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Hi all,

Hoping for some guidance, which would be much appreciated.

I currently have some Florescent Lights under my kitchen cabinets operated by a light switch and would like to replace with LED strip lighting.

I have purchased some 1 Metre 240V LED strip which is fitted with a 3A UK plug.
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Is it a simple as removing the plug from the LED strip and wiring the Live and Neutral into the Junction box of the existing lights?

Thank you in advance, much appreciated!
Aidan:)
 
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telectrix

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yes.
 

Pete999

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Yes, providing the JB is accessible or MF if it isn't
 

DPG

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What the old guys said above.

Obviously ensure the circuit is dead.
 

Pete999

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What the old guys said above.

Obviously ensure the circuit is dead.
Tel, we are going to have to complain to the Mods, all this ageism is freaking me out:p:mask::eek::mask::mask::kissingheart:
 

DPG

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Make sure the cable from the junction box is secured also, either by cord grip or p clip etc.
 

Strima

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It would also be advisable to ensure the protective device is the same rating as supplied by the manufacturer.
 

DPG

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Good point. Is this junction box fed from an FCU?
 

Spoon

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I was thinking about this as well.
I presume that the fuse in the plug will be 5A and the existing florescent lights would be connected to a 6A breaker. The cable and switch on the LED should be capable of taking 6A instead of 5A.
Yes, lots of presumptions there...
 
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Hi all, thank you all so much for your responses.:praying:

The Junction box for the existing florescent lights are not attached to an FCU, only a 6A breaker at the consumer unit.

As the LED lights are factory fitted with a 3A fused plug, would this cause a problem if the plug was removed and connected directly to junction box?

Many thanks once again, i can only apologise for the ageism comments! :p

kindest regards gentlemen!
Aidan
 

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Out of interest what do the manufacturer's instructions say?

Note to George - I know they don't have to be rigidly adhered to.
 
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Hi DPG,
Unfortunately, they did not come with any instructions whatsoever. Purchased from amazon, most likely a cheap Chinese product...
 

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TBH a 6 amp MCB would operate much quicker than a 3 amp fuse so I wouldn't loose any sleep if it wasn't fused down.
 

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TBH a 6 amp MCB would operate much quicker than a 3 amp fuse so I wouldn't loose any sleep if it wasn't fused down.
There was a discussion about that very subject on here a few months ago. It related to a question about fans.
 
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Thank you all for your input. Its very much appreciated. I have since connected the LED strip to the Junction box, all seems good - no issues!

Cheers :clapping::praying:
Aidan
 
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