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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 terminate? Would I be able to terminate 2 cables in each lantern fitting like a normal flex?

Should I use normal flex in 20mm conduit? This would be more difficult and take longer.

Or I could run the SWA straight from the garage to a weatherproof box by each light and then terminate to the light with flex? This obviously the more time consuming and the expensive choice.

Do I need SWA underground, could I use hi tuff or flex in a ducting?

The circuit will be RCD protected because it’s outside. I’m just considering the options for mechanical protection. Thanks
 
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Or I could run the SWA straight from the garage to a weatherproof box by each light and then terminate to the light with flex? This obviously the more time consuming and the expensive choice.
I would go with this option.

Do I need SWA underground, could I use hi tuff or flex in a ducting?
Wouldn't the ducting option be more expensive than the SWA?
 
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4 miles underground. he''ll be mining copper.
 
MarkyMark

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Or I could run the SWA straight from the garage to a weatherproof box by each light and then terminate to the light with flex? This obviously the more time consuming and the expensive choice.

This is possibly the best choice, however EV charge point installers are using Hi Tuff cables to avoid using the PME earth, but easier to install than SWA as no banjo's to worry about.

Call me old school, but i think i would go SWA
 
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It's best for mechanical protection.
How many lights are you fitting?
What distance are they apart?
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