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LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« on: September 16, 2015, 11:31:02 AM »
I put some flood lights up yesterday, the internals were crimped with this kind of connector, 3 of them fell of when I touched them  :o  I replaced every one in every light with chocky blocks.

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 12:26:39 PM »
Chinese ?. All the floodlights I've installed have had chock blocks already for the wiring connections. But I've had Chinese electrical fittings in the past where they've popped off, especially ceiling fans. Were they crimps or scruits ?.
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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 12:30:52 PM »
Aren't they all?


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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 12:44:33 PM »
Aren't they all?

Not done any for a couple of years, but you used to still be able to get British made.

Apparently Carbon8 & Dextra still manufacture in the UK along with several others.
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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 12:46:52 PM »
Never seen any made in UK.

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 02:30:28 PM »
Steinel of Germany make some smart floods too. Did you use Halogen or LED ?.
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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 05:02:26 PM »
LED

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2015, 06:47:15 PM »
They're starting to make some really good LED units now & the prices are strarting to come down.
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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 07:03:56 PM »
I got 2 10w units for 17 and a 20w PIR for 20  Much better than halogen, up the ladder every few months to change a bulb your not supposed to touch  :D

If I hadn't been replacing the supply wire for a neater installation I think the crimps would still have been OK in years to come, not as if they get moved during use. 2 more to do but ran out of funds  :'(

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2015, 09:01:29 PM »
That's just bloody typical is'nt it.
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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2015, 09:58:32 PM »
Always happens  :boggleeye:

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 11:17:06 PM »
I want some LED sensor lights at home actually. Where has good ones at happy money?

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 11:25:55 PM »
I want some LED sensor lights at home actually. Where has good ones at happy money?

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2015, 11:32:55 PM »
I want some LED sensor lights at home actually. Where has good ones at happy money?

TLC Electrical, from 10.50 for a 10 watt.

Ta very glad.  :tiphat:

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Re: LED Floodlights and Dodgy Crimped Connectors.
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 11:46:46 PM »
Your welcome mate.
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