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I just moved into an apartment with a very small laundry/bathroom. The prior owner had a halogen track light with 5 - 50 watt MR 16 bulbs. I removed fixture and purchased a 4ft standard fluorescent work lite with 2 T8 20 watt LED bulbs. Bulbs go on, but very dimmly and flicker. I thought the LED should work on the transformer that is in the wall from the track lighting. Any thoughts.


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closed as unclear what you're asking by BMitch Dec 10 '13 at 14:22

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is this "fluorescent work lite with 2 T8 20 watt LED bulbs" actually using a flueroescent light tube or LEDs (or both)? – RedGrittyBrick Dec 9 '13 at 21:15
So the old MR16 were 12v lamps? Did you feed the LED bulbs from the transformer of the MR16 lamps ? Are the leds you bought intended for 12v usage (AC)? – alexan_e Dec 9 '13 at 22:56
It's not clear what type of fluorescent fixture you have (does it have its own ballast) and what type of transformer you have in the wall from the track lighting (a very unusual setup for a fluorescent fixture). We'd also need to know if you have anything other than a simple switch (motion detector, timer, or other smart switch) and if the flickering is happening when the fixture is on or only when it's off. – BMitch Dec 10 '13 at 14:22