Is there such a thing as a plug-in light for a shaver socket

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  1. tharding

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    I have a dual voltage shaver socket in my en-suite shower room and I wondered if there was such a thing as a plug-in light, either 110v or 240v that could safely be plugged into the shaver socket (there isn't enough room for a shaver light due to a sloping ceiling). :confused:
     
  2. OwainDIYer

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    Any useful light would probably be too powerful to be powered by the shaver socket output. It would need to be wired in to the shaver socket supply side.

    Shaver-lights don't have to go above the mirror though (in fact they're useless for shaving there as men need the chin illuminated, so side lighting or even a light below the mirror is better)
     
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    Shaver sockets are (nominally) happy to deliver 20watts.

    I have a 2-pin 5watt night light that I bought in France. I plug it into the shaver socket in a bathroom when we have folk staying. It has a photocell so the light only comes on at night.

    Works well but I plan to change it for a ceiling LED lamp and PIR when the room is refurbished so there is a low-level light over the loo that only comes on at night when someone enters the room.
     
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