"Dave Plowman" wrote
| > Does anyone know where I can buy those domestic light switches that
| > automatically switch themselves off after 5 minutes or so?
| Any wholesaler - they're called time lag. But they're not cheap.
| TLC charge about 15 quid for one. EK 400A or B
I have seen them even in B&Q.
If several are required (up a staircase) then an electronic one and separate
push buttons may be cheaper and less susceptible to vandalism. They also
don't go 'snap!' when they click off.
Several manufacturers produce a DIN rail mounting 'staircase lighting'
control unit for the Consumer Unit.
It is doubtfull if the local car show room has any nor even the greengrocer
on the corner. Try the nearest chinese takeaway they may have one. If all
else fails I probably would try a electical wholesale outlet that the trade
use. Plenty in my local yellow pages.
Sarcastic bas*ard :~)
What's an 'Electrical wholesaler' anyway, is it the same as B&Q  ?!...
 although it is amazing just what B&Q do now stock in the way of
electrical stuff, at least in my local one...
What is handy where I live is that they are all on the same industrial
estate, 300m from B&Q...
The larger ones are very good but their stock control seems to leave a lot
to be desired. You can never get everything to complete a job without going
elsewhere. Must annoy the trades people they are trying to attract.
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