Do anyone know what kind of bulb can fit in this holder?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Alexander123, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Alexander123

    Alexander123 New Member

    Do anyone know what kind of bulb can fit in this holder? And where can I buy this kind of bulb?
    Thanks for any information. WeChat Image_20181105092649.jpg
  2. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Never seen one before...must be some cheap chinese import.
    I guess there are no DIY shops like BnQ, wickes, Wilko etc. within 200 miles of you.
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  3. Alexander123

    Alexander123 New Member

    For one thing, it's not cheap.:confused:
    for another, I'm in central london....
  4. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

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  5. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Blimey, you may be in central London but where exactly ...... living in a cave for the last 50 years ??

    Probably the most common lamp holder style, but fair enough, if you don’t know, you don’t know

    It’s a ‘bayonet’ fitting
    Come in 2 sizes - small and er.... standard

    Also abbreviated to;
    SBC - small bayonet cap
    BC - bayonet cap

    Literally everywhere that sells lamps will stock a range of lamps using this fitting

    Loads of LED equivalents available as gradually the standard filament and the later halogen lamps are being phased out

    So uv got local electrical shops, supermarkets, BQ, Homebase, Wickes, lighting shops, Internet

    Out of interest, what kinda lighting you been running in ur cave ??

    :) Good Luck ....You can do this :)
  6. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    ...and another must be as thick as four short planks if you do not know...and /or to waste times trolling.
    The best i can wish you is ..leprosy.(Spike Milligan):)# RS
  7. Alexander123

    Alexander123 New Member

    The thing that bothers me is the pillar in the cap. Don't konw what's that used for.
    Anyway, thanks!
  8. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    B22 is the size, probably the most recognised of all electrical outlets. Now I suggest that with your lack of experience here, you get an electrician in to do the job.
  9. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    Pillar ... what pillar? All I can see is one of the contacts.
  10. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    I'm close to central London - easy enough for me to call in and see the OP. £200 should cover my time.
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  11. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Daffodil or Tulip, either will look nice in bloom.
  12. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Maybe that's the problem.
    Only one spring loaded contact.
    Perhaps that's why it doesn't work.

    Just a thought :rolleyes:

  13. PhilSo

    PhilSo Active Member

    Are there two brass prongs in the lampholder?

  14. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    Lets hope this OP does not drive or breed !
    My 5 year old grandson would know how find the name of the fitting and where to buy a bulb for this unit... within 5 mins of being asked.
  15. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    To be fair, I was looking for a full size bayonet cap fitting the other day in Tesco and struggled to find them - they are definetely being eclipsed by ES and SES type fittings - probably because Ikea don't seem to sell any BC lamps or light fittings.

    I had a quick look on the "bulbs" section of Ikea to see if they sold any BC bulbs and they don't - but they do have BC to ES converters.
  16. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

  17. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    Wouldn't they have just wired the pad at the bottom of the BC connector to the centre pin?
  18. Allsorts

    Allsorts Well-Known Member

    Alexander, assuming there are two prongs still in that holder and one hasn't broken off, I recommend these Philips WarmGlow lamps:

    If you decide to add a dimmer, they should still work. They are fab. There will be slightly cheaper non-dimming LED lamps out there if that's all you want, but frankly the Philips are so good I'd be reluctant to go past them - a very natural traditional (filament/halogen) colour, and they 'warm' as you dim them just like the 'real' thing.
  19. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    A bayonet has 2 pins - one live and one neutral. So, yes they wire one of them, but which one? There is no way to guarantee live to centre using that adapter type and 50% of the time it will be wrong.
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  20. Comlec

    Comlec Well-Known Member

    This is not a requirement for fittings that comply with BS EN 60238

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