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A 6A (12v) adapter will probably be sufficient. If your design allows, you'll see less voltage drop (dimming as you get further from the power source) if you can use shorter segments.


I searched far and wide to find a solution for this for my own remodel. The orange connectors used by most of the lighting manufacturers is a standard IDEAL product - you can order them online in large quantity or on auction sites in smaller ones. You can retrofit the HALO cans to be compatible, or even use the connectors (as I did) to connect to GU10 ...


DMX512 is the protocol for the lighting entertainment industry, used everywhere. It is also just another serial protocol, and you will still require dimmers. 12 or 24 volts, instead of 240 is a great idea, there is no electric code to get in the way of how you run the wires. This 'low voltage' concept is why telephone wires can go anywhere you want. The ...


There is a fight going on between your dimmer and your lights, and the dimmer lost. One of the (too many) bits of electronics in your dimmer died. Dimming is not as easy as it seems it should be, well, dimming without huge size, weight and heat. In dimming led's, you are turning them on and off, fast, really fast, hundreds (or more) times a second fast. ...


Water intrusion - LED "bulbs" are typically complex assemblies with joints, as opposed to the glass envelope of an incandescent floodlight. Add water, add freeze-thaw cycles, and perhaps a manufacturing flaw on one bulb, water gets where it should not, things don't work so well. Simple component failure is the other likely option. In either case, replace; ...


It seems very likely that the bulb is just faulty. Depending on the vendor/warranty, it might be worth taking it back. Since it sounds like it's in a awkward position, I'd buy a new one and change it with only one ladder excursion.


Either because your dimmer is not rated for LEDs or your bulbs have a defect. You have to understand that each LED now has in essence its own motherboard that controls how the LED bulbs are functioning, the dimmable ones being much more complex. A lot manufacturers are still on their first generation of dimmables too. They just aren't "programmed" to be ...

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