Class 1 - Earthed (11)
Earthed lights are modern lights, also known as Class 1 lights. These lights are suitable for all modern housing with earth wiring, from the 1960's onward when earth wiring started to be put into all houses for safety. If you have a house built after the 1960s then this is going to be the type of lighting you will need in all of your fittings as it has an earth wire. Earth wiring started to be put in as a standard to ground the electricity and prevent shocks, the earth wiring sends any excess electricity through the ground so you don't get hurt.
Class 2 - Double Insulated (29)
Double Insulated Lights
Double insulated lights are also known as Class 2 lights, this variety of lights do not require an earth wire. They are most notably used in houses built before or during the 60s in which no earth wiring was put in. For safety and peace of mind if you have one of these older properties then this type of lighting is for you.
Double insulated lights feature two layers of insulating material, this covers the live part such as the cables. Therefore, in case of a fault occurring the extra insulation will prevent the fitting from becoming live and thus reduces the risk of an electrical shock.
3 - Low Voltage (7)
Low Voltage Lights
Low voltage lights are safer than normal lights as they have a lower level of voltage. They use a transformer to convert 240v to 12v. This means it cannot deliver a bad shock to you like normal mains level of voltage can.
Here at Lighting R Us, we have a fine collection of beautiful touch lamps. No need for pressing buttons, all you need to do is press anywhere on the base of the lamp and it will come on immediately. Simple.
Battery Operated (25)
Battery Operated Lights
We have a beautiful array of battery operated lights to perk up your home at Christmas and other times, from hearts to stars. Make your home shine.