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Wall Lights from outside

Now that I have fitted some wall lights to the lounge thanks to the superb advise from "justaskjoe" I now want to fix wall lights to a wall where the back of it is an outside wall.Again to save channeling cables and redecorating I intend to drill through the wall and wire up in the garage but run the cables from the garage to the outside and back to the wall lights.
Is this allowed and if it is do I need any special cable or can I use 1mm as before?

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  • restcote Jan 31, 2009

    Thanks for the advice sparky2021.
    Would it be alright to use pond pump cable. Focus do a" Mains round rubber flex 3183TRS 3 core 0.75mm sq. HAR approved H05RN-F cable"(Whatever that means)

  • restcote Feb 13, 2009

    Hi Robsfun62,

    No they are 240v,however I have since installed them using correct

    armored wire.

    Thank you for your interest.

  • Rob bridges May 11, 2010

    are these 110v lights or low voltage lights?


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No special cable needed 1mm will be fine

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Normally it is not allowable to run a regular cable (such as a Romex) where it will be exposed. Which it sounds like this cable will be run. Your best bet to make it a legal and safe install is to use a metal clad, or armored type cable (called MC, BX, or "greenfield" by some).

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