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    Some LED bulbs to avoid

    Excellent video here by this chap,hopefully once you watch this you won't be up an aluminium ladder sited in a puddle changing one of the first ones on test with the fitting live.Its scandalous that these are on sale,but they are so you've been warned. There's going to be a major tragedy like Grenfell with dangerous electrical goods before anything gets done about breach of standards, we were all safer twenty years ago. It hard to avoid this sort of tat even in reputable places, not everybody can be a qualified electrician,the standards are there to ensure that simple tasks like changing a bulb is safe for an average homeowner etc. But it's no longer as safe as it should be.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rNf6VS...ature=youtu.be

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    CE mark exploited just like the little red tractor. Thanks for posting
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    Re: Some LED bulbs to avoid

    Quote Originally Posted by wr. View Post
    CE mark exploited just like the little red tractor. Thanks for posting
    TP excellent - thanks for sharing

    I don't know what British / EU standards organization owns the CE certification, but shouldn't this reported to them (and Amazon?)

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    Thanks TP. All my family have been sent the link today.

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    Some more good videos from different contributors, some of the Chinese stuff is Russian roulette.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcNwb0X9Nic

    One of JW's best well worth the full watch of all three episodes imagine this lead lying on your carpet carrying 10 amps:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ghsODkqUQ&t=21s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1h9LLJJvk0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzP6OPK9zSIA

    very interesting man to watch with an entire youtube channel of interesting stuff not all safety related some very interesting historical stuff too..

    Fitall plug

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptLacgT57yU

    Electrical stuff from New Zealand:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg5LsNIVWzc

    Explosive "fuse" two of these blew on the pole beside our house in a lightning strike:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hvg2Wey92E&t=69s

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    Re: Some LED bulbs to avoid

    Quote Originally Posted by T P View Post
    Some more good videos from different contributors, some of the Chinese stuff is Russian roulette.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcNwb0X9NicOne of JW's best well worth the full watch of all three episodes imagine this lead lying on your carpet carrying 10 amps:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0gh...v=KzP6OPK9zSIA very interesting man to watch with an entire youtube channel of interesting stuff not all safety related some very interesting historical stuff too..Fitall plughttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptLacgT57yUElectrical stuff from New Zealand:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg5LsNIVWzc

    I always remember you putting that Chinese moulded 13a lead/plug that didn't look right in an industrial x-ray machine thing and there wasn't any fuse in it at all IIRC?
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    Re: Some LED bulbs to avoid

    Quote Originally Posted by T P View Post

    very interesting man to watch with an entire youtube channel of interesting stuff not all safety related some very interesting historical stuff too..

    Fitall plug

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptLacgT57yU

    I remember the Fit-all-plug!! As a nipper living in town the local sweep used to have a huge BVC vacuum cleaner he'd wheel in and he'd have one of these fitall plugs on it, but sometimes he would bring one in that never needed a plug, he'd just find one in the room where he was sweeping the chimney, pull it out of the wall socket and wrap the long stripped off tails of wire round the pos, neg & earth pins and them simply plug it back in

    (I think he used an earth, although it wouldn't surprise me if he didn't)

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    Re: Some LED bulbs to avoid

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    I always remember you putting that Chinese moulded 13a lead/plug that didn't look right in an industrial x-ray machine thing and there wasn't any fuse in it at all IIRC?

    Yes I still have that for demo purposes, the Chinese stuff on ebay ,amazon and flea markets is really funny to look at right up until you see someone else buying one and thinking they've got a bargain. Everyone selling electrical goods is supposed to comply with the law but the systems out of control now heading for big problems and much wringing of hands.
    On a different tack did you see the fourteen hundred cars burnt in the multi-story? Now without a big expensive enquiry common sense tells me that's plastic fuel tanks-as soon as one melts off goes a river of burning fuel to light the other dominos. The plastic fuel tank is here to stay so the car parks are going to need gravel or sand floors or something similar to contain the contents of a melted tank. Going to be hard to separate the normal rainwater etc water and fuel though. another option would be foam sprinklers but that'd be no fun for pedestrians. Then there's counterfeit goods:

    https://www.securingindustry.com/ele.../#.Wkvz0Lp2taQ

    http://www.news.com.au/national/quee...c8e150ffc48b47

    https://www.injectorsonline.com/gb/b...tors-and-pumps

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?sour....0.sJDFBxWXQxw

    https://crimewatchdaily.com/2016/05/...ody-right-now/

    Where we work there's been a number of instances of car makers sending back warranty returns for investigation and when they're opened up we never made them, hard to tell from the outside though. In one hilarious instance all the fakes had the same sequential pcb number. I suppose that's the downside of reverse engineering when you've only got one to copy. Darn clever little crooks though,apparently some/most of them worked but for how long?

    https://www.tpmscentre.co.uk/blogs/n...t-tpms-sensors

    http://www.moderntiredealer.com/blog...r-reports-test
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