Lamp Testers

A lamp tester is a piece of electronic testing equipment that is used to carry out essential lighting tests. It is a simple and cost-effective way of safely establishing the presence of voltage in lamps and testing filament continuity. 

How do lamp testers work?

Generally, a screwdriver is touched to the conductor being tested (for example, a wire in a switch) to establish whether current is flowing through that component. This allows faults to be detected and resolved by tracing the root of the problem.

Types of lamp testers

Two of the most common types of lamp tester are two-contact and one-contact testers.

Two-contact testers

Two-contact lamp testers include an earth wire, so that there is a safe route for the current to flow in the event of a live wire contacting the tester. 

One-contact testers 

This type of lamp tester contacts a single side of the circuit under test, and relies on a single wire and current to complete the circuit.

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Description Price Test Frequency Typical Application Battery Type Dimensions Operating Temperature Range Includes Model Number Length Width Depth Weight Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Test Voltage
RS Stock No. 819-9757
Mfr. Part No.FLUKE-1000FLT
20kHz Ballast Test, Ballast-Type Test, Lamp Test, Non-Contact Voltage, Pin Continuity Test AA Alkaline 215 x 30 x 65mm - H1000 Holster, Quick Reference Guide, 3 Year Warranty Card, 4 AA Alkaline Batteries 1000FLT - - - 370g +50°C -10°C 3000peak-peak
RS Stock No. 791-5990
Mfr. Part No.MARFL30
280kHz Fluorescent Lamps 9V 169 x 40 x 24mm -10 → +50 °C (1) 9 V Battery, (1) Carry Case, (1) Telescopic Antenna, Instructions FL30 169mm 40mm 24mm 109g +50°C -10°C 3000peak-peak
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