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Can outside PIR activated lights be wired directly to the consumer unit. So that there is then no need for switches etc?

My CU is a WYLEX 11 way with MCB's also fitted with an RCD
 
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EasyFox

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Yes so long as the correctly rated ocpd & cable are used.
I always put a switch in the circuit for pir lights, if only for isolation when changing lamps if the mcb is supplying more than one fitting.
 
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yorkshiresparky

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You will usually find that a pir will require a switch for the override function.
 
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EasyFox

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You will usually find that a pir will require a switch for the override function.
Only if he wants to use the lights in manual over ride mode , maybe just needs them as security lighting via pir ;)
 
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Cirrus

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Must confess I have just dabbed my outside PIR light in with the downstairs lighting. If I want to isolae it I can flick the mcb controlling it.
 
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electricman

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feed the sensor through a switch , that way you can switch on the lamp by make and break , lamp stays on for lenght of time you set , the fittings are designed to be used in this way .
 
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