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Moving kitchen spots from halogen to Led

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by TheSalad, 4 Nov 2014.

  1. TheSalad

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    I'm fed up with the halogen bulbs constantly going in the kitchen. If it's not the bulb it's the bloomin transformer. Our halogens are 50W 12V MR16 GU5.3. Seven on the ceiling and a further 4 on the walls just above the work surface.

    If we were to convert these to Led do we need new lamp holders? What would you recommend? And any idea of cost . . . just a ball park figure.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Given that the 230V wiring presumably currently goes to the 12V transformers/power supplies, rather than the light fittings, it might end up as a bit more than a morning's work to get 230V to all the fittings.

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    No and No. If the OP looks at the quote in my previous message, he can see what it was (presumably) meant to look like.

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    A very good guess, but I suppose one can never be sure.


    I'm sure he can.

    So why did he not fix it?
     
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    Maybe because the OP didn't write it, and can't edit other people's posts?

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    Transformers don't often blow. Bet you are using switch mode power supplies?
     
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    They are electronic TRANSFORMERS. Jeez give the broken record act a rest :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    There is no such thing as an electronic transformer. There is a 9 page thread on this. Read it.
     
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    I have read it, and contributed to it.

    Your repeated assertion that it proves that there is no such thing as an electronic transformer makes you look a bigger and bigger t**t each time.
     
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    Where you wrote:


    And I don't think we can rely on what the makers call them as evidence that they really are that, given their track record on "low voltage".

    And also wrote:


    But so far away from the perfect sense of using the perfectly well established and perfectly descriptive and perfectly satisfactory term "power supply" as to be another perfectly bonkers example of the perfectly ridiculous compulsion people seem to have to coin new terms, or corrupt the meaning of existing ones.
     
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    Yes. With respect to them being called transformers.

    Are you simply unable to pay attention, or are you deliberately twisting or ignoring the context in which I wrote that?


    Indeed.

    And I still think that about the coining of the term electronic transformer. But the fact that it was unnecessary to create that term does not mean that it is incorrect.
     
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