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Created On: 30 April 2014 09:09 PM
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 30 April 2014 09:09 PM
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peteTLM

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Anyone know any makes that will accept insulated and sheathed cable as opposed to just skinny singles as is the norm within a fitting. some kind of strain relief would be an advantage

The caps used in signs etc wont cut it.

These are for some shadow gap lighting, and i want to maintain the integrity of the insulation as priying fingers will no doubt get in there.

thanks

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 30 April 2014 09:38 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Sounds like you want to get hold of some of the old tubes that had BC caps. In my youth it was common to see shop windows lit by bare tubes held on terry clips and connected using ordinary lampholders.
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 30 April 2014 09:53 PM
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peteTLM

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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury

Sounds like you want to get hold of some of the old tubes that had BC caps. In my youth it was common to see shop windows lit by bare tubes held on terry clips and connected using ordinary lampholders.

- Andy.


yes i remember those. A pet shop in particular!

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impvan

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You can get them with insulated & sheathed (2182?) already attached. Used for aquariums etc.

Like these: http://www.firstlightdirect.co...A1CQBF.aspx?nh=229371

They also do an IP67 version.
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davebp

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I've only ever seen very poor clear rubber boots for this purpose, they get brittle and perish though.

for something that fits the bill, try a company called encapsulite. They make the stick lites you see used to dress tv sets. I'll try and find a link

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AJJewsbury

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Ah - that's a good thought - I'm sure I've seen some waterproof bi-bin tube connectors for things like vivariums and aquariums...
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AJJewsbury

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Ah - great minds think alike...
 30 April 2014 10:16 PM
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davebp

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http://www.encapsulite.co.uk/p...ochureUK2014%2031.pdf

true, the aquarium style things would work out cheaper, the link for the product above might be worth a look though, Ive used the version with built in ballast before, they're very smart.

dave
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