LED lighting help please

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  1. Howard

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    As part of a project i am doing for someone i need to use some LED plinth lights.

    Now they all seem to come with X amount of cable from the plug to the junction box , and then 5m of cable to each light.

    Some of these lights will need to be more than 5m away , some may even be 10m away.

    Will it be ok to extend the wire to those lights , do i need to worry about the furthest lights being dimmer through voltage drop over a longer length of wire ?

    Thanks in advance

    H
     
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    You'll be OK to extend the cables.
    There will be a little extra voltage drop but probably not so much that you'll want to do something about it. Using heavier gauge cable will help a lot. Generic speaker cable, not the 'magic' £100 per metre stuff, will be more than adequate.
     
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    Howard

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    Brilliant , many thanks indeed. :)
     
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