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In most cases, yes - just look for line conditioning as a feature. Our municipal electric supply is notoriously bad with voltage fluctuations, so I have the vast majority of my electronics running through either a UPS or a line conditioner. Unless your intention is to have a battery back-up, you might be able to get a dedicated line conditioner with ...
Are you sure you need a voltage stabilizer? Generally, with modern electronics, the power supply itself will filter out most line noise you're likely to encounter on reasonably modern wiring. (I have seen an Uninterruptable Power Supply pressed into service as a line conditioner, in an old hotel where line voltage could suddenly drop well below 90VAC. So ...
In the US you could buy a "Medium Base Polarized Socket Outlet Adapter" at any hardware store for a couple bucks. I suppose both ends are different where you are, but perhaps the picture will be enough to convey the idea?
After a little research I discovered that most dimmer switches are "Leading Edge" dimmer switches and that these aren't compatible with LED bulbs and will result in a flicker and reduce the lifetime of the bulbs. So what I needed was a "Trailing Edge" dimmer switch which I struggled to find in the shops but managed to order online. It was quite a lot more ...
Could be reversed polarity - and the power supply may put out an opposite voltage spike when shut off.
Yes there is no problem doing this.
There are LED tubes marketed as physical replacements for fluorescent tubes. (I was recently pricing ones in the T8 size). However, the ones I have seen require rewiring the fixture.
what specifications do I seek? Color "temperature" in Kelvins. (~3000K for "warm", ~6000K for "daylight") Light output1 in Lumens. (e.g. 6' 70W T8 fluorescent = ~4500 Lm) If you are really serious you'd probably have to obtain the luminous intensity and calculate illuminance but, unless you are an architect, or similar, you would find this overkill. ...
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