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Old 02-21-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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new garage - striplights

i have finished building a timber garage ,now wiring up . so far 2 banks of surface mount sockets and 2.5mm cable run in , now the striplights . can i feed the 2 lights straight from a j/box ? how do i put the switch into the circuit please ?


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Old 02-21-2008, 09:19 AM   #2
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Wiring in a switch is easy, but first I would ask where you are located? The use of metric measurements suggests you are outside the U.S. and I don't want to say something that isn't going to make sense to you, like use XX color wire (they are probably different if you are outside the US).


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Old 02-21-2008, 09:21 AM   #3
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The cleanest way would be to have power to the switchbox first, then continue the circuit to striplight 1 and then 2. The switch will control both lights together. The ground and neutral (white) connections will go unbroken through to both lights, the hot (black) wire will be switched, then go on to the lights.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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Ahh .,, [ rolling up my shirt sleeve ]

OK.,, here ya do at the Junction box location.[ just remember to disconnect the power first before ya mess around with this]

the cable from power soruce the power netrual [ bleu wire ] just hook it on the choc block and set screw it.

now here a little tricky part get the 2.5mm2 cable take the blue wire [ from the point switching device ] tie the bleu wire to brown power wire [ it will be wise idea to remark it or tape it if the UK regualtion allowed ] choc block it.
then take the brown wire from switch point and tie it to other brown wire to the luminaire[s] and make sure you get all the earth [ ground wire aka green with yellow stripes ] tied together.

Basically it the same as USA/Canada system but diffrent colours that all.

Merci, Marc

if you going to remark it use the gray tape for switched live circuit [ this is a UK colour code ]
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