LED lights

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  1. Baycott

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    They are 12v so you should not need any modifications as your lighting system is already 12v.

    Rgds
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    Those look the same as mine in the autotrail they don't look like they need a driver they will be simple plug in replacements
     
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    You should only need a driver if your supply voltage is higher than the lamp voltage eg 240/12V.

    If you're going to use them for general lighting, the link you posted shows 'white' lamps, I would go for something a bit nearer tungsten, usually referred to as 'warm white'. I've used 'white' in the shower/toilet to good effect. The ones you linked are 6000k CCT, you need something nearer to 4000k for warmer appearance.
     
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    I have tried something similar as a replacement to my halogen spotlights but those aren't bright enough, I think you need 2.4, 2.5 W or 160/170 Lm (Lumens). However I can't find them cheaper than nearly £6 a pop !

    Or does someone know different !!
     
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    some LED lights need a stable voltage, so wire in a voltage regulator before the bulb for a steady 12v

    other bulbs are happy to operate between 11 and 14v but constant variations will shorten their working life. no problem if the led bulbs can be bought for £1 or £2 each. MR11 bulbs cost a bit more but will normally tolerate a slightly variable voltage

    regulators look like this
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-VOLT-R...3369775?pt=UK_Light_Bulbs&hash=item417b69412f
     
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    Hi you can do a straight swap for them :thumb: Day white or warm white are nearest to what you have -cool white is duller :Wink: do a search you can get them for a quid each :thumb::BigGrin: I bought a couple for spares and after two yrs still have them
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