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Not sure if i have right transformer for LED lights coming from Halogen?

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So i have these areas which are using halogen lights: Kitchen (6 lights) Bathroom (6 lights) Downstairs Shower (3 lights) Can i just replace them with some LED bulbs maybe the bathroom first and… Read More
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6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
So i have these areas which are using halogen lights:
Kitchen (6 lights)
Bathroom (6 lights)
Downstairs Shower (3 lights)

Can i just replace them with some LED bulbs maybe the bathroom first and then turn the lights on see what happens? If they flicker i have not got the right transformer, if i have they will not flicker is that right?

Will i damage anything by testing like this or cause any electrical safety issues?

Would appreciate any help!

Thanks
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6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
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#1
Can you see the transformer and see what wattage each one is rated to?
#2
straight swop. I changed my gu10 bulbs in my kitchen to led. no problem and a total of 12watts opposed to 180watts
#3
HondaLad
Can you see the transformer and see what wattage each one is rated to?


I have no idea where it is to check i assume it is in the roof somewhere which is absolutely filthy
#4
I have a mixture of the two in my kitchen at the moment . Replace halogen to led when they blow with no ill effects . It is a new fitting though if that makes a difference
#5
Remove light by pulling out. Transformer should be close.
#6
You might not have a transformer on your old lights. Look at your existing bulbs to see if they are 240v (mains voltage) or 12v (low voltage) using a transformer. 240v will be a GU10 type bulb and 12v MR16. I think you can replace GU10 with any GU10 led, but with MR16 I would stick with led equivalent of the bulb wattage you are replacing. Also some led bulbs are longer now so may not fit in or hang down lower than you existing bulbs.
#7
I had some flickering issue when I changed the G4 halogens in my living & dining rooms , around 17 of them. The trick I found was to replace all of them and leave one halogen in each light. (touchwood)No further issues yet.
#8
Do your lamps look like these

If so, then straight replacement for LED GU10's.

If they look like these you need to ensure compatibility with the transformer.

Edited By: andynicol on Dec 11, 2016 18:30: Typo
#9
andynicol
Do your lamps look like these

If so, then straight replacement for LED GU10's.

If they look like these you need to ensure compatibility with the transformer.


They look like the second one..
#11
Not all 12v transformers are compatible with LED lamps, I'd try one and see...?

With the information given no-one could say 100% for certain whether they will work or not.

Any chance of more details (picture) of the transformer(s)?
#12
The possible transformer types:
1. Magnetic / heavy iron - less efficient, but compatible with anything.
2. Electronic, fully compatible - operates LED with no problem
3. Electronic, incompatible - typically cycles on/off repeatedly with LED - using one halogen and the rest LED on each transformer may stabilize it

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