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Old 19-09-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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Well, progress has been slow. Having had the shed delivered there was then the issue of squaring up the rest of the 'bomb site' and laying patios, which are finally done.

Anyway, the armoured cable is now buried and through into the shed awaiting the finalisation of the wiring plan for the electrician. Originally I had thought about six double sockets (shed is 12x8) but think this may now not be enough.

Im struggling a little with the lighting. My thoughts were; as the railway will be around the four sides of the shed, something like LED batten lights in along the wall/roof apex's as opposed to spots or bulbs. And thought of having them on a dimmer.

As always, any advice would be welcome.

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Old 19-09-2016, 09:02 PM   #2
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This is the route I hope to take with a shed. Can't advise on lighting but am interested to hear what people recommend.

Good luck with it all.
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Depends what you're doing. For working on the layout I reckon fluorescent tubes are best. For running I suppose something more subtle might be better.
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I have LED Battens, there non dimable i will in time change them for dimable type, the other saving is the power used LED's are loads cheaper to run...the single LED Batten i have in my workshop shows up the Florescent tubes, its 25 watt and outshines 60 watt tubes....
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I think I shall be getting a LED batten.
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I have a new 9 x 12 shed it;s got 3 double sockets and 7 100w light bulbs fitted to the walls the heat they produce is just enough that I don't think I'll need a small heater.
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I have a new 9 x 12 shed it;s got 3 double sockets and 7 100w light bulbs fitted to the walls the heat they produce is just enough that I don't think I'll need a small heater.
Change the 100 watt bulbs for LED's with the same socket fitting built in, your 700 watts will drop to maybe 35 watts and it will be as bright, the sockets with 100 watts bulbs in are likely to get very hot.......
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Change the 100 watt bulbs for LED's with the same socket fitting built in, your 700 watts will drop to maybe 35 watts and it will be as bright, the sockets with 100 watts bulbs in are likely to get very hot.......
100W equivalent on less than 10W LEDs?

Where from and how much?

I got my LED bulbs from B&Q and they had 75W equivalents at 13.5W usage. I couldn't see anything stronger for similar rating :/
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I'm not saying buy them from here but they do all types....

https://www.ledhut.co.uk/led-bulbs.html
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I use these they are brilliant 5.95 from Amazon
Ecozone Biobulb MAX, Extra Bright, Energy-Saving Daylight bulb, Bayonet Cap B22 30W equivalent to 150W, 2000 Lumens, Full Spectrum, Daylight White 6500k, Uses 80% Less Energy. Ideal for suffers of S.A.D [Energy Class A]
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