The kits are as follows...
3 x 50mm Round LED Kits (Each of these contains 2 fittings and 1 Transformer. A 4-way adaptor allows 2 extra fittings to be connected to 1 Transformer, making 4. I need 6 fittings, so will use a 4-gang and 2-gang combination, leaving the 3rd transformer redundant (or, as I told the missus... 'a spare, just in case!'. These will be flush fitted, into the decking, as a straight line along the left edge of the deck).
1 x 10mm Round Step Warning Kit (Contains 10 x mini-LED fittings and 1 transformer. I will install these at the step onto the deck, 5 on the step and 5 in the riser.
1 x Post Lights Kit (Contains 4 post-light fittings with spikes at base and 1 transformer. These are to go in the flower bed along the right-hand edge of the deck.
All kits are supplied with standard, fuse-rated plugs which are intended to be "plugged in" to domestic, 240v wall sockets INSIDE the house! Everything else is external rated and can be located outside.
I would rather avoid routing the plugs into the house and have to chase-out and install 3 new double sockets, in the nearest wall! This'd be a lot of work, look unsightly and not be an ideal situation for controlling the lights.
A much better solution would be for me to 'spur off' of an existing 10mm, 3-core, armor cable that is buried in the flower bed, on the right, and sends juice to the sheds at the far-end of the garden.
This is where I need advice... assuming I take the spur cable (using new armored cable), under the deck and to the front edge, could I remove the plugs from the 4 kits and connect the flexes to 3 separate, externally approved switches that are protected by fuses of the same rating as was in the plugs? (do such devices exist?). These would all be fitted in a line, one next to the other, along the front edge of the deck and would all be connected (in series?) to the spur cable. I am aware that a spur should normally only supply a single socket - hence my uncertainty. I'm also in doubt about connecting the 2 transformers (supplying power to the 6 x 50mm Round lights) to the 1 switch, so that they are all controlled via that.
Another alternative, regarding switching control rather than nature of installation, that I'm considering is to have ALL the kits controlled by just the one switch. This again conjures up a host of queries to me, as to how this could be catered for... perhaps by locating the 1 switch, before the lighting circuits, on the main armored spur?
Can anyone tell me if I've got this all wrong and suggest an appropriate method? To assist anyone kind enough to help, I have uploaded a diagram that illustrates my plan and this can be viewed here...
Also, here's a link to the specs of the flower bed, post lights. I can't seem to find specs for the 2 other kits, but they are the same manufacturer and, I think, are of the same rating!...
http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/product/product.jsp?CATID 7541&entryFlagúlse&PRODIDw80167&paintCatId Many thanks,