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Hello all,
Im a new member,my name is Terry,im 32,been sparking since 1998.
For my first post id just like to ask a daft question that iv been pondering over for years,not sure if its just a north west thing or all over but why do some sparks refer to plug-in ceiling roses as 'Gregs'??
weve had this conversation in work numerous times but no-one can answer it,dont think its a brand name (klix are probably the most used brand).
I figured some of the super sparks on this forum would have the answer.

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theyt always used to be called gregs, before my time, even, just as an aside, what did zebedees used to be called before magic roundabout?
 
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Hi Terry,
Luminaire Support Couplers were introduced to the UK market in the early 1980s and coincided with the first amendments to 15th Edition of the Wiring Regulations:1983 & 1984 (Green Cover) where they were first defined. I believe these became linked together in Sparky slang as a contraction of Green Regulations ie. Gregs = Luminaire Support Couplers or LSCs.
 
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