1. simpson93

    Wireless garden speaker system.

    Evening all, I’m looking for some advice/recommendations. Ive been asked to put 2/4 speakers in a garden as an afterthought. no route into the house to connect to an amp and so im after a Bluetooth controlled amp that could control 4 speakers, or 2 if not possible. any recommendations?
  2. J

    Garden lighting with reliable PIR's

    We have a garden footpath 16m from front door to garden gate with a shed near the gate. I am looking for the following set-up: a) an independent PIR sensor x2, one at each end of the circuit b) these to operate 3-4 LED spikes or low level spots between the two c) plus a floodlight to light the...
  3. T


    Hi guys, Im looking at fitting a floodlight in my back garden. It is a 30w LED with PIR sensor (bought from Toolstation). Ideally, I want the PIR to work incase of any intruders in my gardeb, but also I want to be able to leave it on permanently with switch operation. I therefore need help on...
  4. R

    Mains or Low voltage garden lighting?

    Hi I am currently remodelling my garden and going to be installing some decking lights, spike lights and up/down lights on my fence. I just wondered what were peoples opinions on using either 12v or mains powered lights Was looking at switching it using the quinetic wireless switch Could...
  5. C

    CollinWood garden lights

    summers coming so deciding to re do the decking in the garden anyone got any pics of the colinwood GL050 and GL019 installed and working just to see what the beam spread is like etc ? ta
  6. S

    Wiring up socket at bottom of garden

    Hi I want to put a socket about 40 metres down my garden , to run a lazy spa hot tub , I have bought 4mm armoured cable would this be sufficient and what mcb would be best a 20 or 32 amp
  7. C

    Additional fused spur

    As a rank amateur at electrics I had hoped to have an electrician complete the mains connection to my low voltage garden lighting. Owing to the lockdown this isn’t possible so I’m going to have a go. Question - I already have a fused spur, fed from a double socket, to feed an outdoor garden...
  8. gazdkw82

    Garden lighting help

    I'm looking at installing some garden lighting to my garden. I have a fairly large garden which has fencing down one side with hedge and shrub features. I'd like to light up these features gling down the garden. My first thoughts are garden spike lights. However, I have never looked at this...
  9. C

    External lights in garden areas

    Spot the mistake. External lights,Swa 3 c 2.5mm,connected in metal conduit boxes,lid & gasket. Water getting into connections, tidied up & re connected filled with magic gel. Anyone spot the mistake....clue there’s no flying lead from conduit boxes to earth.
  10. Baddegg

    Smart lighting garden

    Got a customer whom I’m sorting exterior power to shed for and have now been asked if I can add exterior lighting, up lighters in flower beds and general garden lights.....was after any advice recommendations for set up with regards controlling the lot from phone app?....
  11. J

    Lights on garden fence

    Hello, I’m going to install some outside lighting, the plan was to use 1.5mm armoured cable from a supply in the garage, run under the new patio that will be laid, going to a weatherproof switch and then from the switch to the first light on the garden fence and so on. there is already a...
  12. A

    Garden lighting and power

    Hi all, just looking for opinions. A customer of mine has half a dozen par 38 fittings low level down there garden wall. They are past it and the original wiring is t and e thrown on the gravel beds so are desperate for change. Cu is old but these are fed from a rcd switch spur from a local...
  13. J

    Outside lighting

    I have 1 external light in my garden and would like to install 5 more, what’s steps would I need to take to do this? Could I spur off my existing light? Would I need junction boxes for each light?
  14. B

    Garden Room

    Hi Guys, We're having a garden Room built soon and want to have lighting and sockets in there. Any advice would be welcome.
  15. S

    UK Low Voltage Garden Lights/CCTV

    Hello all, I’m pretty uninitiated in electrics and wonder if this garden installation is possible and what I might need to achieve it. I have a garden room which I am finishing and having wiring put in. I will have 240v external sockets and bare cable that can be wired directly to a transformer...
  16. Gavin John Hyde

    Smart lighting garden system

    got a job coming up, need to control 4 lots of lights on a garden, will have 4 zones aroind koi pond and decking etc... First thought was a wise systemWise system but customer wants an app for it on his phone. Anybody got suggestions for a decent wireless control system that has a phone app...
  17. P

    Which lighting controller do you use

    I have some questions about garden lighting controllers for electricians who install garden lighting. If you don’t use controllers, feel free to tell me why not! Here are the questions: Which controllers do you recommend/do your customers ask for when installing garden lighting? Why do you...
  18. haptism

    Garden Lighting

    Good evening and hope all is well. Ive been looking into a garden lighting job. Customer wants four channels of lights, different colours/dimmable ect ect so was thinking a wise box would be ideal. Im not sure if to have the lights at 12/24v obviously with a transformer at each channel, or 230v...
  19. J

    Domestic 24v Garden fence lights - series or parallel??

