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Lighting Transformer with connected lights turned off

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by jtownson, 3 Dec 2009.

  1. jtownson

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    Hi

    In my kitchen I have a several 60watt lighting transformers (all ran from the lighting Circuit) each connected to 1 20 watt triangle under cabinet light. I think it has been setup this way as there is a large distance between the lights.

    I want to replace the triangle lights with ones that have an on off switch on the light itself so i can turn some off but keep the others on see below

    http://www.simplelighting.co.uk/epa...SubProducts/"metal undershelf light-0006[10]"

    Will this be ok, In my mind I am thinking that there will be a 60watt transformer with power to it, but no output as the triangle light will be switched off? Its my understanding that a transformers output must always be used, or am i wrong?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Steve

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    the transformers are normally SMPS's these days, which are very clever, its unlikely they will allow themselves to blow up or anything ;)

    Of course, a much better light would be slim fluorescent strips, ideal under cabinets as they give excellent worklight and normally have a switch on them.
     
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