I bought a portable lamp from Fred Meyers that is UL listed. It has parallel metal rods extending up to the lamp from a base that contains a 120 volt to 12 volt transformer that is not a listed Class 2 power supply. I accidentally mashed the rods together and the lamp went out. I found an open five ampere fuse in the base. I thought the wires went up inside the small tubular bars but lo and behold, no! The bright metal parallel rods are the conductors. I replaced the fuse and now this lamp sits on my desk with exposed bright metal rods with 12 volts between them.. Somehow I find this weird. The lamp is made in China.
19 years ago