those more senior DIYers will no doubt remeber the good old days when you
could buy adapters for almost any electrical socket.
I remeber 'Y' adapters which you could plug into a light socket.
This gave you a light and a power take off (with an appropriate bayonet plug
to fit into the other socket).
Probably fell out of use from people connecting electric fires to the
However it is an ideal solution for fixing up outside Christmas lights - I
have a lamp in the porch which is well out of the wind and rain etc. and I
could easily 'Y' off a string of outside lights to provide festive cheer.
I have tried to Google for these, but so far no luck.
Has anyone seen these about recently?
An online source perhaps?
Or are these banned by current (Yay - a pun!) regulations?
[I am sure we used to have a box of these (along with 5 amp and 15 amp plugs
etc) but probably gone the way of all flesh by now.]
Any other solutions e.g. a way of tapping into an outside light?