Lighting flex use.

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Omits, Nov 19, 2023.

  1. Omits

    Omits Member

    I want to connect a supply to some LED cabinet lights in the kitchen. It means running a cable about 5m along a wall and through an internal wall. I have some lighting flex. Can I use this? I will be picking up the supply from a 5A connecting block on the lighting cct hidden in the under-stairs cupboard. Thanks.
  2. WH55

    WH55 Screwfix Select

    Depends what you mean by “lighting flex”. Do you mean a flat, twin&earth type cable ? Or a round flex ? Are there any markings on it to show what type of cable it is and what size / CSA ? Because it’s LED, you have some flexibility, however the cable still needs to be suitable.
  3. Omits

    Omits Member

    round flex 0.75mm as used for hanging lamps I guess.
  4. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    But that only has 2-cores. You need 3-core flex. Minimum 0.75mm for lighting wiring.
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