Can I change these lights...?

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  1. Encantador

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    Having changed some spot lights to LED, the rest of the lights look yellow and dim, but the rest are these (see pics), I assume the bulb pulls out to replace, but not sure if I can do anything with the light/bulb to make them.

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    You should be able to change them. You need a LED bulb with side pins (similar to This One) rather than back pins (like This One).
     
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    Mine are a bit like yours and dead easy to replace with LEDs like the previous post.:thumb:
     
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    Assuming it's 12V that is a standard fitting, you look for the Side Entry/Pins type.

    You might just have to remove the reflector to make it fit.
     
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    Thanks, I assume you have to take the bulb out and check the wattage abuy the LED the same. is that correct?

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    I agree with GJH and ReallyRetired and shiftzz.....look to see if there is a large thin spring clip around the inside rim,

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    I found that the bulbs that we had were 10w and the replacement were 0.9w so we had 12 to replace, so in essence the cost of running all the new ones is the same as running one of the old ones...
     
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    Not quite. It's bulb equivalent (G4 in your case) rather than wattage. The big point about LEDs is that the wattage is so much less so saves so much power.
     
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    Have taken one out, it is a G4 (max 10W), having removed the bulb and looking at the photos of the LED ones it does look as the shape of the reflector might be an issue, and no obvious way to remove it, no spring clip.
     
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    Where there's a will there's a way.

    Never said it would be easy !
     
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    The reflector shouldn't be a problem, obviously the LEDs don't need the reflector so could remove it if necessary, mine are still there with the LEDs though.
     
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    I fitted G4 LED lamps into our existing spots.
    It looked as though it would be tight but I just trimmed sufficient length off the pins on the LED lamps, so that they fitted with the Reflector remaining in place.

    Callum
     
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    My 'over-door' external light takes 3 of those-and to get them to fit I had to bend the pins
    through 90deg. Not easy :BigGrin: but,with care,do-able.
    Mike.
     
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