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  1. Gavin John Hyde

    Rako smart controllers and lighting

    Had a call from a customer, the family have a Rako smart home set up to control the lights in different rooms. Says some switches no longer work and system is playing up. Not sure if it can be readily or easily fixed, as it is not the cheapest stuff and also from what little I know quite a...
  2. J

    Advice needed on outside lighting please.

    Hi, I’m looking at doing some outside lighting around the garden. I will have SWA running 4m underground from the garage to a weatherproof box on my fencepost. Could I use hi tuff cable from that weatherproof box to the lights clipped direct along the back of the fence? How hard is it to...
  3. M

    Powerline adapter on lighting circuit.

    Hi. I am a diyer and very new to anything electrical. I was hoping to put a new outdoor ip camera up outside the house. At the side of my house I have a boiler room that has a light and switch inside it. This light is fed off the light ring at the breaker as I tested it before hand. My plan...
  4. S

    Outside Lighting Feed

    Hi I am wanting to put a couple of LED Floodlights along the front of my house and a couple more in a barn that is next to the gable end of my house (3 meters away) , the only feed I have outside is a small floodlight on the gable end , (next to the barn) this is run off the house lower light...
  5. haptism

    Lighting circuit what to do

    This is a new one on me and not so sure how to tackle it. The customer is extending 3 bedrooms, ive quoted to install new lighting circuit for these rooms. The existing circuit for the upstairs lighting does not have an earth and due to its routing it will need extending to fit round the shape...
  6. Pinners27

    old 2-way lighting switch - not sure how to change over

    I'm trying to change over a 2-way switch in my hallway (that controls an upstairs and downstairs light) and can't for the life of me work out where each cable from the old switch should go in the new one. There are two cables in common (red top right and yellow bottom left) Blue to L1 Red to...
  7. F

    Lightning strike problems

    Lightning either struck my house or close enough that it created a major power surge in my house. It was strong enough that it wrecked an internet modem, 4 DirecTV receivers, 3 TVs, a garage door opener, and a wireless home phone set. It also caused a gfi breaker in the electrical panel to...
  8. B

    Broken CPC on Lighting Circuit

    First time posting so hope this is correct place? Been checking out a Customers Premises and all is good apart from 1 lighting circuit that feeds a bedroom and office. A CPC has been run but has been damaged/broken/cut somewhere en route to first light switch. (proved by using wander lead)...
  9. D

    Emergency Lighting contactor switch over

    Hi Everyone. Working on a self contained emergency lighting system. There are 70 emergency lights over 3 floors. The emergencies are wired on a separate circuit from the local lights but fed from the same DB. I require the supply for the self contained (batt back up) lights to disconnect...
  10. R

    Domestic Vintage display cabinet lighting

    Can someone please advise how I can get this plug to work into a UK power socket? We have just bought a Vintage 1970s display unit which has lighting built in and this very small plug attached. Can someone please advise what I can do or need to get this working? Do I need an adapter?
  11. Dan

    InStyle LED Introduction Video - LED Lighting by the experts

    InStyle LED Introduction Video @john watts
  12. B

    Advice on a product - Kitchen lighting

    Hi guys, I'm currently replacing the lighting in my kitchen. There really old. Basically the existing lights are recessed E27 bulb holders so i've throw some modern LED bulbs (8.5w) into them. The problem i've got is the cut out is large (130mm) and none of the modern LED's seem to fit without...
  13. dlt27

    Lighting help needed..

    Hi, I have been asked to install some lighting in a commercial cooker extract canopy as they can’t see while cooking. The existing ones there are glass and have cracked, also don’t give off much light. My concern is the heat as it’s very hot where they want them mounted. I was just wondering if...
  14. S

    Low current device on lighting circuit

    I've had a new smart door lock fitted to the front door. In order to get best usage I need to run a small electronic device called a bridge which will link this lock to the internet via bluetooth and wifi. The bridge requires AC power and is deigned to be plugged in to a socket. It needs to be...
  15. 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...
  16. N

    Domestic Insulating stud wall containing lighting cables

    Hi I'm renovating a 1920s terrace and have stripped the lathe and plaster off a stud wall to an upstairs bedroom. I'm resurfacing the stud wall with sound insulated plasterboard and filling the voids with Rockwhool sound insulation. Part of the wall contains existing light cables and a light...
  17. 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...
  18. J

    EXOR intelligent lighting Box

    This might be daft but i am currently doing remedial work on a commercial site and there are lights being served from a EXOR lighting box. Undertaking a continuity R1 and R2 at the incoming on the box i have continuity but at the light fittings nothing, i have changed the plug and the flex still...
  19. R

    Single core and earth lighting fault

    Could the better and wiser assist with an odd one...? I've just finished a big CU swap on a 1950's house that uses single core & earth lighting circuits. All but one of these are fine, but the faulty one is pretty funky; There are 3 accessories on this circuit in 3 separate rooms. The first...
  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. R

    Domestic Twin PIR on 1 lighting circuit with cut off switch

    Hi, Trying to plan for my single outside lighting circuit to be controlled by two PIR's. I've tried to draw it out (image below). My plan is that if the PIR switch is on and light switch is off, the lights will run with PIR. If the PIR switch is off, and the light switch is on, then lights...
  22. B

    External lighting fault

    Fault on external lighting roughly 12 lights around a building, RCBO tripping, my tester only goes to 200 Megger Ohms L-N is 0 Megger N-E is greater than 200 Megger L-E is greater than 200 Megger LN-E is 150 Megger Now tested insulation from board and roughly found the middle light with 1...
  23. J

    Lighting connection, socket outlet?

