Loft lights. Series or parallel?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Gusman, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Gusman

    Gusman New Member

    I am wiring in two lights in the loft coming from one switch. Do I wire the light is series or parallel?

    This may be a simple question but I need a little help. I cannot remember the calculations on an ac cct for series or parallel loads. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure New Member

    Gusman, if the lights are normal 250v fittings you wire them in parallel, but you may be better getting a sparks in.
     
  3. The Trician

    The Trician New Member

    Lighting in domestic premesis should always be wired in parallel, though some foreign-sourced xmas tree lights can be in series!

    Hope this helps
     
  4. Gusman

    Gusman New Member

    Thanks. Sorted. I had already wired it in parallel but I blew two filaments in about 10 mins. This made me a little unsure of what I had done. Stuck two new ones in and OK. Thanks again.
     
  5. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    Lighting in domestic premesis should always be wired in parallel, though some foreign-sourced xmas tree lights can be in series!

    And UK ones aren't?

    I've NEVER seen tree lights that use 240V bulbs, apart from the ones in Trafalgar Square...
     
  6. Milton Bradley

    Milton Bradley New Member

    In the loft, you can use Cable Ties to fix the cables to suitable structural roof timbers, it may look a bit industrial, but it will save the hammering of cable clips damaging old plaster ceilings, or loosening tiles etc.
     
  7. bilco

    bilco New Member

    Yeh get some hefty staples and belt them into your joists to fix your ties to ;)
     

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