June 25th, 2013


The illusion of safety

I bought some LED floodlights, and before I put them up I cracked them open - partly out of curiosity and partly to seal the joints with silicone sealant to help keep the rain out.  One thing jumped out at me when I opened them though...

These are in metal cases, so that earth wire really should be connected.  I bought three and they are all the same, so it wasn't a manufacturing mistake.  Ah well.  I got them installed without any problem, although it took ages and entire box of twin and earth clips.  They work really well.  They're only 10 Watts so they're not very bright, but they're enough to get me to the back door at night.