Garden lighting

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by CosD, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. CosD

    CosD Active Member

    Hi
    I have 20 spike spot lights that I want to install for garden borders. They will be fitted with GU10 led bulbs

    The run of the flex will be around 50m after the connection to the armoured cable which will be around 12m.


    What flexi cable should I be looking for? And do I use 1.5mm?
    I presume I need 3 core because the spots are stainless steel.

    The cable will be pinned to fences so no need for armoured.
     
  2. Teki

    Teki Screwfix Select

  3. CosD

    CosD Active Member

  4. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    I'm not sure if flexi cable is recommended outside, unless it's a short length to connect to a wall mounted security light or similar.
     
  5. Teki

    Teki Screwfix Select

    The pond flex linked above should be fine so long as it is not buried. It will be UV stable.

    @CosD If you are planning on adding sockets or other things in the future to that SWA feed, then opt for 2.5mm².
     
  6. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    He is talking about a 50m run from what I can see.
     
  7. CosD

    CosD Active Member

    Thanks again Teki
    I will be running a separate 2.5mm for sockets
     

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