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Do dimmable halogen lights use less electric when dimmed ?

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Noticed they're 230watts ! Read More
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6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
Noticed they're 230watts !
ian292 Avatar
6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
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#1
I think the 230 will be referring to volts
#2
As above I think the 230 will be volts. Most halogens are around 50/60 watts unless it's an outside floodlight or something.
#3
Nope
Use same amount of electricity
#4
Not reslly. Why not get yourself some LEDs - money saving all round...
#5
If you have halogen lights in your internal home lighting I would swap them for dimmable led lights. Depending on bulb type i.e. G4, G9, GU10 they use a lot of power and produce a lot of heat. I've binned two GU10 spots where the clamp between the lamp holder and metal bracket had gone brittle due to heat.

One example is the new lamp I got in the front room that used 5x28W Halogen bulbs @ 140Watts, kinda smelled like melting plastic when I had them on :( I swapped these for 5x6W LED bulbs @ 30Watts. Massive power saving and no issue melting.
#6
blackburnr
Nope
Use same amount of electricity

Yes they do - above's taking dapee!

Yours are likely to be \bout 50watt /230V and go as low as 10watts when dimmed
#7
kester76
If you have halogen lights in your internal home lighting I would swap them for dimmable led lights. Depending on bulb type i.e. G4, G9, GU10 they use a lot of power and produce a lot of heat. I've binned two GU10 spots where the clamp between the lamp holder and metal bracket had gone brittle due to heat.
One example is the new lamp I got in the front room that used 5x28W Halogen bulbs @ 140Watts, kinda smelled like melting plastic when I had them on :( I swapped these for 5x6W LED bulbs @ 30Watts. Massive power saving and no issue melting.
You'll need to ensure any LEDs are compatible with your existing dimming system. Unfortunately it isn't a once size fits all with LED and dimming.
#8
ipswich78
kester76
If you have halogen lights in your internal home lighting I would swap them for dimmable led lights. Depending on bulb type i.e. G4, G9, GU10 they use a lot of power and produce a lot of heat. I've binned two GU10 spots where the clamp between the lamp holder and metal bracket had gone brittle due to heat.
One example is the new lamp I got in the front room that used 5x28W Halogen bulbs @ 140Watts, kinda smelled like melting plastic when I had them on :( I swapped these for 5x6W LED bulbs @ 30Watts. Massive power saving and no issue melting.
You'll need to ensure any LEDs are compatible with your existing dimming system. Unfortunately it isn't a once size fits all with LED and dimming.

True, I didn't take into account on how old ops lighting system was. I would probably swap to something like this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Varilight-Classic-White-Dimmer-Switch/dp/B007RCGFHQ/ref=sr_1_2/252-4647689-2776514?ie=UTF8&qid=1476722984&sr=8-2&keywords=varilight+dimmer+led

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