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Hi all,
So I want to install some outdoor uplights running along the bottom of my house sitting low to ground & to be operated via a light switch from indoors.
Can this be done in 1.5mm / 1.5mm flex clipped around low to each light or does it have to all be done In SWA?

Thanks!
 
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Dustydazzler

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Really Depends, is the answer

if there is any chance the flex can become damaged by stepping on it then no

if it’s all clipped neatly , out of any harms way up off the ground then it should be ok

hituff would be more durable then flex
 

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I recently saw a great idea on a youtube channel that I've shamelessly copied a couple of times.

Find lamps you like which take Edison / E14 bulbs. Then use E14/SES bulb adaptors and have a 12v transformer in the house. Then use 12v LED bulbs. Keeps everything much safer. You can then use any cable subject to volt drop and transformer load.

e.g. E14/SES Adaptor - Bedazzled LED Lighting - https://bedazzledledlighting.co.uk/product/ses-adaptor/


Just thought I'd throw the idea out there!
 
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is the circuit you are feeding off protected by RCD or RCBO .
1.5mm twin and earth can degrade outdoors if clipped direct. Better to run through ducting/conduit and use water proof boxes where making conection
 

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I wouldn't use twin and earth at all. Neither would I use flex to be honest. Swa or if you don't want that hi tuff as said above.
 

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