"Martin Pentreath" wrote
| At the moment the wall-light wiring just emerges from the plaster
| on the wall. What I plan to do is to put a standard electrical
| pattress box into the wall to accommodate the wiring (plus a
| terminal block) and to have the flex to the striplight emerge
| from a flex outlet.
| Is this an acceptable way to do this.
Yes, provided this is off the lighting circuit and a fuse isn't required.
| And have I dreampt up the idea of a flex outlet (ie a single-gang
| white plate with a hole in the middle, not part of a FCU). TLC have
| something called flex outlets ( http://xsls.com/?700 )but they look
| suspiciously like blanking plates to me (no hole).
The TLC product URLs are usually short enough to post directly. On this
style the flex outlet is on the lower edge, so the flex comes down
vertically against the wall, rather than out the front. The Contactum style
Perhaps the out the front style have been discontinued because the flex got
squashed. For FCUs, the down the wall style means the flex outlet can be
included as a breakout on the edge of the faceplate instead of having to
keep flex and non-flex versions.
If there is any possibility that whatever the light is on could be moved,
you could use a 5A plug and socket combination using