In my kitchen I have 4 halogen MR16 bulbs which I would like to replace with LEDs. I have been given loads of LEDs by a friend but I have found that when I fit them into the existing fittings the box bit at top (which the two pins come out of) is a little wider than the old Halogen one. As a result, I cannot push the housing back into the fitting ring.
I suspect I need to replace the ring that is in the ceiling and the housing dome too.
- Are all rings a standard size and therefore if I just buy a nice chrome one for some where it will fit?
- Is the existing wiring/transformer/connector going to be okay with my new LEDs?
This is my first post in the DIY Stack Exchange, so please let me know if I need to supply more info etc...
The dome housing:
The whole fitting:
The ceiling ring:
My old and new bulbs (old on the left):