill saw to cut out the appropriate hole. In doing so I found, directly crossing the hole at about 70mm above the paster board, the wiring for the 1st floor wall sockets. The cable is taught. I see there are there two options:

* In some way or form move the cable. As it is taught the only way I can think of doing this is with junction boxes and a new piece of cable spliced in to avoid the downlighter. I don't know if this is even an acceptable course of action but I would stress that I am not considering this anyway - if I was to consider I would get a sparky in to do it.

* Move the hole. Not ideal but I am handy at plastering and having done this before I am more than capable at making good. This is my preference so here's the question - what is a safe distance between the downlighter and the mains cable?

If it helps the spec of the lighter is located at:

https://www.downlights.co.uk/media/mconnect_uploadfiles/e/n/enlite-downlights-data-sheet.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Downlight Question
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1st option seems most sensible; then you can have the downlight exactly where you wanted it.

Please bear in mid that any junction boxes must be accessible unless they are the maintenance free type (such as Wago)

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Hi wine~o

Interesting, when I was mulling over that option I was thinking of using wago junction boxes and wago connectors. However, in addition to the PVC mains cable there are two what seem to be separate earth cables. Not sure what these are?? Earth cables?

If I was to splice these cables would you use one junction box or one for each lead?

I have attached a picture for reference.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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Those look like bonding earth cables, they are not supposed to be joined / split.

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Hey, thanks for the prompt response.

OK, bad that I can't do it......but good that it makes the decision easy. Do you have thoughts on safe distance of the downlighter?

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Depends n the downlights and the lamps you use. A very vague rule of thumb would be don't let the cables touch the fitting

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someone-else wrote:
Those look like bonding earth cables, they are not supposed to be joined / split.


They can be jointed/ extended with proper crimps.


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