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B&Q Bayonet cap (B22) Lampholder
This lampholder has a simple design and a Bayonet Cap (B22) cap fitting. It's ideal for helping you control the lighting in your home.
|Cap fitting||Bayonet cap (B22)|
JHG216 - 13 days ago
Installed it on a standard lamp only to find the switch did not make properly. Once you let go of it the lamp flickered and you could hear 'arcing' from inside the switch. Tried getting a replacement but B&Q website stated 8 in stock but actually had none (the items on the 10mm placeholder were all 1/2" variants). Gave up trying to get any staff to take an interest (too busy chatting with each other) so got a refund.
Lee21 - 3 years ago
Bought this today. Although it is British made two of the 3 terminal screws were so loose in their chambers that they would not tighten onto the cable. I had to solder them in.
Very poor design
Geronimo_2 - 3 years ago
I originally purchased three of the lamp holders to replace American cable and socket on lamps bought in the U.S., two of the three sockets were returned to the store because the earth connection within the socket was unusable due to the small anchor screw turning on itself and not holding the earth in place. I have since purchased a further socket which is little better but by increasing the wire in the socket (doubling the wire on itself) have managed to secure the earth. I am not happy with the socket and continue to look for a replacement which is difficult because the connection of the socket is via a 10mm screw thread inner tube
Good safety feature.
Anonymous - 3 years ago
Strong metal structure with safety feature. Recommended.
Good product - Just a little short on info
VintageSparks - 4 years ago
These things come in two sizes - 10mm or 12.7mm (½")and nothing on the packaging or DIY.com says that these measurements refer to the diameter at the base of the fitting. But once you have that sorted, it's pretty well plain sailing afterwards.
As my lamp was metal, I would have preferred a facility for an earth the but this wasn't difficult to overcome.
All-in-all, not the most robust piece of kit I've ever purchased but good value and seems to be doing the job so far.