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    Has anyone installed an external LED light brick before ?

    I'm having my gas fire removed and as I've a hole there and some missing bricks I've decided to buy an external Light Brick to light my side passage. Looks a simple connection from my double socket to a fused switch and then into the Light Brick. Cheaper for me to do this myself and get an electrician to sign off on it.

    Anyone done this themselves and are there any issues to look out for besides sealing the unit with a waterproof sealant ?

    Thanks

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    Original Poster

    It's something like this I'm looking into
    wickes.co.uk/Wic…858
    http://www.brandlighting.com/images/NSL/nsl_brick-wall.jpg

    Hi there,

    I've installed these myself, if the led brick light is for external use it should be ip rated anyway to protect against water splashes etc, just make sure you fit a 3a fuse in your fuse spur supplying the light and you should be fine.

    Original Poster

    Stevielar

    Hi there, I've installed these myself, if the led brick light is for … Hi there, I've installed these myself, if the led brick light is for external use it should be ip rated anyway to protect against water splashes etc, just make sure you fit a 3a fuse in your fuse spur supplying the light and you should be fine.


    Hi, thanks for your reply. How did you seal the light in, did you use a brick coloured mastic ? Also did you run the cable in a metal conduit or plastic ?

    Surely the light unit should be sealed
    then just a case of silicone the edges.
    When you say running the cable do mean the stretch from your socket to the new light how long a distance is it , none of the cable needs to go outside does it ?

    Original Poster

    stefromuk

    Surely the light unit should be sealed then just a case of silicone the … Surely the light unit should be sealed then just a case of silicone the edges.When you say running the cable do mean the stretch from your socket to the new light how long a distance is it , none of the cable needs to go outside does it ?


    Hi, I assume the thing is seal due to it's ip rating so it's just sealing it to the brickwork. Also it's the cable run from the double socket which is about 2 - 2.5m to the old flue hole which I'll be reusing for the brick light fused switch. I've got a big hole there so I might as well use it

    The bricks usually slot in to the wall and have fixings to fix to the brick what you see on the wall is a clip on/screw on cover. You can run the cable in conduit or trunking metal or otherwise for mechanical protection, however if it's rcd protected it's not completely necessary, you could run the cable in the cavity for the old fireplace and keep it neat and tidy.

    Original Poster

    Stevielar

    The bricks usually slot in to the wall and have fixings to fix to the … The bricks usually slot in to the wall and have fixings to fix to the brick what you see on the wall is a clip on/screw on cover. You can run the cable in conduit or trunking metal or otherwise for mechanical protection, however if it's rcd protected it's not completely necessary, you could run the cable in the cavity for the old fireplace and keep it neat and tidy.



    Thanks I'll give that a go. Once the fire is out I'll have a better idea of how best to run the cable. Thanks again for your advice
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