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Andrew Woodcock
Film God

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From: Manchester Uk
Registered: Aug 2012

 - posted August 07, 2015 07:34 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
We all continually search for more cost effective and brighter alternatives to our current projector Xenophot lamps etc as this forum has demonstrated more and more in recent times.

There is no doubt that LED lighting has taken huge steps forward in recent times and no doubt it won't be too far off before decent kite marked alternatives that are brighter and last many thousands of hours while generating next to no heat for our fans to worry about,become available for us all to enjoy the benefits of.

I for one, cannot wait until the day arrives that we can all exchange our lamps for something costing only a few pounds or dollars and that gives off the equivalent light output of a 250w Xenon lamp or even brighter!

In the meantime while doing a little research of my own on such matters, I did stumble across this video that very much highlights the dangers of not buying CE approved (or equivalent) electrical goods.

Just one to beware of, I wouldn't want any of our members here ending up in casualty as a result of trying to find a solution:-


"C'mon Baggy..Get with the beat"

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Paul Spinks
Master Film Handler

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From: Barking, Essex, UK
Registered: Mar 2006

 - posted August 08, 2015 08:31 AM      Profile for Paul Spinks   Email Paul Spinks   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's scary, you have a 50:50 chance of getting electrocuted. It just goes to show that it pays to look for the safety mark.

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Brian Fretwell
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: London, UK
Registered: Jun 2014

 - posted August 08, 2015 02:57 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
But how about this one showing how to run a 10W LED off 12v. LED driver heatsink and fan included in demo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsGKk24h6Wo

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David Ollerearnshaw
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From: Penistone Sheffield UK
Registered: Oct 2012

 - posted August 08, 2015 03:39 PM      Profile for David Ollerearnshaw   Author's Homepage   Email David Ollerearnshaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The CE mark while good is not the best. Remember those PIP I think silicone implants, they were CE approved. Would E bay have any comeback I wonder.

I love the smell of film in the morning.


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Dominique De Bast
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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From the preeceding messages, I suspect our British members don't know exactly the value of the CE label. To make it short : basically the manufacturer decides to put it or not on his product. French television showed a Chinese factory in which products are made for the European market. The journalist (pretending he was a business man) asked if it was possible to put a CE label without any certificate. The answer was clear : "We can put anything you want on the box". It is not better if the factory is located in Europe. Belgian television said warned us several times about the fact that the CE was absolutely NOT a garantee of quality or safety as there is no control.


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Brian Fretwell
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This Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CE_marking also hints that the CE on Chinese manufactured goods may stand for China Export. that could be why they would put it on anything. Though it does state what needs the marking and what needs to be done before getting a legitimate one, not to mention the tricks that are possible after a product line has been passed.

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Paul Mason
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Registered: Nov 2013

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All the CE mark means is that the manufacturer declares that the product conforms to European rules. You relying on the manufacturer's honesty only, no proof or warranty is offered.


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