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  1. bonjovi
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    bonjovi Electrician's Arms

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    mansfield notts
    with me not wiring domestic properties in a long while (all commercial industrial nowdays and no jobs on side ). I have been told that all new builds
    now require all L + n at the switch incase customers require fancy switches in each room or any room of their choice ,example switches that control lights from iPhone . my question is this so .
     
  2. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It’s not a requirement but imo it’s not a bad idea to do so.
     
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  3. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    It seems the standard way know for the reason you highlighted and the ease of installing light fittings, but it is not a requirement under the regs. Some electricians wire the cable from the switch in 3 core and earth so that there is a permanent live at the light.
     
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  4. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    When you think about it we have been doing it for years with standalone PIR sensors which is essentially a switch.

    It’s just common practice now to have neutral at switch instead of line at light, but I’m sure some oldies still do a loop in at light
     
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  5. DPG
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    Makes it easier when fitting awkward light fittings s as well.
     
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  6. Andy78
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    Wasn't/isn't it a recommendation in BS7671 ?

    Something along the lines of taking account of future innovations, an example being neutrals at switches ?
     
  7. Ian1981
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    Ian1981 Forum Mentor

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    Section 599 mentions a consideration that a neutral is taken to a switch position for future fitting of electronic equipment
     
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  8. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    A consideration, not a regulation. You don’t HAVE to do it, but it’s good practice nowadays.

    I hear Tommy doesn’t work on the docks any more? Something to do with union on strike???
    I’m sure he and Gina will be fine though on her diner wages.
     
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  9. DPG
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    You're halfway there.
     
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  10. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    My daughter heard the song on the radio and sang along. She said it was their primary 7 anthem, and they sang it all the time at school.
    My other daughter who is 18 said it was their P7 anthem too...

    I told them it was mine too.... now they don’t think it’s so cool
     
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  11. pirate
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    pirate Regular EF Member

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    Glasgow
    I do feel sorry for Tommy, but his six-string would have been much better in a nice Rioja...
    still, I guess that German plonk was more within his budget.
     
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