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GU 5.3 to GU10 LED

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by scottpetrie, 26 Apr 2021.

  1. scottpetrie

    scottpetrie

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    Hi
    I have a room which currently has 6 x down lighters with GU 5.3 halogen bulbs. I would like to change them to GU10 LED lights, as LED bulbs dont work in these fittings (they flicker). Can anyone please recommend what I would need to do this?
     
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    Remove the existing light fittings along with their transformers.
    Obtain new GU10 lights and connect them to the 230V wiring that previously connected to the input of the transformers.
     
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    Some people replace the lampholders, but the problem with doing that is if a fitting is designed for SELV and you convert it to mains then it becomes entirely your responsibility to ensure it is safe for mains.

    If you want to move to LED but keep your existing fittings then IMO the most sensible thing to do is to keep the fittings as SELV but replace the "transformer" with one suitable for the LED bulbs you are using.
     
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