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hello guys

I have a lighting install at high level outside a house.
I don’t need additional mechanical protection and would like to use a good UV resistant insulated and sheathed cable.
Don’t want to use conduit as it looks ugly.

I normally used white FP 200 which the manufacturers said supports UV light exposure however I have seen a few installs where after 6 years turns to dust.

(I might be getting a phone in from client is a few years time as a result)
 
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Nearly all black cable has good uv resistance.
The black is normally created with carbon dust in pellet form as the material is being processed.

Obviously check with the cable spec but black anything is nearly always considerably better uv resistance than the same white cable.
 

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I tend to use standard black flex for domestic lighting circuits outside if the installation method allows it.
 
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hello guys

I have a lighting install at high level outside a house.
I don’t need additional mechanical protection and would like to use a good UV resistant insulated and sheathed cable.
Don’t want to use conduit as it looks ugly.

I normally used white FP 200 which the manufacturers said supports UV light exposure however I have seen a few installs where after 6 years turns to dust.

(I might be getting a phone in from client is a few years time as a result)
Don't forget you'll need to secure it with fire resistant fixings at intervals
 
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Not funny at all, a fact, seen several recent installs on external walls which don't comply for that reason
 
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