Problem is I need to change several light fittings and buy new free-standing ones for reading etc. I don't want to do this until I know more about the the sizes, output and light colour of the bulbs. I've looked at various suppliers sites thrown up by Google, and the suppliers I use for electrical bits, but the data is very limited. Short of buying one of each lamp and testing them myself I'm not sure how to proceed. Its not like a thermostat or a piece of pipe. Lighting is an important part of the design of a room, so I want to get it right.
Has this topic been discussed on this ng lately? I've not browsed it for a while. The uk.d-i-y faq has no information like this. Does anyone know of another faq or info site?
If not would people be willing to share their findings? I would be happy to put together a spreadsheet and recordset of the findings if they appeared to be consistent and useful (maybe I'll regret saying that!). I could put this on my website with a link on the faq or it might go on the faq itself.
What do people think?