Spur off of a lighting circuit

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Spur off of a lighting circuit

Post by Tiriana » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:40 pm

I have 4 mains halogen downlights in a bedroom and I want to put in a single LCD wall light. Can I simply take a spur off of the lighting circuit.

See attached picture of connections - I asuume that I will need change the terminal blocks for a small junction box or put in a chocbox enclosure.


The wall light has its own switch and I want to operate it independently from the ceiling lights so I know I have to connect to the main lighting ring.


Thanks for reading this and in anticipation of a response

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Re: Spur off of a lighting circuit

Post by wine~o » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:21 pm

:welcomeuhm:

First. lighting isn't on a ring, it's on a radial circuit.

Second. can you take a feed (spur) from it. Yes you can.

Third. any junction box must either be accessible for maintenance or be maintenance free (Wago connectors for one example) .

you say "The wall light has its own switch"

what exactly do you mean ? is there an existing wall light ? if so does it switch on/off with the downlights ?
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Re: Spur off of a lighting circuit

Post by Tiriana » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:38 pm

Thank you. Understand its radial not ring. Great that I can spur off of it. Was going to take spur to a fused switch, but the light is a picture light with an integral pull cord switch. Junction (box) will be accessible (in the ceiling) in the same way as the terminal block is now.

Hope thats all okay.
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Re: Spur off of a lighting circuit

Post by wine~o » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:43 pm

There's accessible and accessible.
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Re: Spur off of a lighting circuit

Post by Tiriana » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:53 pm

Okay, thank you for your help.

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Re: Spur off of a lighting circuit

Post by wine~o » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:11 pm

Make sure all wiring is within "permitted zones" and complies with BS 7671...
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