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New lighting system #70206
10/01/06 07:23 PM
10/01/06 07:23 PM
HCE727  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 186
Delaware County, PA, USA
Check this out,

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Re: New lighting system #70207
10/01/06 07:31 PM
10/01/06 07:31 PM
Dnkldorf  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,064
nowhere usa
How many times do you plan on changing light fixtures?

Re: New lighting system #70208
10/01/06 08:36 PM
10/01/06 08:36 PM
BigB  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 740
Tucson, AZ USA
"How many times do you plan on changing light fixtures?"

It is obvious you do not know my wife.

Seriously tho this product would have a function in multi use areas. The dining room chandelier comes to mind. Also, I have seen bars where the pool table gets moved on weekends to make way for a dance floor, the overhead table light could be swapped out with this product.

Re: New lighting system #70209
10/01/06 09:22 PM
10/01/06 09:22 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 251
Kingwood, TX USA
There are some fixtures that are hell to install. You have to support the heavy fuxture while you wire the canopy. The wire has to thread thru the fixture stud before you can hang it or wire it. This would solve that problem. My only reservations are, can it handle the weight, is it well built, and UL approved?

Re: New lighting system #70210
10/01/06 09:35 PM
10/01/06 09:35 PM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
This thing reminds me of some fixtures I had to install last week, only they were more like a real pain in the rear. Come with an funny looking hanger bracket made with spring steel, that has a hole sized for a typical threaded fixture stud like we see all the time. The fixture itself has the threaded stud bolted onto it allready. You splice the wiring, line it up and then push it up into place and the bracket grabs the threads of the stud and holds it into place. Great so far, but owner decides he doesn't like it after all. Now try and get the thing back off the ceiling. Be prepared for a mess. Coming soon to a big box store near you.

Re: New lighting system #70211
10/01/06 09:39 PM
10/01/06 09:39 PM
Surfinsparky  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 73
merritt island fl usa
That looks like junk!

Re: New lighting system #70212
10/01/06 09:54 PM
10/01/06 09:54 PM
Tiger  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 706
Crystal Lake, IL USA
I like when she plugs in the ceiling fan. What if it had been on high?


Re: New lighting system #70213
10/01/06 10:38 PM
10/01/06 10:38 PM
Almost Fried  Offline
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 98
Madison County, Ark. USA
Gee, I can't wait... The video does not show Ms. Smiling Blonde actually wiring in the receptacle part, where you need those expensive electricians with all those crimpers and scraps of short wire... Mr. Smooth Voice says "all types of ceiling fans" Obviously they don't consider the cast iron Hunters (@85#)when they wrote that copy, and where was the part about ul listing? I'll bet this device never gets a listing for ceiling fan support.

Re: New lighting system #70214
10/02/06 11:26 AM
10/02/06 11:26 AM
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
The biggest thing that bothers me about this is Madame Homeowner "plugging in" all these fixtures while the circuit is HOT.

Weight not withstanding, what about a ceiling fan that has something of a wobble to it? It would kinda spoil dinner having the fan suddenly end up as part of the entree [Linked Image].

I didn't see the video all the way through. Was there some mention as to amperage capacity? I assume that both halves of this device would need to be installed by one of those "high-priced electricians"...

Mike (mamills)

Re: New lighting system #70215
10/02/06 02:39 PM
10/02/06 02:39 PM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,337
I proposed this idea some time ago when the question came up as to whether a blank cover was a (required) lighting outlet.
If you installed the fixed part of this in the ceiling box then an unqualified person could get a light in there.

Greg Fretwell
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