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bayonet light socket - 240 v adapter?

Discussion in 'Electronics & Electrics' started by Appius1, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. @rt

    @rt Member

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    I made one out of a smashed light bulb as a teenager so I could use it
    to power a fluorescent tube assembly that just had flying leads.
    Worked great! My PVC electrical tape job must have held up.
    I was also renting, and was afraid to alter the house,
    but wanted all the wiring on the roof and controlled by the light switch
    rather than just use an outlet.

    Needless to say I wouldn't go about it the same way now.
     
  2. rickbishop

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    Is there anything special about it, or is it just a normal 100w light bulb?

    If it's just a normal 100w light bulb, I'm somewhat curious as to why you would want to keep it.
     
  3. Symon

    Symon Castigat ridendo mores

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    You don't need to put quotes around it - they are terribly inefficient. You do know you can get all different types of flouro bulbs now that will more than likely give you the colour you want?
     
  4. paulvk

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    Worth noting that light circuits are generally not wired into your RCD switch either...
     
  6. Symon

    Symon Castigat ridendo mores

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    In houses built after 1986 they are.

    IntelInside - fair enough, I would just get a small fan heater, and leave it on the low setting.
     
  7. rickbishop

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    What kind of reptiles?

    Although more costly in the short term, perhaps a heat mat would be cheaper in the long term, and safer for the inhabitants of the enclosure.
     
  8. LeadAccelerator

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    Try a PC PSU and some ceramic resistors, either use the 12VDC output if it can provide enough amps or the 5VDC output which will provide enough amps.

    Send me a PM if you are after ceramic resistors, I have them rated from less than 1W up to 20W or so each and 3 300W PC PSU's.

    You would just need a thermostat which Oatley should have that can switch the PSU on and off.
     

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