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Old 09-15-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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Hope someone can help as I'm confused....

I bought one of these: (hope links are ok)

And have one of these inside it:

The first bulb I tried didn't appear to work so I tried a replacement which worked for a split second then went off.

I thought something must be wrong but I have tried a standard household bulb (60 watt screw fit) in the lamp holder and that works fine and stays on.

Its plugged into a household wall socket - So what could be the problem?

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Old 09-15-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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Photographic light question

You don't state your location, which is important. I assume the UK?

Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
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Yes UK
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I am not too suprised some of the luminiare may have wattage limiter in there so if too high a wattage it will turn off I know they don't read very well with CFL loads but indentscents they work ok.

With that luminaire you posted IIRC they are good up to 100 watts.

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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