Richard Hobbs

My name is Richard and i am the companies Technical and Web Development Director. I am the face behind all of the support emails and calls. I have a huge passion in upcycling and creating stunning lighting projects. My previous job was home automation and smart home control, this has lead me to bring in some great software into the company to help a much smoother running of the business and ultimately meaning a better service for our customers.

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  • Richard Hobbs created an article,

    Anglepoise Lamp Repairs

    Anglepoise lamps are very popular for restoring, We get asked on a daily basis for spares for the Anglepoise lamps. Unfortunately we do not stock any official spares, we are in talks with Anglepois...

  • Richard Hobbs created an article,

    What is a push fit lampholder and can I use it?

    We get asked this question from time to time, what does push fit mean and can i use it? We have a small selection of push fit lampholders this means that you do not need any tools to connect the wi...

  • Richard Hobbs created an article,

    Kit 32 Installation Guide

    This step by step guide is to aid you in installing our kit 32. Kit 32 does not come with a main fixing point, this is just the side entry piece and a lampholder with a cable. I will be using a sta...

  • Richard Hobbs created an article,

    Wiring the BC Push Wire Plastic Snap on Cap Lampholder

    This guide is to show you how to wire and dress the cables inside the snap on cap lampholder. This guide is showing the unswitched lampholder, the switched lampholder is very similar in design and ...

  • Richard Hobbs commented,

    Hi Tom Thanks for your comment, you can indeed daisy chain these together this is the reason behind the 2x Live and 2x Neutral holes. Hope this helps.

  • Richard Hobbs commented,

    Official comment

    Hi Sylvia, Thank you for your post i have created a ticket for you and ill follow your question up via the ticket, this is because i have questions and images/links to send to see if the parts you ...

  • Richard Hobbs commented,

    Hi, As this is a plastic lampholder it has not earth terminals. You may need to try and separate the earth cable before it enters the lampholder (if possible) and make safe the earth cable there vi...

  • Richard Hobbs commented,

    Official comment

    Hi i am afraid we don't have anything longer than 100mm there is a company here i don't know them but i do pass people onto them for candle tubes: https://www.candletubes.co.uk/  

  • Richard Hobbs created an article,

    Making and Selling Lamps

    This question gets asked on a daily bases we are not allowed to give advice on selling lamps and how to make them legal according to the LIA (Lighting Industry Association) However we have found a ...

  • Richard Hobbs commented,

    I dont see an issue if your looking at Wago's 8 way push fit connector that has a rating of 24amps. https://www.wago.com/gb/installation-terminal-blocks-and-connectors/compact-splicing-connector/p/...