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  Reply # 1452393 17-Dec-2015 16:56
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Dynamic: Depending on how the lamp holder sits in the base, and if the lamp it something you are keen to give as a gift, you might be able to replace all of the electrical components with locally sourced and correctly rated options.


What he said. If it is that easy for you to remove the fitting, you can probably just replace the whole thing. But you still are not running much risk if you just keep it as it is. I think some people here are overstating the potential dangers. With such a small load, the components will hardly the notice the voltage difference.  





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  Reply # 1452397 17-Dec-2015 17:10
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Replace holder, switch, plug. Problem solved.

Best option head to a store and get a cheap lamp with all that ready in the form factor required.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1452418 17-Dec-2015 17:44
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As it goes with electrical related topics, lots of do this, do that from many people who most likely don't have any formal electrical training or expirence.

Get an electrician to wire a new cord, switch and lamp holder


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  Reply # 1452420 17-Dec-2015 17:45
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Second option is to keep the 110v lamp, and get a small stepdown transformer for it.




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  Reply # 1452807 18-Dec-2015 08:20
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Azzura: US vs NZ Electronics - http://www.enz.org/forum/showthread.php?t=591



A little bit out of date 2004......


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  Reply # 1452837 18-Dec-2015 08:51
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richms: Second option is to keep the 110v lamp, and get a small stepdown transformer for it.

They had some cheap transformers for this purpose in Dick Smiths last time I browsed for bargains there

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  Reply # 1452847 18-Dec-2015 09:25
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Cheap power transformers would not exactly fill me with confidence either. And what happens when you have to change the bulb?





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  Reply # 1452897 18-Dec-2015 11:27
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DarthKermit: Sounds like the perfect gift to give your mother in law.


This has to be the best reply in this thread, made me laugh.



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  Reply # 1453232 18-Dec-2015 20:50
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Thanks for all the input guys. Replaced it all with NZ gear :)

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