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n180

Regular EF Member
I'm a bit confused about using the bit of white heat resistant flex for downlights. Do we really need it on fire rated downlights? Isn't it just an extra unnessasary connection?

Why not take the 1.5 standard T&E straight from the Hager (or similar) junction box to light? I'm still trying to understand the reasoning for the flex on fire rated downlights. What regs are we not meeting if we don't use the flex?
 

Murdoch

Electrician's Arms
Some downlights can only use T&E

just saying.
 

Strima

Electrician's Arms
Depends on the heat output of the lamp.
 
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LankyWill

I always run 1mm T&E straight to the fitting, i tend to J501 and flex for commercial lighting only if i cant use a KLIK rose.
 

cliffed

Regular EF Member
Most downlights come pre flexed now,so nice junction box job done.
I like the Hager coffin like boxes,c/w cord grips.
 

davesparks

Forum Mentor
Electrician's Arms
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I'm a bit confused about using the bit of white heat resistant flex for downlights. Do we really need it on fire rated downlights? Isn't it just an extra unnessasary connection?

Why not take the 1.5 standard T&E straight from the Hager (or similar) junction box to light? I'm still trying to understand the reasoning for the flex on fire rated downlights. What regs are we not meeting if we don't use the flex?
What flex are you talking about? Is this a flex fitted by the manufacturer or a flex you are fitting?

The downlights I use have a flex pre-fitted with a plug and socket similar to a click flow. You just connect T&E, flex, flexshield etc into the socket.
 
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LankyWill

What flex are you talking about? Is this a flex fitted by the manufacturer or a flex you are fitting?

The downlights I use have a flex pre-fitted with a plug and socket similar to a click flow. You just connect T&E, flex, flexshield etc into the socket.
What brands that Dave?
 

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