Saturday, 30 June 2018

Plastering and new bedroom lights

The holes in the kitchen and pantry ceilings have been filled and sanded back once.  They will get a second coat and final sanding tomorrow.  This wasn’t a particularly long job so I moved onto replacing the three bedroom ceiling lights.  Jan had chosen two slightly different style of round LED lights at the Lighting Warehouse. 

I suspect the existing lights were installed when the house was built in 1984 and I don’t believe my parents ever changed them.  Actually they look quite ugly and dated.


Replacing the existing lights wasn’t as simple as I had anticipated.  The wiring had been installed in a way that minimized the required amount of cable and whilst this is an acceptable method, it does result in the light fitting always having a “live” cable.  I prefer to use another method which uses slightly more cable but means the light fitting is “dead” when the switch is in the off position.

Anyway, after a couple of hours all three lights had been replaced.


These LED light fittings have a function where you can obtain three different levels of brightness by repeatedly flicking the wall switch on and off.


Jan is happy with the amount of light and the fittings only consume 15 Watts of electricity which is a significant reduction on the old fittings. 

Tomorrow I plan to do more of the modifications to the 4x4.  Hopefully the last modifications before the arrival of the trailer.

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