Screwfix and Toolstation only seem to offer switch start. TLC offer electronic control gear ('Transtar' ballast) as separate items suggesting that their regular lamps are bog-standard clockwork types. Replacing the innard's of mum's existing fitting is one possibility but I wondered if anone here could suggest a supplier of electronic fittings online (my mum lives 100 miles away so I'd rather have something delivered to her that cart it up in the car).
More generally I'm looking for sources of decent-looking and effective low energy lighting particularly for kitchens: I have to replace a duff halogen track light system in a client's kitchen and don't want to replace it with another energy-guzzling halogen unit if I can help it. I'm also after something for my own kitchen which presently just has 3 CFs in pendants (but SWMBO thinks these are tacky).
Oh, and I did say reasonably priced, didn't I? :-)