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Nige19/07/2017 19:37:40
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The ML4 came with this light fitting but the lamp end is broken and original shade is missing. The bulb holder I can replace with a modern equivalent, along with all the cable but I still need a shade something like the original.



Any ideas on where I might get the shade or a similar light unit complete please ??

Jeff Dayman19/07/2017 19:45:53
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You might be able to buy a cheap lamp with suitable metal shade somewhere like IKEA , use the shade only, or modify the whole lamp to suit use on the Myford bracket. JD

Watford19/07/2017 19:51:27
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Have used an aluminium pudding basin very satisfactorily in the past. Plenty on ebay.


Nige19/07/2017 20:15:04
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Mike: Thanks, that's a great idea

Speedy Builder519/07/2017 20:59:21
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Nige. Have you tried the forum search facility - try the word "lighting" more good ideas there than you can shake a stick at.

Nige19/07/2017 21:00:53
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Thanks BobH, I had forgotten that option

John Reese19/07/2017 21:39:19
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Try a Google search for lamp parts.

Neil Wyatt19/07/2017 21:45:21
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If you use a suitable LED bulb you could 3D print a shade


Mike E.19/07/2017 22:45:27
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A little stainless steel bowl with a hole punched in its base could make a very nice reflector.

Hacksaw19/07/2017 23:57:02
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If that's bakelight i might have one. Check tomorrow

Martin Connelly20/07/2017 11:26:28
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Due to replacing old machine lights with new LED lights we have some old lights to bin. I have grabbed this.


Any use?

Martin C

not done it yet20/07/2017 11:55:17
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Any use?

Robust, but most certainly I would not be using 240 Volts!

Any good lathe light would be 110V max and more likely only about 35V. A low output-voltage wall wart and LED lamp is the way to go these days, would be my advice.

Martin Connelly20/07/2017 12:01:02
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The writing on the shade was for people who had to replace the lamp. Every machine (lathes, surface grinders, tool & cutter grinders etc.) seemed to have a different voltage and wattage combination so that was the easy way to know what was needed. The replacements are all 12W 24V LED units from RS, very much a safer and far brighter option.

Martin C

Howard Lewis22/07/2017 12:38:39
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Some of the B C lampholders are designed not to be taken apart. You only find out after wrecking one.

There is a ratchet mechanism that allows it to be screwed together, but not unscrewed. If you can insert a thin screwdriver (Unplugged from the mains, obviously) the two metal "pawls" can be bent away from the teeth moulded into the composite outside, and then it can be disassembled to repair or replace the wiring.


Nige22/07/2017 22:02:43
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Martin: yes please 😀 I will message you my address.

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