Are there such things for the UK? Specifically for a bathroom? I don't want to turn the light on when I get up for a pee.
In our last house I installed a mains socket in the bathroom & plugged a night-light into it, but I'd like to do it "properly" in this one, if possible.
I don't have an attitude problem. If you have a problem with my
attitude, that's your problem.
I think you may have to put the bits together yourself - a
suitable light fitting with a very low power LED.
You would have to fit a switch of some type, even if you left it
You could add either movement detector or photocell, but if the
power is low enough it might not even pay back the cost of the
Chris J Dixon Nottingham UK
We use a variation on that - although that example does look pretty
unhygienic! Something like this:
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under the bathroom cabinet. Works fine but the batteries (obviously)
drain to keep the PIR afloat. Pick one that takes high capacity
batteries - with 2 AAs I have to recharge them every couple of months.
Or several tape strips. If they line up, one is in the correct glide path...
Actually the tape doesn't glow for very long. I have a glow-in-the dark rubber
bear filled with water and a luminescent (phosphorescent?) sludge that easily
glows all night. Probably the larger volume helps it glow longer, as part of the
glow may be absorbed by the sludge, I guess. Anyway, it usefully dangles from a
sharp furniture corner at shin height as a navigational aid...
As a more practical suggestion -- small neon switch illumination, possibly
behind a faceplate or wired to live in an extractor fan? Solar garden ornament
that charges during the day's light and glows dimly at night?
Donno but a mains indicator light (neon or LED) and a suitably
drilled blank plate or fixed into the central hole of a ceiling rose.
Some indicators are quite deep, might be a problem in a ceiling rose.
Fit an emergency light, the "I'm charging LED" is more than bright
>I don't want to turn the light on when I get up for a pee.
How about a battery powered PIR LED unit like this one?
Intended for outdoors but serviceable indoors too.
I put one on our VH as it makes locking up much easier.
> into it, but I'd like to do it "properly" in this one, if possible.
We have a bathroom cabinet with a built in fluorescent light (also a
When we have guests we leave this on over night to provide a safe guide to
Out of interest, why don't you want to turn the light on and off?
Noisy switch, or coupled to a fan?
On Tuesday, 16 February 2016 12:37:33 UTC+1, WeeBob wrote:
Are you sure? Euro plugs are just that little bit different to UK shaver
plugs. Certainly the UK shaver plugs on our toothbrushes won't fit our
German sockets. I think the pin spacing is slightly different, so depending
on the slop in the plug and the socket, it may or may not work.
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