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Wiring of a BC switched lampholder with internal earth

Posted by Martin on

There are a couple of different ways that manufacturers provide the earth terminal in lampholders. S-Lilley which is a UK base manufacturer use an internal earth connection so there is no terminal seen on the outside of the lampholder.

The switched S Lilley lampholder provide 3 terminals on the inside in both their standard and safer switched lampholders. There is a sprung metal bar that make the contact to the body of the lampholder. This bar can be spurn back to gain access to the earth terminal screw. Being a BC lampholder there is no designation required for the Brown (live) and Blue (neutral) terminals.

Please see here an example of the wiring for these lampholders.

Lamp bases or cap types

In the UK we have 4 popular lamp types denoted by their caps, the base bit. The 4 types are.Bayonet cap, BC or B22Small Bayonet Cap, SBC or B15Edison Screw, ES or E27Small Edison Screw, SES or E14Just like theseIts looking like the BC range will be fading away in the years to follow in [...]

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Plugs - Molded or wired, that's the question

When it comes to a 13a plug top what are you after?Do you have to have a molded one or would a rewireable one be ok?Well if you read the BS1363 is states that you can have either. However if the plug is rewireable it must have a wiring guid attached. That little piece of [...]

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Community forum now open

We have decided to make a forum for our customers and potential customers to enjoy.The forum is designed to help people engage with ideas on how to repair, replace or create lamp'sClick here to sign up to forum.

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Shop now listed on our facebook page

We have now added our shop onto our facebook page.Even more places to order your lamp and light fitting spares.Here it is Facebook Store

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Wiring a ceramic lamp

Check out this video showing the basic wiring for a ceramic lamp. There are many ceramic shapes and sizes and this method will work on lots of them. However like most things there are several ways to end up with the same finished lamp. Always give me a call if you need help or fill [...]

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My first blog

Well its time with a new site now to write my first blog just to say hi to all our customers on the new site. Still a bit jagged around the edges but we are getting there.Going to try to give you some help and tips one the making and restoring of your prized lamp. [...]

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