Well Light

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  1. digisocialist

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    I'd like peoples advice on the following. I wish to mount a light down my glass covered well (glass floor not yet fitted). The problem I have is that once the Glass Floor is fitted it would be permanent i.e. any maintanence of a bulb would be difficult.

    I have attached a diagram to illustrate what I am trying to do.

    I have had two suggestions from lighting companies.

    Option 1 - Install a submersible StudUplighter which has an LED light with up to 100,000hrs life expectancy (approx 22yrs with 12hours a day usage).
    http://www.advanced-led.com/page12.html
    This is priced at £170 + VAT

    Option 2 - Install a fibre optic which has the optic projector mounted oustide the well so that bulbs can be changed (approx 2000hrs life) with the fibre running through the wall into the well. With this option the fibre would be permanently in situ but I could change bulbs, maintain the equipment if housed in a box outside the well.
    http://www.crescent.co.uk/frm_home.htm + http://www.crescent.co.uk/frm_home.htm
    = £585.91 + VAT

    Option 3 - Custom make a fiiting. I'm considering a flexible tube down which I can drop a standard twin and earth cable on the end of which I'll fit an LED or Halogen fitting from a common DIY store. Whilst this option may be considerably cheaper, I'm concerned it won't provide the same effect.

    I'd appreciate your comments on this.
     
  2. digisocialist

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    The attachement didnt attach in previous post. Now attached here.
     

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    :blush: Tommy Walsh did this exact project in one of his many programmes on disc h&l. Cant remember which one tho ,or any details .May be worth checking Disc H&L listings ,for the next few days
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    He did indeed, he mounted lamps on the end of conduit and mounted them in the wall of the well as he rebuilt the top section of it. As far as I remember it was 'Challenge Tommy Walsh'.
     
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    Well after much negotiation I've been offered a pretty good deal by the Lighting Company. They're going to send me an ex demo Fibre Optic KIT (See Attachement) for free. If I like it, I pay 1/2 price (and it still has a full gaurantee) but it's simply because it's ex dem! If I don't like it, I retrun. Still going to cost me £250; but for the application it should be worth it.

    Where's the H&L thread you refer to?
     

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