    Working on an industrial radial lighting circuit, 6 son high bay fittings each connected from a conduit box via a short length of flex from the main circuit (terminal strip inside conduit box). Problem they are getting is whenever a fitting goes faulty it takes the entire circuit out. Ideal...
  24. john watts

    INSTYLE LED - LED strip light specialists

    Hi All, We are a Leicestershire based LED lighting company, specialising in commercial grade LED strip lights and all of the accessorise including control gear, extrusions, power supplies and more. We can ship to anywhere in the UK for next day delivery. For prices or questions: Please call...
  25. S

    Lighting circuit contactor

    Hi all I am replacing a contactor in a communal block of flats I believe it for the external and internal lights. Am replacing like for like but it doesnt seem right to me. Looks like its been messed about with previously? The old contactor had an a2 terminal at the bottom aswell whereas the new...
  26. C

    Domestic Lighting for Cinema Room - Philips Hue

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and I am currently working on a home cinema room. I intend to use Philips Hue for the room, with 8 adjustable downlights, 4 wall lights and 2 RGB LED strips up to 10m (max with Hue. I have pulled the ceiling down, so there is access to all cables and I will run a...
  27. T

    AM2 lighting circuit - confusion

    I know this has probably been asked a dozen times on this forum but I just want to make sure that I'm doing this the correct way before going into my exam. I got told that in the am2 I need to have neutrals at every switch in connecters. I have never done it this at work hence the confusion...
  28. M

    Lounge lighting - solving poor lighting level

    I have a lounge that is poorly lit. I live in what is called a microloft building (in the UK). The ceiling is only 8 foot high. The room is about 15 x 10 foot. The light coming in through west facing windows and door is v low and can't be changed. My lighting is from 2 ceiling lights that are...
  29. FatAlan

    Domestic Lighting - RCD protection

    Coming across a few installations with no RCD protection. How are folks finding it out there when doing minor alterations / additions to existing lighting circuits with no RCD protection bearing in mind 18th Edition requirements. Appreciate every installation is different. Are folks replacing...
  30. K

    Under cupboard lighting - help!

    Hi all, I bought a Taylor Wimpey new build and had under cupboard lights put in the kitchen. 3 years on and the first one has gone out but when I unscrewed the casing to see how to change it, I am completely baffled! Can anyone tell from the pic what I need to do/buy to change this, or do I...
  31. gazdkw82

    Dali lighting help with issue

    I've installed 2x JCC71361 Dali LED panels controlled via an EX-OR lightspot HD PIR. I seem to be having a real problem with it. The customer complained one of the fittings was flickering ever so slightly. I went back and indeed it was lightly flickering. I swopped the control gear over but the...
  32. S

    LED Strip Lighting Installation - Some Specific Queries

    Dear all - I am looking to install some LED strip lighting (it will be wall-mounted near the ceiling, behind some uplight coving). The plan is to pull the power from the mains under the floor and chase the cabling into the wall (brick wall, no studs), to then be cemented/plastered/polyfillered)...
  33. C

    emergency lighting layout drawings

    Is there any software that will enable a rough drawing of a building layout which can combine photo metric data? Possibly a free software from a lighting manufacturer?
  34. D

    Driveway (walk over) Lighting - HOW TO?

    As part of a current project I am looking to install uplights in the ground at the end of the drive which I believe are also known as Drive over lights or Walk over lights. S crewfix and Toolstation sell them and one I have purchased to look at is from Screwfix (5548T) which is a GU10 Enlite...
  35. S

    Running outside lighting cables in render

    Hello, I'm looking to extend my lighting circuit outside of my house before I have the house re-rendered. some of the wiring routes will need to go up and over windows etc so some of the cable routes will be outside the permitted cable zones. I was planning to chase t/e into the wall and to...
  36. S

    Outdoor Lighting Specialist

    Hi I am a landscaper and I am looking for a S*** hot electrician I can call on to carryout landscape lighting quotations to run alongside our works. Obviously take on the works when contracts come in (some of these contracts do not start for 6 months after quotation issued) We are in Harrow...
  37. Z

    Steel conduit used as CPC in flat, can’t find bonding, can’t find ring main CPC at C.U

    I’ve been asked to add a couple of extra points to the single ring main in a flat. Building fabric is concrete, all of the electrical installation is steel conduit buried in the concrete. I opened the consumer unit and could only see one CPC for a radial socket, as well as the main Earth. No...
  38. E

    Bunches up lighting circuits

    Good morning all! Currently carrying out an EICR on a commercial property and have noticed 8 lighting circuits bunched into 2 MCB’s. 0-EE74-FE0-F729-4048-A7-F4-2979-EBDFD688 - https://ibb.co/hCTKpsC No real danger but not very practical as nuisance tripping could occur and the labelling is a...
  39. Gary Moore

    Running Submains with general lighting and power???

    Hi everyone I have an issue that I need some advice with. I have been asked to fit a panel board in a basement to some offices. From this I need to feed another distribution board. This board is feeding some general lighting and power. My plan was to link everything with a 100x100mm metal...
  40. L

    Light fitting trips one RCD, but not if connected to a different RCD

    Hi, I have a lighting circuit which trips the RCD, I’ve got pared back so that if I take one brand new light fitting and wire it directly into the consumer unit with a brand new cable - and still the RCD trips. If I remove that wire from the consumer unit and put a 3 pin plug on it, and plug...
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