Making Electric Lamps

£85.00

You’re a maker in your favoured medium – ceramics, wood, metal, glass or whatever – and you want to make electric lamps.

This course will tell you everything you need to know beyond using your existing skills in making the lamp base – design considerations; bulbs, bulb holders and lampshades; wiring; testing; and all the standards and regulations that you need to conform to (covering UK and EU requirements).

Note that although I am a potter, the course is not centred round the use of ceramics (or any other material) in making your lamp base.

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  • Online Course
  • 6

You're a maker in your favoured medium - ceramics, wood, metal, glass or whatever - and you want to make electric lamps. This course will tell you everything you need to know beyond using your existing skills in making the lamp base - design considerations; bulbs, bulb holders and lampshades; wiring; testing; and all the standards and regulations that you need to conform to (covering UK and EU requirements). Note that although I am a potter, the course is not centred round the use of ceramics (or any other material) in making your lamp base. What will we cover? Lamp proportions and design considerations; basics of lighting; bulbs and bulb holders, switches and lampshades; electrical considerations and wiring up your lamp; testing your lamp; standards and regulations (for the EU and UK) What Will I Learn? By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the design proportions and considerations for different types of lamp, e.g. bedside, desktop, floor standing, wall or ceiling
  • Be familiar with the various options for light bulbs, bulb holders and switches
  • Understand the pros and cons of making a lamp that runs directly off the mains, or that uses a transformer
  • Be able to select the necessary components, and wire up, a lamp
  • Know how to test your lamps, what instrumentation is needed, and how manufacturing tests differ from PAT testing
  • Understand the standards and requirements and how they affect the design of your lamp
  • Be able to produce the necessary documentation to accompany your lamp, and know how to make it eligible to use the required CE / UKCA mark
  • Understand the principles behind WEEE, and the requirements this imposes on the maker and the retailer

What's included in the price

Three live 90 minute sessions, also available as recordings after each session. One discussion session. Downloadable PDFs of all presentations Premium level access to the Tech part of my web site, containing much more information, references etc. Course completion certificate

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