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LED strips could certainly light up a room, but they're unconventional. I think to get good light coverage, you'd have a few strips in the middle of the ceiling. Whether this would look odd is for you to decide. (Personally, I'd not do it.) Practically speaking, you'll probably need to have transformers somewhere, so that's a concern. If you want dimming ...
If I understand it correctly, led strip lights can not pass inspection. All low voltage lightinG "FIXTURES" must be approved by NRTL. dbklknottspy
I would stay with 12V if possible. Because LEDs draw very little current, a minimum load requirement may be a factor if there are any electronic parts such as a dimmer or a transformer. For general residential lighting 12V would be the best choice. Running at higher voltages for incandescent, halogens and especially for LEDs is unnecessary and ...
There is no general formula besides some really scientific ones. It is rather difficult to find rules of thumbs for calculating light in rooms. In your case the illumination levels on your seating area depend strongly on the beam angle of your luminaires. However, it is both possible to do some calculations by using pen and paper and to do exhaustive ...
What you need to do is replace the trim with a R80 LED trim kit that has a LED lamp built-in.
18 Watts is a lot for LED, so not surprising for it to be warm. Sometimes LEDs have a slightly larger diameter and this may not allow them to screw in 100%, but this doesn't seem to be the case for you. One suggestion is to take a flash light and examine the socket of the fixture for any evidence of arching. Look for black or burnt streaks. The ...
The one I had was powered by either AAA's or stacked "coin" type cells. That, combined with the 2 inches of space lost in the sink made me ditch the whole system. I don't doubt that some are powered with a small turbine (or something like it), but some are just battery powered.
The transformer that steps the voltage down from 120V to 12V is probably electronic and requires a minimum load to work. Unfortunately there isn't an easy fix for this as the electronic transformer is probably part of the fixture assembly or small enough to fit into the box the fixture attaches too, and replacing it with a magnetic transformer is just ...
Since your lamp uses 12 volt bulbs, obviously, it has something to reduce your mains voltage. Even just putting them in series would top out at 72 volts. Presumably, to save space/weight, they aren't using a transformer but some electronics which either has a minimum load current or needs a purely resistive load. Probably, there is nothing you can do to ...
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