Replacing incandescent fitting with led

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Replacing incandescent fitting with led

Post by MalloryWeiss » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:09 pm


Replacing bathroom cabinet which previous had an integrated incandescent fitting with a pull switch at the bottom and no wall switch.

New cabinet doesn’t have light so looking at getting a separate one. All seem to be LED fittings and many don’t seem to come with a driver.

What is the best way of way of wiring a switch into the new installation? Are there drivers with integrated switches? Or should I just wire in a switch between mains and driver? Or something else all together??


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Re: Replacing incandescent fitting with led

Post by someone-else » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:29 am

Since LED "Drivers" are often hidden away what would be the point of adding a switch to them? (Rhetorical question)

I would suggest your second option, add a switch between the supply and the LED driver, that way the switch can be where you want, and you can hide the driver.
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