Making loft hatch light switch

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I would like to make a light switch which would automatically turn the loft lights on when the hatch is opened and then off when closed. Is all I need a push to break switch?
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  • bob_a_builder
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    Is all I need a push to break switch?
    depends exactly how/where you intend to mount switch I suppose

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  • fto
    fto Posts: 588 Forumite
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    Why not have a switch on the landing ???
  • andrew-b
    andrew-b Posts: 2,413 Forumite
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    why make it overly complicated? What's wrong with a standard light switch mounted in the loft near to the hatch?
  • bob_a_builder
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    whats complicated, its still a just switch, plus light won't get left on if auto rather than manual

    doesn't the interior light in you car come on when you open the door ?
  • DVardysShadow
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    Replace the loft hatch with the front of an old fridge.
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  • andrew-b
    andrew-b Posts: 2,413 Forumite
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    It's more complicated as you need to position the switch in such a way that closing the hatch pushes the switch....didn't say it was difficult :) Besides a normal light switch is cheaper and i'm posting on a money saving forum ;)
  • andrew-b
    andrew-b Posts: 2,413 Forumite
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    Replace the loft hatch with the front of an old fridge.
    :T ...bonus points for the seal!
  • clockworks_2
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    andrew-b wrote: »
    It's more complicated as you need to position the switch in such a way that closing the hatch pushes the switch....didn't say it was difficult :) Besides a normal light switch is cheaper and i'm posting on a money saving forum ;)

    OP hasn't said anything about it being complicated. And if the OP leaves the light on frequently they have may save money from the hatch switch.
  • adonis
    adonis Posts: 1,072 Forumite
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    Why not use a sensor with flood light? or stand alone sensor wired to whatever light you choose.
    I use one in my garage, it works fine.
  • david29dpo
    david29dpo Posts: 3,748 Forumite
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    adonis wrote: »
    Why not use a sensor with flood light? or stand alone sensor wired to whatever light you choose.
    I use one in my garage, it works fine.

    I did this, works a treat.
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