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Lighting in a closet with an inter-switch

In principle, it is inadvisable to install a fixed electrical installation with flat wire. But it is hardly possible to make an installation controlling the interior lighting of a living room furniture or closet with multicore cable. The flat is therefore used here exceptionally, as well for the aesthetics as for the convenience.

Necessary material

  • Wire stripper
  • Electrician's screwdriver
  • Wood screws
  • Nailable bridges
  • Luminous tube
  • Hammer
  • Flat wire

Connect the inter-contactor

Connect the inter-contactor

1. Above all, turn off the power at the main circuit breaker or the circuit you are going to work on. Use a switch of the contactor type: when the door is closed, the circuit is cut; when it is open, the button of the switch is released, thus opening the circuit which supplies the lighting apparatus. Strip the conductors to a sufficient length to then introduce them in their place. Tighten the screws to hold them.

Fix the inter-switch

Fix the inter-switch

2. Then fix the inter-switch against the frame. It must be placed in such a way that the door, closing, can actuate the push-button.

Nail the bridges

Nail the bridges

3. Route the electrical wire on the upright and hold it by nailing bridges.

Connect lighting

Connect lighting

4. Make the electrical connection of the lighting tube. Divide the flat wire over the length needed to insert the conductors into the connection die. Strip the end of each conductor and secure it in the splice. Use an electrician's screwdriver.

Fix the lighting

Fix the lighting

5. Once the connection is complete, secure the housing to the door frame at a previously marked location. Use wood screws. If the wood is hard, you will be interested in forming a pilot hole with the tendril.

Set up the lighting tube

Set up the lighting tube

6. To complete the installation, place the light tube on the housing and insert the end caps at each end. The feed wire runs to the bottom of the cabinet. It crosses the wall to be connected to the network.

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