Strange problem - I have two lamp posts in the garden, there for years and both lamposts have a normal outdoor socket at the bottom used to power christmas lights and things like that.
yesterday i started using one of the sockets to power a cctv camera, no problem so far. But then, a few hours later i looked out the window and the lights on the lampost were lit up. I tried turning the lights off from the normal rocker switch at the front door and they would not turn off.
The only way i gould get them to turn off was to turn off the 'SWA front garden' tripswitch in the main panel, then i turned the switch back on and all was well until late last night when my daughter looked out the window and the outdoor lamp posts were on again, so i powered it down with the tripswitch and left it off
But worryingly, when the 'SWA front garden' tripswitch is in the off position and i press the normal lightswitch at the front door the lights come on and off as usual and when the lights come on the power sockets at the bottom of the posts also turn on?
any idea what might be happening?