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  1. Nightmer

    UK Earthing a vintage brass lamp to the lamp base

    I have a couple of old metal/brass lamps to which adding an earthed lampholder would be tricky (either the entry for 3 wires is VERY small or the lamp holder is integral to the lamp and is original). All of these lamps have a screw within the base which appear to be for an earth wire - is this...
  2. A

    cooker hood lamp advice

    Hi, The three 20watt 12V G11 lights on our Falcon cooker hood failed recently, first one went out then the other two. The original lamps that came with it are tungsten, I see that two of the 3 lamps look identical but have LED on them, the light coming out of it was identical to the non LED...
  3. S

    Class 2 product?

    If you have say a metal based lamp and it’s still a class 2 product. What would happen if the exterior somehow became live. There’s obviously no path to earth?
  4. D

    UK I want to make a feature lamp out beer pump

    Hi, I am trying to make a feature lamp out of a Guinness LED beer front, I need to transform from 240v to either 12v 50Hz 520mA or 24v 50Hz 220mA (pic) What transformer is needed? I have a LED transformer that gives 25-42V (pic) is this to powerful? Thanks in advance
  5. F

    How to Wire a new vintage lamp holder

    Hey all I just bought a new vintage lamp holder from eBay, I assumed that because it has a metal casing that it would need a 3 core wire cable, but it doesn’t seem to have a place for the earth wire. I’ll add some photos, could someone please help to whether I need the earth wire and if so where...
  6. R

    Lamp pedistal wiring question

    I'm refinishing all my pedistal lamps. This requires removing them from their concrete block posts and disconnecting the wires. I've done 4 so far without any issues. I always take a photo before removing the wire nuts. Yesterday, after reconnecting the wire nuts on my 5th lamp, I flipped the...
  7. H

    Wiring a table lamp direct to a mains light switch?

    Hi all, was wondering if is possible to wire a 3 amp table lamb directly to a mains light switch? The light switch is used for an outside light has two brown wires going to the switch and two blue wires in a chocy block going nowhere? Thanks. Steve.
  8. J

    Candescent replacement lamp

    We have dusk to dawn Hi-Lo PIR outside lights installed 14 years ago. They use incandescent lamps. These lamps have now failed and of course new ones are no longer available. I've tried an e27 dimmable led lamp but that's not working. Are there any e27 led bulbs we can use? We could replace the...
  9. C

    Replace MR16 with GU10 LED - Help with Lamp fitting??

    I'm about to change 40 x MR16/G5.3 fittings, do away with transformers and replace with mains GU10 Lamp holders double insulated and GU10 LEDs. I hoped to keep the existing Lamp fittings but was concerned as label states G5.3 12v 50w max.Is it safe to use GU10 LED in these fittings?
  10. I

    Remove Halogen Dimmer to use lamp with LED

    Hi there, I was going to remove the dimmer and transformator from my halogen lamp so I could use it with LED bulbs (not dimmable). However, when I opened the little electronics box I overwhelmed. I would appreciate some advice as to how to proceed with my plans. The lamp holds 2 separately...
  11. A

    Unable to use timer with LED lamp (possible to bypass switch?)

    Hi, I’ll start off by saying I’m not qualified but have done some electrical work before and do the odd bit of DIY where I can. I have an LED lamp that I would like to use with a plug in timer and it turns off fine. The problem is when it turns back on power goes to the built in switch (see...
  12. B

    Correct switches for 2 way pendant + bedside lamp circuits?

    Hi. First post here. Background I have a relative who is an electrician and is about to re-wire our home as a favour. I said that I will order and pay for all of the parts - so that they are here in on-site when he arrives to begin work. I have already ordered a Hager consumer unit; the 10...
  13. C

    Separating lamp holder to rewire

    I'm looking to replace the cable on a lamp I bought but I am unable to separate the holder to access the connections. I have tried pushing in the black tabs to release the top but I haven't had any luck. Any advice on the best approach would be appreciated.
  14. A

    Led lamp still glowing

    Good morning. I’m a apprentice electrician and I have done a job in my house changing a light. It’s a loop in system. I’ve put led G7 lamps in the new light however when I turn it off the lights still have a slight glow on them. I understand that this could die to leakage but is there anything...
  15. The_apprentice2.0

    What lamp is this please??

    Hi All, My mate text me this picture asking what lamp this is? as I'm predominantly on the Industrial/ maintenance side and don't have access to a time machine .... I haven't got a clue. If there's anywhere to find out its gotta be on here, I've been lurking long enough to know that by now...
  16. N

    Lamp is not turning on

    Hi all, I am a bit new here. Just had a quick question. In my living room the lamp is not working any longer. I touched/turned it a bit and it went on again. Then it went off again. This time I tried turning it but when I let go the whole turned/spinned the other way around that I was turning...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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] - https://www.lampspares.co.uk/earth-tag-for-10mm-allthread-rod) and wondered how to attach them to my lamps for them to work. Is...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
  29. 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...
  30. 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.
  31. 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...
  32. 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
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. LewisM

    PL Lamp Identifcation

    Hi, does anybody know what the lamp needed for this fitting is? The fitting doesn't have any space for the retaining tabs that stick out of the side of the most common PL lamps, very odd.
  38. P

    guidelines for a lamp

    hi guys right looking for some help, im metal fab companys and looking making lamps from chain and other similar ,materials. thing the i need help with is what testing do i need to do to conform to regs???? also the buld holders i have bought don't seem to have a earth connection? is this...
  39. B

    Electrician Switched live connected to neutral on lamp

    Hi all, Newbie here after some advice. I’m in the process of replacing my landing light and when disconnecting the old one I noticed that the SW live was connected to neutral on the lamp and the circuit neutrals connected to live on the lamp. I am aware that normally the SW live would go...
  40. E

    Copper Pipe Lamp Earthing

    Hi all, Hopefully someone can help me. I am going to undertake a small project for my home which will be a copper pipe lamp for the living room. I bought a lampholder and wire and have a few questions before I start. The lamp holder is metal with a ceramic insert (see pictures). I have also...
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