[quote="mpwilde"]I wondered if anyone could advise - I turned a lightshade off at the socket and the light stayed on - I was alittle concerned and can't get anyone till monday - is it dangerous
U STATE u turned your light off at the socket.
I am assuming as u say socket u mean a swiched 3 pin type.
If the light still has power as u say , the swich is not isolating
the power to the light , and is overiding its self.
My advice would b 2 isolate mains power at your mainsboard
by turning off your mainswitch , when POWER IS OFF
remove light bulb from the lamp holder / unplug your plug
if it is fed from a socket , restore power and get someone in 2
check it for .
As Blakey1963 says you explanation does not seem to make sense as if a socket why have you simply not unplugged it? Assuming switch not socket then you could switch off at mains until cool then remove bulb but it would depend on the location if anyone could put there fingers in the bulb holder it would be safer to leave the bulb in.
Only you can work out best option.