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  1. MrTapster

    Domestic Socket ring main causing flickering lamps

    Hi all To start off, there’s been no work on the ring main for 8 years or so. (Other than having a smart metre fitted about 12 months ago) Yesterday afternoon I noticed a buzzing from a plug socket. I unplugged what was plugged in thinking it was the appliance and didn’t think anything more of...
  2. M

    Using low voltage lamps and Selv power supplies in domestic livghting

    Hi, I have a ceiling rose which doesn't have an earth wire and I want to connect a light fitting which requires an earth connection. It's not possible to rewire the ceiling rose at the moment so I am considering the possibility of using a low voltage (12 - 85 volt DC) E27 led lamp connected to a...
  3. D

    Dimmable LED Candle Lamps

    Recently replaced a single pendent (Dimmable LED GLS lamp) with a 5 arm chandelier style fitting which client wants candle lamps (No shades and would agree, candle lamps would look best). Existing dimmer is an Aurora LED (Green) but the dimmable lamps he (client) supplied (off the shelf at a...
  4. S

    E14 lamps, some working, some not.

    This one's mostly just a matter of curiosity as the light in question is probably going to be replaced, but I attended an old-fassioned E14 3-spot fitting with one lamp broken off inside. Successfully extracted that with some long-nose pliers, but the new lamps the occupant had bought did not...
  5. J

    Domestic Earthing Copper Pipe Lamps Query

    Hi, I build lamps from copper piping and various other bits and bobs (including the occasional trumpet!!). The lamps are made from sections of copper pipe connected to elbow joints and other copper plumbing connectors. The lamp terminates at a brass lampholder at one end and a plastic clamp at...
  6. B

    Dimmable LED lamps buzzing

    Hi all, Hoping someone wouldn’t mind answering a quick question for me. I have 2 dimmable touch lamps in the bedrooom. I have fitted them both with LEDs which are dimmable. The dimming function works fine and there is no flickering, however there is a buzzing noise from the lamp when not on...
  7. Nick Willder

    Mains domestic LED lamps on 3-way switch glow faintly in one 'off' arrangement

    On my landing are three connected lights. They have 230v LED bulbs. There are three switches - one obviously an intermediate switch. In one of the four 'off' arrangements of the switches, the LEDs glow faintly. Does anyone have a theory on where this current might be leaking to? Thanks.
  8. L

    110v site lamps at 240v domestic

    Hello, I have bought some site lighting with 110v plugs to rig up in my shed workshop which has a 240v domestic supply. Obviously I can use a site inverter but I would like to avoid this. Is it just a case of rewiring and fitting 240v halogen bulbs? Some help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
  9. andysparkfree

    swapping 12v lamps to l.e.d 12v lamps and lack of load issue

    Hi a friend ordered some 12v led lamps to replace his conventional 12v halogen lamps now obviously the new lamps are not causing enough load for the transformers to kick in can i simply change the transformers to a led driver thats rated at a low wattage? ive only felt with this 15 ish years...
  10. andysparkfree

    buzzing when LED lamps dimming

    hi all a couple of weeks ago i installed some new LED down lights to a friends house (in his new extension) anyhow last week he said that theres a buzzing noise happening when he twiddles the dimmer , i assumed that i simply need to change the dimmer from conventional to a LED type. so this...
  11. A


    All, I have a question which is in two parts :- 1 From the information that I can see 2D lamps all have the same cap/base GR10q although due to the control gear putting a higher wattage lamp will not work in a lower wattage fitting does all different lamps fit in different fittings eg a 28watt...
  12. A

    30 x G9 4w LED warm white lamps

    Hello all, I'm selling 30 x warm white G9 lamps which I have swapped out for cool white at a customers house. He didn't like the warm white I put in first time around! All working and packaged in Knightsbridge boxes (these aren't Knightsbridge, just rehoused them in the boxes from new lamps)...
  13. L

    Emergency lighting fault

    Hi All, New to the forum and was seeking some advice. I have arrived at a site to complete yearly 3 hour emgencey lighting test. Once completed I switched the power back on and half the emergency lamps haven't turned back on. When you turn the power off, the lamp lights up in emergency mode...
  14. Dannyg8810

    80w led e40 corn lamps

    If using these to replace a 250w hit in a low bay light fitting would you just simply snip the Line and neutral from the ballast leave in the lamp holder and connect these direct to the supply ? Reason I ask is what amps would these be pulling and Would the exsisting cable from the holders ok...
  15. A


    Has anyone installed GU10 LED lamps in replacement for halogen GU10 lamps in fire ratted downlights did installing them cause the GU10 LED's to fail sooner than should of done.
  16. Uheat – Jake

    For Sale [East]: Surplus Integral LED Lamps

    Hi guys, We've got surplus stock of Integral LED Lamps, we've got a wide range listed below, can be purchased in either box quantity or singlar. Prices below are box quantity, which included FOC delivery to UK Mainland. Any questions please give me a call on 01394 593305.
  17. 1Justin

    Green OK light in emergency bulkhead lamps.

    To speed me along with a quote since this is all taking too long and I haven't taken a penny yet. Q) Would a modern LED bulkhead emergency light have a green indicator LED for any reason other than proving that it's a "self test" type in working condition? (In other words do non-self-test EM...
  18. A

    best place to buy lamps & fittings

    I'm wanting to buy some 100W equivalent LED GL/BC lamps and also LED down lights and wondering where is a good place to look? cheers
  19. Murdoch

    Buzzing GU10 LED's

    So I changed 10 x halogen MR16's for 10 x Megaman dimmable 5.5w LED's along with a VPro dimmer (rated up to 10 LED's) When the lights are switched on, they are silent but after 10 -15 minutes they start buzzing - the lamps, not the dimmer. I swapped the dimmer for a standard switch today, and...