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It's Okay, but don't expect much.....
on 21 November 2014
I bought this to replace the old kitchen cupboards’ lights that weren’t working anymore, and with the space and size restrictions, I had to go for these as most of the available options were much bigger. It was cheap so I didn’t expect the quality to be too high, however it did feel a lot cheaper than I expected, too flimsy and fragile feeling, with the 2 small covers at both ends falling before I even took it out of the box, which later was fixed using sellotape to hold it in place. But when I came to leave a review, I took a look at the product pictures provided and I realised that the cover for the lights you get (Or at least the 3 fittings that I got) is different, 2 small white solid plastic covers at both ends rather than one clear cover that covers the whole bulb as shown in the product’s picture provided by Amazon.
The connecting lead did feel cheap as well, I personally think that it is safe to use considering that it’s a low wattage fitting, but the problem is that it only comes with a male connecting lead, which adds nearly 2 inches to the length of the fitting, so if you had a tight space like I had for one of the fittings, you’ll have to either order the female connecting lead and wait for it to arrive so you can fit it in properly on the other end, or you’ll have to improvise and ignore all the health and safety talks and take the plastic connecting lead off so you can connect wires directly, and seal with an insulating tape, worked fine for me, but that’s me, and let me be clear that I am NOT recommend/advising/directing anyone to do the same.
As for its intended use, it does a great job and it is bright enough for a 10W T4 bulb, the fitting itself does get warm though so I try not to leave it on for longer than 20/30 minutes, but I don't normally need it on for longer than that so it doesn't present a problem for me.
Given the fact that the product that I received looks slightly different to the ones shown on Amazon’s product pictures, I decided to take some pictures of what you get in the box, hopefully it will help you decide.