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I am moving into my first apartment in Switzerland next week and have an electrician booked in to fit the ceiling lighting for each room! Approx 4 lights to fit!

I have bought some light fittings from the UK but am not sure if they would be compatible! So I am hoping some one would know?

Lights fittings I have bought are:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350564686211#ht_588wt_716

OK they don't cost the world so if they aren't compatible then OK! If they aren't compatible where in the Zug area can I pick up Swiss equivilant? I already have lampshades etc so just the fittings really! And how much (roughly) should i expect to pay?!

Thanks

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they should be fine.
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they should be fine.
Thanks for such a quick response and that is a relief

But for future reference where can I buy such things here in switzerland? I havent come across a B&Q or Homebase like place yet?
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But for future reference where can I buy such things here in switzerland? I havent come across a B&Q or Homebase like place yet?
Dont know your part of Switzerland. Micros have a part called Do It All, usually separate to their grocery shop. Another shop, JUMBO, particularly gardening/paint. Inter Discount. My favourite is Media Mart for electronics, TVs, PC, Ipads, memory chips, vacuums, iron systems, etc. A shop called Landi - mainly for farmers, but we get the odd thing there. Junk post is great, as you will see lots of stuff listed there.
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they should be fine.
Bayonet or screw bulbs. Former are a pain to find.

Electrician might not like the fittings. But DIY would be no problem.

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Main problem will be finding bayonets as they're not standard over here. Coop Bricolage and Ikea are other places to look for fittings as it Obi which is also allied with Migros, i.e. you can use your Migros card there for collecting the points.
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Good point about the Bayonet bulbs! I had noticed that and bought some converters again for a few pounds but am tempted to go and buy 4 new pendant fittings for ease! I'll check out Migros I think! I know where a big one of those is :-)
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Good point about the Bayonet bulbs! I had noticed that and bought some converters again for a few pounds but am tempted to go and buy 4 new pendant fittings for ease! I'll check out Migros I think! I know where a big one of those is :-)
It'll certainly make your electrician happy I expect. He won't have to deal with odd British fittings that aren't like everyone else's.
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Hi all!

I am moving into my first apartment in Switzerland next week and have an electrician booked in to fit the ceiling lighting for each room! Approx 4 lights to fit!

OK they don't cost the world so if they aren't compatible then OK! If they aren't compatible where in the Zug area can I pick up Swiss equivilant? I already have lampshades etc so just the fittings really! And how much (roughly) should i expect to pay?!

Thanks

Ed
The electrician will be indeed happy and the fittings will be indeed cheap. Expect a bill of up do CHF 400, although CHF 200 is more realistic. Did you get a quote? But ask first for the price of a quote, not kidding! Installing the fittings is not really rocket science and is usually done DIY.

Simple fittings and a small range of more fancier lamps can be found as other mentioned at:
Migros Do-it
Coop Bau & Hobby
Hornbach
Obi
Bauhaus
or look here for something more fancy
Lumimart
Lampenshop Obfelden
www.lampenprofi.ch
www.beleuchtungszentrale.ch

or bring something nice from your place.
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