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Old 31-12-2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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LED downlighting for garage ceiling

Hi All

Decided to refresh my garage. Been fixing Celotex to the underside of the flat roof, and intend to board. The gap between the ceiling plasterboard and the Celotex will not allow for deep downlights, so am looking at basic fittings and separate connectors. However, my electrician colleague tells me that the normal connector terminals are not normally big enough to take two cables to allow a number of lights to be connected together!

Anyone have any experience of such things??

Many thanks, much appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2017, 01:09 AM   #2
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Use junction boxes for the 'ring' and take off to each light.
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If you are talking about normal ceiling roses and pendant lights then they are designed to be daisy chained so no problem!

Lidl had LED strip lights recently - worth a look in your local store?

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Use junction boxes for the 'ring' and take off to each light.
+1 very common to do it this way
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Fantastic, cheers. I'll go with chocboxes.

Now need to choose a heater for times I am working in the garage. Dimplex looks like the way to go?

Many thanks
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If you are talking about this kind of connection...





Then I've wired these up many times with 2x 1.5mm2 T&E cables
strip and bend the wires to the correct distance and slip then both in together


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Thanks for this info.

Trouble is I only have 2.5mm twin and earth!
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for this info.

Trouble is I only have 2.5mm twin and earth!
Can I ask why are you using 2.5mm. Have you already first fixed the cable. If not buy yourself a new year gift of a brum of 1.0mm or 1.5mm cable, the likes of tool station or screwfix for under £20.
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Very well put - was going to struggle with the 2.5mm I already have, but now treated myself to a reel of 1.5mm.

Thanks everyone.
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https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Product...KkMaAn_48P8HAQ
I have used these.

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