in laws have asked me to fit an external security light - one that looks
like a carriage lamp, but has a PIR.
Are there regs about whether it should be powered from a lighting ring,
or could I use a spur off the main ring ? I'll fit an fused switch for it.
There are no hard and fast rules, however you need to check the lamp
makers instructions - it may require fused protection at 3A. Depending
how you wire it, then a means of isolating it may also be required.
So in the case of power from a socket circuit, with a permanent live
connection into the unit, you will need switched fused connection unit.
If hanging off the output of an existing light switch on a lighting
circuit, a direct connection may be acceptable.
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