Sorry this is the second question in 30 minutes.
In my Bathroom I have a pull cord with turn the light on as well an extractor fan. I would like to replace the pull cord with a relay and a sensor, so when anyone walks in the light / fan comes on.
Is this possible?
The reason I am asking is that a couple of electricians I have asked say that I can, but another says “legally” I can not in a Bathroom in the UK .
Anyone come across this please?
My understanding is that you need a way of isolating the appliance for maintenance, so you’ll need a switch somewhere. So I believe you can’t eliminate a switch (the current pull cord) entirely. You may be able to relocate the switch into a cupboard though.
Otherwise, are you sure you want to do this in a bathroom? Downstairs toilet, get it, but not in a bathroom where you might want to leave the light on after the timer on the PIR has elapsed and turns the light off.Chester
You make some good points.
Maybe not such a good idea after all. My plan was to replace and control every light in the house.
i got round it by having the light wired to a LWRF switch in the adjacent bedroom, and then using a wireless switch on the other door to the bathroom
i tried a PIR, but as mentioned above, it kept turning the light off when i was on the toilet. its a shame there isnt a function of the PIR that lets you turn something on, but doesnt automatically switch things off after X minutes
If you want to stop the PR turning off the lights when using the toilet then you need a motion sensor!!!!
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