The idea is quite simple, want to test a lamp without having to take any other of nozzle? Want to turn on a light bulb somewhere that has no mouthpiece but has an outlet? If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, You can use a Socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch.
My use for Socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch is a little more complex. I want to test the lamps Kill-a-Watt, device that measures the energy consumption of electrical devices, and shows interesting information such as active power (measured in Watts – In), the apparent power (measured in volt-amps – VA) and the power factor.
And why is this important? Today we can compare the brightness of two lamps easily. Be subjectively through our own eyes, whether through a light sensor. Most phones today have a light sensor. Maybe they're not extremely accurate, but they are enough to compare the brightness of two or more lamps. Applications such as Sensor Box for Android allow you to access the sensor data of trivial way. I showed a test of those here in Skooter Blog, in the article on the Ourolux Superled Gold Lamps 60 6In. Then, Since we have two lamps of the same power, We can compare them in terms of luminosity and buy the one that actually lights up more.
But there is at least one problem in this approach. Who ensures that the lamp actually has the power indicated on the package? A lamp 10 Watts has really 10 watts? That is where it comes the Kill-a-Watt. With it you can check how much any device connected to it is consuming in fact.
The problem is that the Kill-a-Watt It wasn't done for lamps, He has an outlet where they can be connected the devices to be measured. And that's where the Socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch. Of course I could put together something similar using a nozzle, a piece of wire and a plug. But Adapter It is more practical to, and maybe even cheaper, because it cost $ 0,68 with $ 1,37 de frete.
The socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch
The Socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch is quite simple. It counts with a plug socket in the European standard. Note that it is incompatible with the Brazilian standard and need to use an adapter. The E27 socket is the socket of most common lamps, that's usually what we have most of the light bulbs in our homes. The switch lets you connect and disconnect the lamp without having to disconnect the adapter from the socket.
Check out some photos from the Socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch:
See also the video of unboxing:
LED Lamp test FLC A10 10W 6400 k with Kill-a-Watt
To test the apparatus, I got a FLC A10 LED bulb 10W 6400 k, that I showed here in Skooter Blog. She is bi-Volt and claims a power of 10W. The package says, but I suppose this is the active power, that is what manufacturers typically indicate. The power factor indicated is > 0,92. The current in 89mA and is 127V 220V is 55mA.
Because we're going to test, We show in the video below:
Note that the active power was almost all the time in 11 In, In addition to the manufacturer's specification. The apparent power was around 13 VA. Por fim, the power factor ranged from 0,88 and 0,90. The chain was around 100mA, with the tension between 123V and 124V at time of test.
What these results mean? Good, first I want to say that I don't know how accurate is the information offered by Kill-a-Watt, so it is possible that these results may be somewhat distorted. My conclusions are based on the assumption that the results are reliable. That said, the 11 W indicate that the lamp consumes besides the specified. In practice this means that the energy consumption will be greater than expected.
Sometimes we buy a bulb for brighter in the tests with the light sensor, but in practice this brighter end up costing more expensive. Of course 10% of difference doesn't mean much, especially taking into account that the Kill-a-Watt do not show decimal places. It is possible that the value is rounded and the difference is less.
And as for the power factor? The packaging said it should be > 0,92, but Kill-a-Watt showed a value between 0,88 and 0,90. What does that mean? I don't want to come in here in the conceptual details, because there are many texts on the Internet of people with more expertise than me to explain this subject. Suffice it to say that for homes makes no difference, because residential customers do not take the reactive power. Our meters measure only the active power. But for large consumers, as the industries in General, It makes a difference. They pay by the apparent power and can pay fines if the power factor to stay below a certain preset level.
By specifying the current would be 89 MA in 127 In. The voltage at the time of the test was a little smaller (123~ 124 V), but not enough to justify a 100 mA. Note that o Kill-a-Watt shows the current in Amps with only two decimal places, then we have an error of up to 5 MA only in rounding.
These are the trace information obtained on the website of the AliExpress:
And these are the trace information obtained on the site of the station:
|Delivered to the addressee object|
|Object out for delivery to the recipient|
CURITIBA / PR
de CENTRO INTERNACIONAL em CURITIBA / PR for Operating Unit in Brazil – Released without Taxation RFB / BR
|Object received by the post Office of Brazil|
CHINA / CN
of Country in CHINA / CN to country in BRAZIL / BR
Por fim, This is the table-summary of purchase:
|Product Name:||Socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch|
|Name Original:||E27 female socket to I plug adapter with power on-off control switch|
|Store:||AliExpress | Store: Shop2918045 Store|
|Current value:||US$ 0,73|
|Payment Method:||Credit Card Visa International|
|Shipping Type:||China Post Registered Air Mail|
|Shipping Fee:||US$ 1,37|
|Package Home Country:||China|
|Time in Transit:||38 days|
|Declared content:||26777 switches×1|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift|
And I'm ending here the article on Socket adapter for Lamp E27 Socket with switch, with a positive recommendation for the product and for the store.
Want to see tests with more lights? Leave your comment saying what would you like to see lamp being tested.