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  1. lamb
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    Is anyone able to source a "lightmate" testing adaptor for low energy pendants. Been struggling to find one on the net.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. lamb
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    Yes, one of those that will fit into MEM BC3 bayonets which are fitted on all new builds.
    They are designed to only accept CFL bayonet lamps.
     
  4. JUD
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    are these fittings just 230v with a 3pin BC style lampholder?
     
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    I wonder if with a little bit of buggering about with an old bc3 bulb, hacksaw, soldering iron and some sleeving you might be able to make your own adaptor - then go into mass production and make a fortune :D
     
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  8. mogga
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    Just change them to 2 pin versions n get cheap lamps from Morrisons

    **************** Nanny state they will b checkin the ammount of loo paper you use soon
     
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    Like that idea :)
     
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  12. JUD
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    That's the pint I could have almost bought with the money I would have saved if I'd gone to eBay.co.uk :D

    Just down the road from me aswell in York.
     
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    Mmmmh that was good - actually making me feel thirsty now :)
     
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    but it's not as much fun as sticking your fingers in the lampholder.........:clown:
     
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    I find changing the pendant to a 2 pin is much easier!!

    Those 3 pin lamp are so expensive.
     
  17. ib999010
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    Mark,

    I don't think anybody will be a happy puppy when they find their light fittings are BC3's! Certainly, where you have a length of cable hanging down with a BC3 fitting on the end, the obvious solution is to replace it with a BC2, and off you go.

    That still leaves you with all the custom light fittings that have the BC3 socket riveted on etc, not so easy to change. That's where I was suggesting that a 3 pin male to 2 pin female adaptor would be handy. The sort of thing that the Chinese could knock out for 99p each. Just buy one per socket,and the first (non-BF3) bulb you buy covers your costs a few times over.

    Ian
     
  18. Mark_Burgess
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    I meant a BC2 fitting, shouldn't have used the wording 2 pin.
     
  19. JUD
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    There's no need for these 'low energy only' fittings anymore anyway as the new version of Approved Document L now only requires low energy bulbs, you know, the ones you get free from british gas etc. :hurray:
     
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    Don't mind me while I bump some old threads. Just doing the rounds. Ignore the thread if it's not current topic, it'll soon drop off the list, but if the thread interests you, feel free to reply. :)
     
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