BLIND SNAKE™ Rapid Plug Base (UK)

ML – BS – PB

The BlindSnake™ is a real category changer. It was designed to revolutionise the install time for downlight plug bases using an entirely tool-less patented Fang™ technology. Turning a laborious task that involved a series of both tools and techniques into a single two handed motion has made the BlindSnake™ a product that not only outperforms the markets best its changing perception on what ‘connection to cable’ technology can be.

The BlindSnake™

Constructed from high grade PC plastic to resist fire, engineered from high grade copper and brass for active, neutral and earth connection fangs™. The audible click and robust connection assures the user that the connection is made safely.

The tool-less game changer


The Blind Snake Rapid Electrical Connector is now the fastest way to connect downlights. Using unique Fang technology, connections to main supply cables can be made in just seconds with no tools required. Ergonomically designed and engineered the Blind Snake ensures a precision and safe connection to standard 1.5mm twin core and earth electrical cable. The integrated fast clip terminal connector features a transparent cover for easy wiring identification.  Cable clamps allow secure connections for universal application on various down lights or other devices rated to a maximum of 250V 10A.


The RAPID 8 LED is engineered to combine elegant design with the revolutionary Blind Snake™ Rapid Connector.  Featuring three selectable colour temperature outputs at a 60 degree beam angle and offering up to 730 lumens at just 8W total output it combines functionality with high efficiency.  Offering interchangeable quick swap bezels and a fully integrated dimmable driver the RAPID 8 combines sophistication and brilliant engineering.

One bite and its over

Solving one of the main areas in any installers requests has been key to creating the BlindSnake™ - Speed of install. To do this we started from the ground up and created an entirely new patented technology that ‘bites’ the cable creating a solid, constant connection and minimising the damage to the outer sheath.

  • Compact and sleek
  • Tool-less install
  • Patented design – Awarded 2017 Red Dot Award
  • Fang™ Technology
  • Heat resistant PC outer


The BlindSnake is so much faster and more effective than anything else. Just push the lid down and it connects cleanly and easily and there’s no clean up after which is also a bonus!

Mitch Connolly, Intricate Electrical - Canberra

Product specifications


Blind Snake

  • Nominal Voltage: 250V AC
  • Nominal Current: 10A
  • Frequency Range: 50Hz
  • Material Type: Polycarbonate
  • Suits Cable: 1.5mm2 Twin Core + Earth 6242YH, BS6004
  • Cut Out: Sized to fit 70mm Downlight Cut Outs
  • Dimensions: L 74mm W 53mm H 34mm
  • Complies with Standards: BS5733, IEC61535, IEC60998-2-3


Rapid 8 Downlight

  • Max Wattage (Total Power): 8W
  • Voltage: 220-240V
  • Frequency: 50Hz
  • Current: 0.05 A
  • Power Factor: >0.9
  • Driver / Power Supply: Integral with CCT Selector Switch
  • Dimmable: Yes
  • CCT: Multi CCT
  • Colour Temperature: WW 3000K/ NW 4000K/ CW 6000K
  • Lumen Output: WW 650 Lumens NW 730 Lumens CW 680 Lumens
  • Beam Angle: 60 degrees
  • CRI: >80
  • Efficacy: >80lm/w
  • L70 Lifespan: 40,000 hours
  • Bezel: White, Interchangeable
  • Mounting Method: Ceiling Recessed
  • Gimble Angle: Non Movable/span>
  • Cut Out: 70mm
  • Lamp Dimensions: H 77mm, W 65 mm Connector: L 74mm W 53mm H 30mm
  • Material Type: Chasis: Mild Steel, Lens: Polycarbonate, Bezel: Polycarbonate

    Heatsink: Aluminium Finish: Powder Coat Connector: Polycarbonate
  • Suits Cable: 1.5mm2 Twin Core + Earth 6242YH, BS6004 Flex Length: 600mm
  • Kit Includes: Brushed Nickel Bezel, Chrome Bezel
  • IP Rating: IP65
  • Temperature Range: -10~35˚C Fire rated to: BS 476-21 (90 Minutes)
  • Lamp Compliance: BS EN 60598-1:2015, BS EN 60598-2-2: 2012, EMC: EN 55015

    EN 61547, EN 62493; EN 61000-3-2 ;EN 61000-3-3,
  • Connector Compliance: BS5733, IEC61535, IEC60998-2-3

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