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  1. n180
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    n180 Active EF Member

    I'm a bit confused about using the bit of white heat resistant flex for downlights. Do we really need it on fire rated downlights? Isn't it just an extra unnessasary connection?

    Why not take the 1.5 standard T&E straight from the Hager (or similar) junction box to light? I'm still trying to understand the reasoning for the flex on fire rated downlights. What regs are we not meeting if we don't use the flex?
     
  2. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    Lancs
    T&E will look rough,& harder to connect in my opinion
     
  3. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Some downlights can only use T&E

    just saying.
     
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  4. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    suffolk
    I take t/e straight to the light? no need for extra joints in cables
     
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  5. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    St Neots
    Depends on the heat output of the lamp.
     
  6. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    you could put a h .r. cable on the end of it.:D
     
  7. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Guest

    I always run 1mm T&E straight to the fitting, i tend to J501 and flex for commercial lighting only if i cant use a KLIK rose.
     
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  8. cliffed
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    cliffed Regular EF Member

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    Lancs
    Most downlights come pre flexed now,so nice junction box job done.
    I like the Hager coffin like boxes,c/w cord grips.
     
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  9. davesparks
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    davesparks Forum Mentor

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    guildford
    What flex are you talking about? Is this a flex fitted by the manufacturer or a flex you are fitting?

    The downlights I use have a flex pre-fitted with a plug and socket similar to a click flow. You just connect T&E, flex, flexshield etc into the socket.
     
  10. Matthewd29
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    Belfast
    I agree, no need for it cables straight into the light if that is an option
     
  11. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Guest

    What brands that Dave?
     
  12. davesparks
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    davesparks Forum Mentor

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    guildford
    Eco-star, not cheap but very very good
     
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