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  1. Published on: 21/11/2018 06:57 AMReported by: roving-eye
    The Southport BID funded Christmas Light Tree outside the Atkinson is already broken.

    Pictures clearly show that a electrical connection box is for indoor use.

    The box is open to the elements.

    Pictured at 3am this morning the top section of lights had malfunctioned.

    No figures have been released by the BID as to how much the tree cost.

    Many town centre shopkeepers are unhappy about the BID levy that they are forced to pay.
      

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  3. pentire says:21/11/2018 10:25 AM
    Shocking

  4. Blackrock says:21/11/2018 10:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by pentire View Post
    Shocking
    Surprise, surprise. . . I'm amazed that it lasted so long. I thought the braindead morons that inhabit the town centre would have attacked it by now.

  5. Benniuk says:21/11/2018 01:06 PM
    The IP44 marking means it's suitable for outdoor use. The technical info given shows expected conditions for indoor use, expected conditions can't be given for outdoor use as it depends on weather conditions, temperature etc, which vary greatly. If it was for indoor use only it would be required to state "For indoor use only", however it is IP44 marked which means fine for outdoor use.

  6. clive764 says:21/11/2018 02:26 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Benniuk View Post
    The IP44 marking means it's suitable for outdoor use. The technical info given shows expected conditions for indoor use, expected conditions can't be given for outdoor use as it depends on weather conditions, temperature etc, which vary greatly. If it was for indoor use only it would be required to state "For indoor use only", however it is IP44 marked which means fine for outdoor use.
    Correct, although IP44 is not rated as waterproof. IP65 and IP67 are the waterproof AND SEALED ratings. IP44 is rated so that water would not reach the electricals.

  7. paulollie says:21/11/2018 04:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by pentire View Post
    Shocking
    You would if you put your hand on it.

  8. jamyramy says:21/11/2018 09:25 PM
    been told this was sourced and purchased from spain .bit different weather there from here at xmas.is this true.if so why not from a british manufacturer,and how long did it take to purchase in the sun?

  9. dav says:21/11/2018 11:17 PM
    The cone looks crap in daylight and now crap at night too. At least when the lights fail on a real tree you still have something festive to look at. Not just a meccano set.

  10. Lamparilla says:22/11/2018 08:25 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Benniuk View Post
    The IP44 marking means it's suitable for outdoor use. The technical info given shows expected conditions for indoor use, expected conditions can't be given for outdoor use as it depends on weather conditions, temperature etc, which vary greatly. If it was for indoor use only it would be required to state "For indoor use only", however it is IP44 marked which means fine for outdoor use.

    Why let the facts get in the way of a good non-story?

  11. whiplash says:22/11/2018 05:23 PM
    Fairy lights always fail just before the big day.

  12. Ceam says:22/11/2018 06:14 PM
    All up and running again today.

  13. ausard2 says:23/11/2018 11:34 AM
    What a load of bloody sad whingers
    there are here. Something has gone wrong
    and you jump with your , should have
    done this should have done that. Of course
    you all know better , then get off your arse
    and do it yourself.
    Not everyone can walk on bleeding water.
    So I say , hope you can solve problems
    soon .

  14. thediscovolante says:23/11/2018 05:54 PM
    ip 44 is not waterproof....who ever is reponsible for this shame should be sacked....southport should of had a proper a christmas tree not this sad tragic embarrassment.....shame for everybody involved,,,that includes the destruction of the town centre

  15. Ceam says:23/11/2018 06:15 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by thediscovolante View Post
    ip 44 is not waterproof....who ever is reponsible for this shame should be sacked....southport should of had a proper a christmas tree not this sad tragic embarrassment.....shame for everybody involved,,,that includes the destruction of the town centre
    https://www.lyco.co.uk/advice/ip44-l...rs-our-top-10/

    The IP44 rating is common in outdoor lighting. If you need to jet-clean the light fitting or immerse it in water you’ll need a greater level of protection, but for most purposes the IP44 specification will suffice.

  16. salus.populi says:23/11/2018 07:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by thediscovolante View Post
    ip 44 is not waterproof....who ever is reponsible for this shame should be sacked....southport should of had a proper a christmas tree not this sad tragic embarrassment.....shame for everybody involved,,,that includes the destruction of the town centre
    You talk of shame and embarrassment yet you can't even construct a sentence using the correct words.


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