1. B

    Lamp holder getting hot

    Evening all, I changed the lamp in my dining room (ceiling light) for an LED one this evening. When I took the old bayonet out, I noticed the plastic around the outside of the lamp holder was very hot. Could this just be due to the fact it was an old incandescent lamp therefore giving off a...
  2. C

    Shortening Extension Cords / No Earth Wire On lamp? Advice Needed

    Hi there, I have been shortening some leads around my house so they look a bit nicer and tidier. I am about to to the same to my lamp cable but i notice it has no earth. Is it still OK for me to cut the cable and re wire the plug? Also why doesn't this one have an earth? Thank You.
  3. M

    Replacing ceiling lamp holder - which wire goes where?

    Hi all I've got a knackered ceiling lamp holder I want to change. It's the type with no flex - the lamp holder is directly on the ceiling mount. But the new one I want to put in will be rose-flex-lamp holder. There are no markings on the old one I'm replacing. So what's the easiest way to...
  4. Nightmer

    Attaching an earth tag to a vintage lamp holder

    I have several vintage lamp holders and would like to use them because they have a good look. I found these earth tags (Earth Tag For 10mm Allthread Rod [PLU95920] - and wondered how to attach them to my lamps for them to work. Is...
  5. H

    Can I charge this li ion battery in led lamp with 7.4V new charger? pics inside

    I really wanted to keep using my led lamp for my plants. So I bought a new charger. Altough I couldnt find a 8.4V charger, so I bought a universal charger. I tryed the setting on 7.5 Volt and I tested it for 5 min. But now I read on the internet that li ion batteries can explode and catch flames...
  6. J

    LED's - Selecting the correct driver for lamp

    Hi, Could someone please tell me what has happened and please advise: I recently modified a large 5x halogen bulb lamp bought from 'Next' to take G4 LED's. I selected appropriate 3W LED SMD bulbs and got a 20W LED driver to run the 5 bulbs. There is no dimmer, its just on a foot on/off switch...
  7. N

    Domestic Toggle Flick Switch 12V on Table Lamp?

    Hi All, First time poster here. I'm an ex-plumber and lamp making diyer. My question is this: Is it safe to wire a lamp like the one here (image 1 below): with a toggle switch as seen here (image 2 below): Switch type: toggle Contacts configuration: DPST Switching method: ON-OFF AC...
  8. M

    New flex for old metal lamp

    Hi everyone I inherited an old WW2 angle poise metal lamp recently. It works fine, but I'm not sure it's safe... the wire looks antique and is obviously just 2 cores. I've thought about putting a new cable in it, and I'm guessing that it needs earthing as it's a metal lamp. Can anyone advise...
  9. E

    Class 2 pendant to plug-in lamp

    Hi everyone, I hope this is a simple question! I have purchased a double insulated class 2 pendant light fitting. Is it safe to convert it to a plug-in lamp? I had originally planned to add a switch to the cable and finish with a plug, but am unsure if this is safe without an earth wire. I...
  10. Wilko

    Vintage Lamp CPC suggestions please

    Hi - been to fix a lamp today with a loose connection in the lovely terminal blocks. Then I noticed there's a brass lamp holder with no earth terminal and the earth is cut back in the wall. There's 4 of these fittings (8 lamps) in the room and they're probably all the same. Any suggestions for a...
  11. M

    Is this wiring in Denmark safe for a chandelier

    Hi, Appreciate any advice and help. I just moved from UK to an old house in Denmark and would like to install a large brass chandelier (1970s). There was no ceiling light when I moved here, but the wires are there. I attach here a photo. There is green/yellow wire that I presume is Earth, blue...
  12. K

    12v lamp above bath zone 1

    would this be acceptable we have a shelf above the bath 1400mm high wife would like a standard lamp on there would putting a 12 led driver in the loft to supply the lamp be a ok lamp would be secured to the shelf
  13. B

    DIYer has a lamp wiring question

    I’m a DIY’er. Or at least, if I have an electrical problem, I like to fix it myself. I couldn’t find an answer to my question after googling around a bit, and no electrician would give me an answer, so I thought I would try your forum. An answer would be greatly appreciated. I have a desk lamp...
  14. Andy5678

    Can anyone recommend a good lamp post key

    as the title. Tried cheap ones and a bacho multi type one wich is now broken. They always break or don’t fit correctly. It’s the triangular ones mostly that I see.
  15. Jim90

    Lamp post under mains pylon question

    Hi guys, We are replacing lamp post heads on a site and all is going well until we reached a set of 4 underneath 11/33kv pylons. We are getting a horrible ‘belt’ off the casing of the lamp post head. The post is coated so unable to receive a belt at low level. All we can think of is it’s the...
  16. B

    Is my lamp safe - testing earthing

    I have wired a lamp with a brass lamp holder and I don’t know how to test it with my multi meter that I bought. I want to test that it’s earthed and safe to use and also that it won’t blow my bulb. Any help would be great ! Bee
  17. N

    Making a 4 bulb lamp - Newbie

    Hi, I'm Rich I'm 39 and currently unemployed. I am a good ish DIYer and have basic knowledge of wiring. Love building things out of wood. I have been tasked with making a simple 4 bulb plug in lamp for my wife's 'art' project. I need wiring and safety help. It will basically be 4 23w bulbs in...
  18. E

    120W LED Corn lamp replacement

    Hi Guys, I have been asked to change Metal halide lamps for LED E40 Lamps in Floodlight fittings. The manufacturer recommends not to fit lamps above 60watt to enclosed fittings, due to overheating. Is there a fan or a way around this. These lights are used all over the garage warehouse & outside...
  19. E

    120W LED Corn Lamp Replacement

    Hi Guys, I have been asked to change Metal halide lamps for LED E40 Lamps in Floodlight fittings. The manufacturer recommends not to fit lamps above 60watt to enclosed fittings, due to overheating. Is there a fan or a way around this. These lights are used all over the garage warehouse & outside...
  20. S

    G24q-2 lamp led replacement or convert to ES

    Hi all I’ve got some outdoor lights, one of which stopped working recently. They take cfl G24q-2, 4 pin, 18w lamps, and have an electronic ballast inside. I tried replacing the lamp, to no success, so I checked for voltage at the lampholder, no voltage. I concluded the ballast is at fault, so...

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