Found 23rd Jan 2012
I'm looking for a portable light/lamp to use in my loft. Can someone recommend one? Thanks in advance.

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I'm using one similar to THIS at the moment.

We chucked on old table lamp into the attic and just run an extension cable to it when needed. I guess the one JonnyTwoToes found is only a tenner and looks much more robust so I would go for it if I was not such a tightwad

AberdeenDad

We chucked on old table lamp into the attic and just run an extension … We chucked on old table lamp into the attic and just run an extension cable to it when needed. I guess the one JonnyTwoToes found is only a tenner and looks much more robust so I would go for it if I was not such a tightwad


snap, glad someone is as economical as me

chasmi49

snap, glad someone is as economical as me


i wired up an old ceiling rose from the pound shop or wilkos (one of the two) and hooked it over the rafters and plug it in at the top of the stairs

alanlukeb1

[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252FKingavon-BB-HL103-Portable-Class-Halogen%252Fdp%252FB000FTAFW4%252Fref%253Dsr_1_3%253Fie%253DUTF8%2526qid%253D1327322925%2526sr%253D8-3]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingavon-BB-HL103-Portable-Class-Halogen/dp/B000FTAFW4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1327322925&sr=8-3[/url]



LOL - bit over the top for a loft mate!

As someone else said get those battery powered LED ones - last for ages - Costco sell them as well.

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whatsThePoint

you mean a torch?



Ha, no not a torch - something hands free...like a lamp

Thanks to others for suggestions. Keep them coming.

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Lamp on an extension!!

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LOL - bit over the top for a loft mate!

As someone else said get those battery powered LED ones - last for ages - Costco sell them as well.[/quote]


Over the top? In what way? Surely not bad price though, £8.74 inc delivery.

mizfiesta

Over the top? In what way? Surely not bad price though, £8.74 inc … Over the top? In what way? Surely not bad price though, £8.74 inc delivery.



400 watts over the top!

It's a loft not a football stadium!

Edited by: "moob" 23rd Jan 2012

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master_chief

Lamp on an extension!!




...that's a good idea actually. I've got an extension cable and I could take the shade off an old lamp. Doh sometimes I make things too complicated for myself It would save me money as I'm absolutely skint!

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mizfiesta

...that's a good idea actually. I've got an extension cable and I could … ...that's a good idea actually. I've got an extension cable and I could take the shade off an old lamp. Doh sometimes I make things too complicated for myself It would save me money as I'm absolutely skint!



It's what we used to do in my childhood home and what I do in my home.

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moob

400 watts over the top!It's a loft not a football stadium!




Mmm, this item would be overkill then? lol

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AberdeenDad

We chucked on old table lamp into the attic and just run an extension … We chucked on old table lamp into the attic and just run an extension cable to it when needed. I guess the one JonnyTwoToes found is only a tenner and looks much more robust so I would go for it if I was not such a tightwad



Yea I think this is the way to go. I'm a fellow tightwad...nothing to do with both being Scottish I hope!

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master_chief

It's what we used to do in my childhood home and what I do in my home.


Plus the power switch is in the safest place.

I thought everyone did this? Open the loft door, let extension cable drop to the floor.

I have got one of these, a nail and an extension lead

[img]aerialshack.com/pro…php?img=images/user/429484.jpg&w=140&h=90[/img]

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michelleleemoo

I have got one of these, a nail and an extension lead … I have got one of these, a nail and an extension lead [img]http://www.aerialshack.com/product_thumb.php?img=images/user/429484.jpg&w=140&h=90[/img]



Where did you get that michelleleemoo? Looks just the thing.

I've got an LED one from Amazon, it's really bright and was a fiver.

They have it on offer every few weeks for £5.
amazon.co.uk/Rol…1-1
Edited by: "oddballjamie" 23rd Jan 2012

If you have not boarded the loft, you would be better off tapping into the wiring for the lighting for upstairs.

mizfiesta

Where did you get that michelleleemoo? Looks just the thing.




wilkinsons

mizfiesta

Mmm, this item would be overkill then? lol




not cultivating herbaceous plant up there then!
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