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MANY PEOPLE STILL HAVE 50W HALOGEN LAMPS FITTED IN THERE CEILING DOWN LIGHTS NOT ONLY WASTING MONEY BUT ALSO THERE IS A SMALL RISK OF FIRE AS THESE OLD HALOGEN LAMPS GIVE OFF A LOT OF HEAT, SO WHY NOT REPLACE LAMPS AS WITH GU10 LED AROUND 3 TO 9 WATT LAMPS FROM E BAY

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Replace GE 50W Halogen bulb in ceiling fixture


if fixture is as shown, remove the nut in the middle of the fixture, remove the lamp, and replace it, note donot touch the lamp with your fingers, this causes lamp to fail, use a cloth to install then replace in reverse as you took it apart

Sep 27, 2011 | Universal Lighting and Decor White 11"...

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I have a Maestro dimmer on 2 20 w hallogen bulbs and the dimmer when turn off or on dims the lights rapidlyup and down.


When you say "halogen bulbs," are you referring to MR-16 (12-Volt) lamps off a transformer, or line-voltage halogen lamps. If using the MR-16s, then the fixture doesn't qualify as "incandescent" which is what the dimmer you have is rated for, and the behavior of the transformers within the fixture can cause the types of issues you're seeing. If it is a line-voltage (120-volt) halogen then, then it could be a number of things depending upon how "rapidly" and frequent the "up and down" is. Regardless, call Lutron's tech support number at 1-800-523-9466. They're available 24/7, they won't charge you, and they can help you sort this out.

Jan 26, 2011 | Maestro Lutron Dimmer 600 Watts Ma-600-wh

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Three years ago installed more than 30 recessed halogen 12V 50W lamps in the ceilings during renovations. Have since spent a large amount calling the electrician to change the transformers when this or that light fails. My question is: Can I trouble shoot the transformer problem myself (I'm unqualified) and make good any defect? also would you advise the correct methodology for changing the transformer.


it was a mistake to install them in first place, now, if your transformer blows, that meant that it is overloaded!

primary solutionto the problem, without adding cost of re-wiring will be change globes (50w) to these of lower wattage, say 40w or even less and this will protect transformers from blowing up.

another solution will be to what is load on the transformer, it must be at least 20% greater than combined light supported. if it is not, then duiring power fluctuation it can, and will be burn out.

say, you have 30 lights and 3 switches, this meant that you have three circuits of say 10 lights. 10lights x 50w = 500wat!!! that is rather large and costly transformer, to avoid this prohibitive cost, solve problem otherways, buy 120watt or 150watt transformer and wire two globes to each. this will provide margin as well as enough supply to support your light.

please bear in mind that you are legally not allowed to touch anything what is connected to mains except changing the globe! you need to speak with elelctrician and come to solution in cooperation with eleloctrician.

if you find this advice useful, please do not hesitate to leave comment and vote for me, thanx!

Jul 29, 2010 | Garden

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Changing downlight globes


if its the gu10 bulbs that you twist round to release them well theres a small ****** that sticks on the bulb and removes it leaving the actual light fitting in the ceiling.

Sep 27, 2009 | Electrical Supplies

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can i use 55 watt bulbs in the driving lights on a 2006 boulevard c90t


If you use higher-wattage lamps in place of the factory ones, you run the risk of blowing fuses. You can calculate how many watts the fuse will handle based on P=IE, that is, watts = amps x volts. So if the factory lamps use 20W bulbs, 2x20=40, 40W=3.3Ax12V. 2x50=100, 100W=8.3Ax12V. So 50W lams will draw 5 more amps. You should not use higher amperage fuses in place of what the factory has installed because you can cause damage to your electrical system. Calculate the rest of the lamps in the circuit using the P=IE formaula and if it falls below the fuse's capacity, go for it.

Hope this helps, e-mail if you have questions,
matt
allrotor13b@gmail.com

Sep 20, 2009 | Suzuki Boulevard C90T Motorcycles

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