Frequently Asked Questions.
Q: How to stop the cloth braid from fraying when i strip the cable?
A: Use a bit of sellotape at the point of stripping leaving a small amount on the cable still, this will prevent and cloth from fraying whilst installation is in progress.
Q: What Does BC, SBC, ES, SES mean?
A: Here is a quick run down of the most common lamp cap types.
- BC (B22) - Bayonet Cap the more common type of lamp found in your home, the lamp pushes in and twists 90 degrees.
- SBC (B15) - Small Bayonet Cap generally found in smaller applications due to the lampholder being smaller, the lamp pushes in and twists 90 degrees.
- ES (E27) - Edison Screw Cap is becoming more Popular as most of the vintage squirrel cage lamps seem to be ES versions, these lamp screw into the lampholder.
- SES (E14) - Small Edison Screw cap is the same as the ES version just smaller again generally found in some smaller applications as the lampholder is smaller.
Q: What is 10mm or 1/2" entry mean?
A: There are 2 more common thread sizes in the world of lighting, 10mm and 1/2" (12.7mm) approx. To find out what one you need is simple, there should be a thread that's sticking out of your lamp fitting were the lampholders screws onto, you simple need to measure the diameter of that thread.
Q: What kit do i need?
A: This can be a more tricky question to answer, not every project will require a kit as such, a kit on our website is just a bag full of pre selected parts to get you up and running quickly, however if you have a slightly more complex project for example turning a fire extinguisher into a light, then you will need to get the parts separately. But please do contact us and we can help you with the parts needed.
Q: What Pitch size is on the threads?
A: The pitch on the 10mm entry is 1mm and the pitch on the 1/2" entry is 26TPI
Q: How to order more than 1 meter of cable?
A: All of our cables are sold per meter, if you require more than 1 meter just select the length you want in the qty box, they will come in 1 continues length upto 50 meters.