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get a little advice on a small project I plan to carry out over the next few weeks. I plan to install 10x 6w GU10 LED bulbs (fitted inside some suitable outdoor light boxes) on each fence post along a 30 metre garden fence, the lights will be powered...
  20. K

    Installing outdoor garden lighting

    Hi all, After some advise. I have recently built a retaining wall with steps out of concrete blocks laid flat. Around 700mm tall The wall will hold back around 500mm or so of ground, leaving a nice 180mm ish of wall above ground level. My plan is to install lights ( brick lights I assume )...
  21. Ashley-Joseph

    Domestic Installing garden post lights

    So I have been asked to install 2 garden post lights in and I was going to use a 3 amp fcu from the ring using 2.5mm then into a juntionbox with 1.5mm swa burried more than 600mm deep and concrete the posts in the ground. Just wondering if this was the correct way before I start ?
  22. T

    Wiring an office 35 meters uo the garden

    Hi all I was just inquiring about the correct swa cable size for a office around 40 meter run, 15meters of which will be buried, this is to power 9 double sockets, 24 led spot lights and 3 dimplex heaters. Would it be possible to install a 16mm swa from a new sub board in the house ran from a...
  23. H

    electric into garden shed

    Hi, I am looking to get temporary electrics into my garden shed. My wife will be using it for her part time dress making. In the shed, I will be running a strip light, 3 or 4 sockets for a sewing machine, an iron, table lamp, phone charger etc. Can I just connect 4 way extension lead from...
  24. Marti

    Domestic Garden lights best in "3 Plate" or at switch

    Opinions appreciated on this one. Garden in approximately a square, 20 metres pr side The board is under the stairs and I'll run a 6aRCD protected feed behind the units to the rear wall and into the garden; everything outside in Schneider boxes filled with Ray Tech Gel Cable will be either Hi...
  25. Martyn Campbell

    Domestic Power to top of garden from house

    Hi, We have a well at the top of the Garden approximately 80 metres away. I would like to run some cabling underground approximately 6 metres and then along the bottom of my fence/wall the rest of the distance. At the well I am powering a 700W water pump which will be connected to an external...
  26. G

    Garden ground spot installation

    Was planning on finally putting some ground spot lights around the garden this year just looking for advise on best methods of cabling, installation and termination.
  27. captaincaveman

    Cable method for sumerhouse power

    Hi guys, I'm just looking over a job putting power to a summer house but am wondering if anyone has any recommendations on how to lay the cable. The cable length from the house is 50M going up the house side wall, across a patio, up a 10m wall (onto a balcony garden) then across a balcony...
  28. D

    New circuit to detached shed/garage in garden.

    Hello I am new to this forum and need a little help from an experienced spark to help me design a circuit to wire a detached garage (two sockets and ceiling lights) from a house ring main to 18th edition standards. This will be notifiable so everything has to be pukka. Cable can be in steel...
  29. S

    Electrician Garden electrics, advice and possible work please

    Hi guys, I need to run some power in my garden. Depending on what’s required I might be looking for an electrician to do the work. The cable run is about 30m and I want around 4 double sockets along it. The questions are, Can I spur it from an existing internal socket? Keeping the spur on the...
  30. D

    Garden Power Lash ...

    Saw this D.S video on him trying to rectify a fault on a hot tub supply.. Personally I don't think I would have bothered doing all that digging and jointing to try and get the hot tub temporarily back on as I personally dislike buried joints unless unavoidable. I would have insisted I run a...
  31. Electron

    Garden Lighting Advice

    Can anyone recommend a supplier of Garden lighting who have a good range of reliable equipment and offer technical advice. My Customers are looking for a wow factor, reliability and smart controls.
  32. G

    SWA to Garden Outbuilding

    Gents I need to run 10mm SWA to building at the end of the garden, the electrician suggests clipping it direct to the fence concrete post which are solid enough and says is permissable as digging a trench is not an option. I am concerned about the UV issue, the support element as the posts are...
  33. D

    Domestic 12v garden lighting help before i start!

    Hi i'm looking for some guidance on a garden lighting project before i start. I'm hoping to install a sets of 12v led lawn lights [5 lights, 5w each], with a potential cable length of 50+ meters. Is 3183P 0.75mm rubber cable sufficient for this length of run [50+m]? What cable size would you...
  34. H

    How to open a Philips Lily Hue led garden light??

    I have a Philips Lily Hue garden light that has failed due to moisture in it. Does anyone know if it is possible to open these up to change the led bulb?
  35. Jay89

    Walkover pathway lighting

    Hi all, Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced supplier for 24/12v garden lighting systems. Looking to install some walkover pathway lights for now and flowerbed and small tree up lighters in the future. Thanks in advance. J
  36. S

    Domestic Garden Room Consumer Unit in IP65 Meter Box on outside wall

    Hi guys, quick introduction, I am only qualified as a domestic installer, not a full sparky. My company builds bespoke garden rooms. We have been asked to supply an outdoor dining room for a client and they are extremely keen on having the consumer unit and under floor heating controls on the...
  37. R

    Garden lighting issue

    Hi all, Any help would by greatly appreciated as i have tried everything i possibly can. Heres some info on the situation, installed some spike lights a year or so ago. Couple of weeks ago they tripped so went round and found one of the wiska boxes to have been damage and water had gotten in...
  38. C

    Power supply to garden office question

    Evening all. I'm having a garden office installed next week. I work from home so will run a laptop and chargers, lighting, internet router, TV for playtime possibly with an xbox, a music player of some sort. All nothing major. Now. Last year when I had my house rewired my sparky left a power...
  39. K

    Certificate for garden installation.

    HI all. Sorry if this is in the wrong place. Dec 6 2017 we had a garden installation form a local registered electrician. This was power taken from the consumer unit in my garage.Down to a security light halfway down the garden on a wooden post.With a double socket also fitted to the post.Also...
  40. S

    Installing garden spike light

    Hi I’ve bought a 230v garden spike light from Screwfix, and it comes with 5 metres of HO5RN-F 3 core flex pre installed. There is already some garden lighting installed outside. I’d like to install it in the garden, but the flex would have to run along the ground for about 2 metres before it...
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