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claudeballs

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:43 am Reply with quote

Does such a thing as these exist? I'm sure I've seen them somewhere before but can't remember where!! It's just the same principle as a normal bayonet lightbulb but a fluorescent light instead.

If they do, does anyone know where I can get one ? icon_confused.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:05 am Reply with quote

isnt that exactly what a normal low energy light bulb is!!!!!!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:12 am Reply with quote

you don't mean these
do you?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:28 am Reply with quote

Eddie M wrote:
you don't mean these
do you?

and hows that a bayonet fitting?

I think he means standard energy saving bulbs. Can get them in any shed, supermarket, wholesalers, wilkinsons, woolworths, anywhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:17 pm Reply with quote

We had one when I was a kid. It was a 4 foot fluorescent which just connected into a normal BC batten holder. If I remember rightly it was, or should have been, outlawed by the style police. I can't remember/ didn't note where the control gear was located (I was gonna be an astronaut back then, not an electrician), but I believe the lamp incorporated the whole fitting, that just turned into the batten holder.
Hideous.
Maybe you can still get them, but this was way before the days of compact energy efficient lamps such as those already indicated above.

Maybe it's just better to replace the whole lamp with a new 4 foot fluorescent, they're cheap enough if thats the type of light you're after.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:22 pm Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:38 pm Reply with quote

Oh My God, I now know how that bloke in 'Life on Mars' feels.
I've been transported back to 1973. Cheers for that Adam.
Double Diamond anyone?
How about an Advocaat? I've got some in the boot of my Allegro, the one with the picnic table attachement (Vanden Plas?)
If you're putting it in the kitchen, keep an eye on how quickly the top becomes covered in a rather attractive, and healthy, layer of grease and dust.
Nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:50 pm Reply with quote

Adam_151 wrote:
http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=4501&langId=-1&searchTerms=4322045

hideous. One good thing about it though - budget 4 foot fluorescents usually lack this - an electronic ballast.

icon_eek.gif this fitting relies on the battenholder being securely fixed - and the chances of the main light in a kitchen actually being a batten holder lamp are pretty slim. I can see people hanging this light from a pendant drop - despite it being much heavier than a normal lamp . . . icon_confused.gif icon_confused.gif icon_confused.gif recipe for disaster.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:34 pm Reply with quote

crafty1289 wrote:
Eddie M wrote:
you don't mean these
do you?

and hows that a bayonet fitting?

I think he means standard energy saving bulbs. Can get them in any shed, supermarket, wholesalers, wilkinsons, woolworths, anywhere.


Just seeing if had confused PL-C fittings with bayonet ones, besides I have a hidden agenda icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:47 pm Reply with quote

Eddie M wrote:
Just seeing if had confused PL-C fittings with bayonet ones, besides I have a hidden agenda icon_wink.gif


care to reveal all? icon_wink.gif do you work for a company that manufactures PL-C fittings? icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:04 pm Reply with quote

crafty1289 wrote:
Eddie M wrote:
Just seeing if had confused PL-C fittings with bayonet ones, besides I have a hidden agenda icon_wink.gif


care to reveal all? icon_wink.gif do you work for a company that manufactures PL-C fittings? icon_lol.gif


No, I've just got 70 of the blighters that I'd quite like to get shot of. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:11 pm Reply with quote

Eddie M wrote:
No, I've just got 70 of the blighters that I'd quite like to get shot of. icon_biggrin.gif

heh, well with part L(?) of the building regs, they should be getting more popular now (energy efficient light fixtures)! Put them on Ebay! How did you get 70 of them???
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:14 pm Reply with quote

i'd imagine ripping them out after building control had left
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:27 pm Reply with quote

crafty1289 wrote:
Eddie M wrote:
No, I've just got 70 of the blighters that I'd quite like to get shot of. icon_biggrin.gif

heh, well with part L(?) of the building regs, they should be getting more popular now (energy efficient light fixtures)! Put them on Ebay! How did you get 70 of them???


They came as a job lot from ebay. I didn't want the lights, just the 35 metres of 16mm harmonised SWA. The lot included. 35 metres of above. 2 fully loaded 16 way split load CU's. Loads of industrial switch gear. Various sodium lights, some 3 phase equipment and the PL-C's. All brand new in their boxes.


Grand total less than 2.00 !! (buyer to collect!) icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:53 pm Reply with quote

<rushes off to ebay site to check out the deals going today> icon_lol.gif
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