Can you use 3 core cable for lighting?
Also, what cable is used for lighting?
Lighting circuits are generally run in 1mm2 two-core-and-earth cable, but particularly long circuits can use 1.5mm2 cable to compensate for the drop in voltage experienced on long cable runs.
Also, what are the 3 wires on LED lights? Generally a white and a black wire will be provided. The white will normally be the ground(-) and the black will be the positive(+). LED Lights with 3 wires will be a multi-function light. They can (most times) be used in whatever configuration is right for your application.
Similarly, you may ask, what is 3 core cable used for?
Three core and earth cable: This type of cable is used for wiring two way light switches. The cable consists of 4 cores with 1 being the neutral and the other three potentially being live depending on the way the lighting circuit is designed and what position the switches are in.
What type of cable should I use for outdoor lighting?
Mains-powered garden lighting Once outdoors, you should supply your lights via 1.5mm² three core steel-wire-armoured cable (SWA). Make sure that you only fit weatherproof lights that are suitable for outdoor use and that your circuit is RCD-protected.