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Replacing under cabinet fluorescent lighting with Leds

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by 600rob, 21 Aug 2014.

  1. 600rob

    600rob

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    I've got two under cabinet fluorescent tubes that are connected to a switched fcu to replace with led lighting.

    I'm considering using some thing like this.
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/robus-r30...me/65404#product_additional_details_container

    These come with wiring and according to the instructions here
    http://www.ledgrouprobus.com/system...ED240/Instruction leaflet for R3011LED240.pdf
    No control gear is required

    I've not purchased the lights yet but I wanted to see If anyone has any experience of fitting something like this I place of what I currently have and can advise if I will need to make any modifications or wiring adjustments for a successful swap or if they are in fact a straight forward swap?
     
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    ban-all-sheds

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    Straightforward swap, they are just 230V lights. Wire them up and away you go.

    BUT

    "This luminaire contains built-in LED lamp .... The LED lamps cannot be changed in the luminaire"

    So when the lamp, or enough of the individual LEDs, fails, you'll have to fork out £17 for a whole new unit, assuming they still make them. If they don't make them you'll have to either replace both lights or put up with mismatched ones.

    Seriously - go for lights where you can change the lamps, or use a simple LED tape. That's still an all-or-nothing replace, but at least they aren't going to disappear from the market.
     
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