12 volt downlights

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  1. Bruce

    Bruce Read Only Funster

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    Hi I am looking for advice on 12 vot lighting. I have just bought 12 volt 4 watt downlights for my van. Can these just be wired as normal 12 volt lights or do they need to be used with a transformer. I would not have thought so but the company who sold these lights to me indicated this, even though I will be wiring through a ZIG unit
    Any help or advice please I am now confused...............Bruce.
     
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    If they are 12 V lights they can be wired to your existing lighting which should be 12V.

    No transformer would be required.
     
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    A transformer is only required if you are using 240v as the primaty supply as your lights are 12v.

    Peter
     
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    some LED lights need a voltage stabiliser to work on exactly 12v.

    I know the wiring in the van is reffered to as 12v but it is generally above this and as much as 13.8v on EHU as the batteries charge. Some LEDs, not all are not too tolerant of the higher voltage causing early failure
     
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