Out apartment has one of those vintage light fittings, with the edison bulbs in. It also has 4M high ceilings. One of the bulbs has popped and repeatedly pops if i replace it. so i'd like to take the fitting down from the rose and check the connections both in the base and the bulb fitting.
The question is, can I use a wall socket and a kettle lead to create a supply, so that I can work on this and test the fittings out without it hanging from the ceiling? My thinking is, that a plug, with the appropriate fuse (3A) and a long lead, would mean that i could easily test the fitting, using the switch at the wall to make it safe whilst i checked all connections.
Basically, is the 240V in the Wall Socket, the same as the 240V in the lighting circuit?