Seems like I read on here that when wiring striplights, the connections must be soldered after tightening down to the lamp base. Can anyone confirm this? Every strip I've serviced (all two of them) has been soldered at the lamp base terminals so I am pretty sure what I read was correct. The strips I've worked on in the past were pretty old with asbestos wiring and I am just making sure it is still a standardized method. Somewhat on-topic question. If the soldered connections is to reduce the risk of fire/shock due to loose or lost connections, why is it that the lamp base of a fresnel, say a 65Q Altman isn't soldered though the focusing action of a fresnel may put more stress on the internal wiring and connections?