What I meant with the original post was more of a safety issue, to do with heat dissipation not a problem with functional things.
The more qualified people that complain about this, the better.
If you find a fault with a fitting or so forth, by all means report it, we have all this cheap rubbish coming into this country with no back-up of quality or even a paper trail of where this crap comes from.
I agree with what Darren says about wrong threads and the like, but it goes far deeper than that.
The dollar rules here, if you can make a light fitting so much cheaper than your competition, but it dosen't comply within your target market, what have you achieved?.
There seems to be a disparate gap between us registered people here and the Homeowner.
If you are doing Prescribed Electrical Work for a living, you are required to not only have a Practicing licence and work within the laws of NZ as they pertain to Electricians.
Home-owners on the other hand have no such requirement to do so and can flout the laws as they see fit.
Add into the fact that places like Mitre 10 and others never stipulate that a registered Electrician is required to install a LOT of the gear they sell.
Add to this that the people they employ have NO idea what they are talking about.
One place I responded to as a Faultsman had a guy that wired a circuit with 3mm Automotive cable (2 Core).
When asked why he never had an Earth conductor or 600V/1000V cable, I was told that the guy said "It would be enough to get it working".