Price is currently £4.34 (3p more expensive than above). Worth updating? Still seems a great price to me.
Does anyone have any experience of buying this: https://www.electricalcounter.co.uk/products/Switches+%26+Sockets/Nexus+Screwless+Flat-Plate/Screwless+Polished+Chrome/Flat+Plate+Polished+Chrome+2+Gang+13A+Switched+Socket+-White+Insert/3253442607 Also if there are any promo codes for the website as looking to do full rewriting of the house and replace socket and downlights.
Obviously. But presumably if you have a problem they'd probably replace it with another OpenReach one and charge their standard £150 or whatever callout fee for it. Low risk / high cost / pays your money etc. :)
BG Nexus are good quality and this price is good. I've used a load of the USB sockets in the last few years too. As someone else said LAP are not good quality and none of their products last long. Cheap electrical components are false economy. MK are great stuff and hence why their vintage stuff still works and are expensive to buy used if doing a vintage restoration... Yes brown bakelite sockets and switches are £££s
BG are great value. Don't have many problems with thier products. LAP are generally poor quality and to be avoided. MK used to be a real cut above in quality terms but are now overpriced for the quality. Although I do like their grid switch range of accessories. Schneider do DBs and associated switchgear. News to me.
Posted 16th Aug 2020Posted 16th Aug 2020
Nexus METAL Black Nickel 2 Gang 13 AMP switched plug socket for £4.39 at ElectricalCounter.co.uk£4.39£27.6084% off Free P&P Free
RRP seems inflated but selling for £9.97 on Amazon. Currently replacing some of mine so these seem like a good price to me. BG Electrical NBN22B - A 25 Year Guarantee On This Sl… Read more
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This looks like it's still active, dont really understand why it says its not :/
Cancellation email received this morning. Pfff.
Posted 14th Jun 2020Posted 14th Jun 2020
BG double switch - works Alexa from Electrical Counter for £13.57 (£2.46 delivery)£16.03£19.9920% off
I have them installed at home don’t need hub works with Alexa and google assistant free post on £90 spend These are brilliant I have changed 50% sockets at home with this it’s so e… Read more
Shame they dont do other finishes like stainless steel/chrome. Although this may interfere with signal.
Funny you mention networked printers; I have a Ricoh SP213W WiFi printer, it consumes way too much power when idle and stops responding after being left on for a while, so I use one of the tp-link plugs to turn it on and off, also set on timer to turn it off at night in case I forget to. Now I can turn it on remotely, print remotely and turn it off. Perhaps the other chap has the same printer issues.
Y'all a bunch of nerds on this post. I love it. Heat added.
You replied to something that didnt mention automation, and was talking abaout things that are turned on and off at the socket. If you really want to hardwire sockets in that will possibly be out of date in 18 months then knock yourself out. Its a little like all those putting USB A sockets in, just as USB C starts to become the norm. Or those that bought Clocks, speakers & Stereos with Iphone connectrors, just as lightning came out. Much easier, and future proof, to put a plug that corresponds to your chosen home automation system. Not voted either way, as I'm unsure about the deal aspect, I just think this type of socket is fairly pointless in teh long run.
I am thinking replace all of sockets on this. Is it worth as 5G is coming?
Posted 6th Jun 2020Posted 6th Jun 2020
Satin Chrome And White 2 Gang Double Switched DP Socket Outlet 13A - £3.09 Delivered @ Electrical Counter£3.09 Free P&P Free
SATIN CHROME AND WHITE 2 GANG DOUBLE SWITCHED DP SOCKET OUTLET 13A £3.09ea - free delivery Selectric LG9096SC Satin Chrome and White 2 Gang Double Switched DP Socket Outlet 13A … Read more
niceic approved contractor never earthed a socket back box in my life and been doing this for 25 years Theres no excuse for shortcuts again show me the reg that says you have to earth back boxes Belt and braces lol i would wipe the floor with you self rightous idiot AGAIN SHOW ME THE REG THAT SAYS YOU HAVE TO EARTH BACK BOXES ARE YOU STUPID Why would you do something that is not required by the regs are you mental
It's called belt and braces. Every decent and competent electrician will always attach a fly lead from the back box to a metal faced socket. If you rely on a machine screw to earth a back box and a metal face plate socket, then you are basically cutting corners regardless of whether it's in the reg's or not. There's no excuse for shortcuts.
Please show me the reg that says metal doesn't have to be earthed fellow expert.
Nonsense about earthing the backbox.. and do NOT try to replace yourself, takes one wrong label on fuse board to kill you. Its really that simple. Hire a proffesional.
This is the cheapest I have seen these even with my discount at the wholesalers I would pay around £4.50 plus VAT for these
Posted 1st Mar 2020Posted 1st Mar 2020
Brushed Stainless Steel Light Switch Plate - Single 1 Gang 2 Way £3.14 Delivered @ Electrical counter£3.14
FFS about to order and offer is gone now at 23:45. Thought offer went at 00:00 ffs. Hope this comes back with free del...
Thank you. Sorry for the confusion - because I also added some items that didn’t qualify for free delivery, it was charging me some P&P. I made 2 orders (free p&p items and chargeable ones) to keep the p&p to a minimum! ;) (y)
Ordered, Thanks OP, voted hot. Only £4 paid inc. delivery
Posted 28th Jan 2019Posted 28th Jan 2019
GU10 IP65 fire rated polished chrome downlight £5.94 Electrical Counter£5.94£8.3829% off
Just purchased the GU10 downlights from wickes which were IP20 but purchased these for the bathroom from electrical counter too! BG Luceco EFRDGUIPPC Polished Chrome GU10 LED Co… Read more
This was a pretty good offer: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-hue-colour-and-white-ambiance-starter-kit-3-x-65-w-gu10-7999-amazon-3105049 https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-hue-gu10-starter-kit-with-3-colour-led-bulbs-8999-at-amazon-2737658 £79.99 - 89.99. It does come up every few months so it's definitely worth waiting for.
Thanks for the info. So by my calculations.... A standard halogen GU10 bulb is 53mm Hue colour GU10 is 72mm Difference = 19mm bigger My existing downlighter external size 100mm These ones 130mm Difference = 30mm Hopefully internal size should also be about 30mm bigger. I think I will just order these and see, but I'm waiting for a good offer on 3 Hue GU10 colour bulbs. Anybody know what the worst and best prices to expect on Hue GU10 colour bulbs?
I can't personally see any point in fitting GU10 fittings nowadays. You can fit LED replacements to them of course but there are many other types nowadays which are not to bulky and have similar properties.
IKEA Tradfri GU10s fit in standard fittings too, they're not much larger than standard bulbs. However, this does have a depth of 130mm so it should fit the 72mm Hue bulb easily - but that's just judging by the specs listed.