LAP 1052A Anti-Vandal Bulkhead Wall Light Black 60W
Good Value But Not Perfect
I bought this light in a hurry in order to complete a project (having fitted four of another make I needed a fifth when the electrical wholesalers were shut). At first glance it appeared nearly identical, suited the purpose, and was similar in size and appearance. However, that's where the similarity ends. Being plastic bodied (my others were alloy) there is no requirement for an earth wire, and although the screw-sets are easily accessed you have to be careful that the wire enters the hole fully or risk clamping it on the outside with the screw head. The screw heads are shallow cut and can't be tightened as easily as the others I fitted (with standard 'chocolate block' terminals). The body doesn't have so many 'knock-out' positions (they have to be drilled out anyway) and could be limiting to a larger layout. There were no entry glands or grommets provided, and there was no protective heat-sleeve (the cable sheath invariably become brittle and potentially dangerous without it). Nonetheless, these lights "will do" for sheds, etc, and are fit for purpose. The LAP name is respected and these lights represent value for money, however, in future I would be happier paying a few (2-3) pounds more for a better quality product from a wholesaler. I am a DIYer not a professional electrician, but I could instantly see the difference in quality.
28 Aug 2015
Lap Bulkhead light
I use these as outdoor lights on my stables, easy to fit and fit for purpose. Back buying another lot for extension to stables!
14 Jul 2015
OK for price
I have fitted several of these and they will work fine.
However, I think they are a bit flimsy to be called anti-vandal (This deters me from drilling out the 20mm knock outs). The screw heads holding the lens could be better quality. When passing 3 core flex through the back, (along a wall, not through), the bosses on the rear aren't deep enough to accommodate the flex, so they stand off the wall.
16 Apr 2015
lap bulkhead lamp
very impressed with this item. stylish, very easy to fit,a very good price and would definitely buy another when the time arises.
24 Mar 2015