household lighting question

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  1. 2dogs

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    I know its not motorhome related, mines sorted but I would like advice on
    LED lighting.

    I currently have mr16 and gu10 halogen lights in kitchen and bathroom at home and would lilke to know if I can just change the bulbs for LED versions.
    Is there any safety or fitting issues with current lamp holders and wiring?

    Thanks in advance
    2dogs
     
  2. Phill D

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    you can get both MR 16 and GU 10 types in led in both 12v and 240v i have changed some of ours need to make sure of your voltages other than that i have not noticed any issues so far.
     
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    I changed my GU10's to LEDs. No issues so far
     
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    i tried changing some of our down lighters to led the usual 2 pin ones but they didnt work im now told i need different transformers mine are in groups of three 20w on 60w transformers strangely they seem to work if i leave one halogen in each group
     
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    I changed 16 in our last house with no issues just make sure you get white light or soft depending on what suits you best and last time I bought some many were only 90 degrees beam and I got some with 120 degrees that gave better coverage in our situation

    Big reduction in electric usage and very little heat from them.

    and

    very cheap of ebay compared to what were at that time very expensive at Band Q
     
  6. 2dogs

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    Thanks lads :thumb:
    best get shopping for bulbs.

    Cheers
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    Thanks Big1,

    will take a look

    Cheers
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  9. Jaws

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    Yesss.. switch mode psu that is uses a triac as an output..

    If your fitting LED's you could proly just fit a little 1 amp transformer type PSU that is available from almost anywhere ( Maplin does an excellent one )
     
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    Thanks Jaws,

    bit of further reading, will probably need to replace transformers/drivers for mr16s:Doh: more spending,

    Cheers
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    Ah well, ya caan take it with you ( and thats why there are no pockets in shrouds !! )
     
  12. Terry

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    Just found 10 Cree UK ones for 18 quid with free p & p :thumb: or Home Bargains have them in at £5 each
    Terry
     
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    Hi Terry dont suppose you have a link to where we can get 10 cree bulbs for £18 please
     
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    I think Jim started a thread a month or so ago saying these lights gave him a hurty head because of a strobe effect. I haven't tried them myself.
     
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    Hi I saw them on eBay but did not add to my watch list, but they were £17.99 BIN the link given looks familiar so check the seller's other items
    Terry
    Edit yep Treacle Jim did post a couple of weeks ago
     
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    I changed all mine to LED types, whist not as bright, they save a fortune on electricity. Just swap over size for size, no problem.
     
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