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Replacing 12V halogen spotlights with MR16 dimmable LEDs in my lounge

I am trying to replace 12V MR16 halogen spotlights in the ceiling with dimmable MR16 LEDs. The existing halogens do not have a dimmer driver, and each has its own transformer (I'm 90% sure of this). I ...
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What does it mean for a halogen globe to strobe and then blow?

A halogen light globe (bayonet fitting, note this is not a downlight but a traditional globe) in my home started strobing for a while, then it blew. I'm used to incandescent and halogen globes dying ...
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MR16 LED turns off after 10 minutes - regular halogen works fine

UPDATE: I checked reviews on the LOWES website - the Utilitech bulbs do this for everyone - they are just a crappy product. *** I have replaced several MR16 halogen bulbs in my kitchen with Utilitech ...
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Switching bulbs? PAR20 halogen to PAR20 LED, is this a problem?

I have recessed lights that were sold as 'PAR20 halogen' use. I see that there are PAR20 LED lights around, which would save some energy and last much longer than a halogen, and I was wondering if ...
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Any trick to removing GU10 lightbulbs?

I'm trying to remove some halogen GU10 lightbulbs. They are in a space where simply gripping them around the edges is nearly impossible. Is there any trick to removing these bulbs?
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Can you use an LED Bayonet bulb in standard 40 or 60W bayonet fitting?

First time poster. In short have flipped all my halogen GU10 bulbs over to LED. Only non spotlight is a Bayonet fitting in my bedroom. The halogen (45W candle) in that went this week & I am having ...
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recessed light only works with halogen bulb?

My husband and I just moved into a new home and have found that we have two different types of recessed light fixtures. One of types only works with a specific type of halogen flood light bulbs and ...
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Dimmer capacity for halogen bulb

I bought a dimmer leviton decora 6672 sureslide. On the box I see next capacity 150W LED/CFL 600W Incandescent. Also on on the box I see that it can be used with halogen bulbs. What is the capacity ...
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Viber bathroom mirror light replacement

I own a Viber bathroom mirror that houses some halogen lights at the top. Does anyone know how I might replace the bulbs on such a unit? They don't appear to twist, push or pull, and I can't see any ...
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Halogen light stops working when cover is installed

I have an under-counter halogen light (jc / g4, 12 watts) that doesn't work. If I remove the glass safety cover (might be called the lens) from the light socket then the light works fine, and will ...
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Halogen bulb goes on and off when a dimmer switch is activated

I have just fitted a halogen wall lamp in a hallway running from 2 switch points, one by the front door and one in the kitchen. Both switches are dimmers, the type that you depress and hold down to ...
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Help me identify my halogen recessed lighting

I just moved into an apartment with recessed halogen lighting. I was considering replacing them with LEDs (both for energy and color reasons). I know this may not be as easy as swapping a bulb, but to ...
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How to fix a halogen light with missing transformer plug

I have a halogen light [ikea brasa 360] where the plug/transformer is missing. Image here http://imgur.com/FMjSToJ I did a bit of research and figured I could cut the cable and solder the wire to that ...
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How to wire a 220V to 12V transformer

I hope here I'll find an answer I'm looking for. Today I bought transformer from 220V to 12V, but the problem is that I have no Idea how to attached wires. Can somebody help me? here's the picture of ...
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replacing with A-19 Halogen bulbs

I am thinking to replace the regular CFL bulb on a light fixture to a 'Smart Guardian 42-Watt Halogen A-19 Clear 6-Hour Cycle Timer Light Bulb', but because its called 'Halogen', I am little concerned ...
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Replacing Dimmable Halogen Spot light with LED dimmable or non Dimmable LED spotlights

I have old fashion dimmable halogen spotlight mounted on my ceiling, and I would like to replace them with LED spot lights. My questions are: Would I have to replace the existing transformers to ...
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Remote Halogen Light Dimmer switch

A 2-in-1 ceiling fan and halogen bulb remote switch has stopped operating the light bulb (either on/off or dimmer) but still operates the fan properly. Any ideas?
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Halogen transformer replacement: safe to use 60w max to replace a 75w max?

I have a 120V to 12V 75W max transformer powering an Ikea Halogen light fixture. It seems to have burnt out. All I can find in stores are 120V to 12V 60W max halogen transformers. The 75W max model I ...
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is there such a thing as a 120V XENON G6.35 bulb

We have a light fixture in the bathroom which takes 120V G6.35 halogen pin-style bulbs. Is there a XENON bulb in 120V in this size, and would it be compatible?
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Can I replace tungsten-halogen lamps with an LED version?

I've a lamp which uses 12 bulbs of this kind, and I've very little knowledge about this kind of thing, so despite it seems feasible, I don't know what information I should look for, and what kind of ...
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Why do my halogen lamps keep burning out?

In my kitchen, there are 5 halogen lamps, connected in parallel to a 12VAC transformer. The bulbs have rated life of 2000h, but I seem to be getting only about 60 hours out of them. I measured the ...
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Two-way or two-strength LED bulbs

We have a Vent-a-hood over our stove with halogen lights. There's a switch for low level and high level lighting using the same two light bulbs. Would like to replace with LED GU10. Our first attempt ...
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Can I put 42W CFL bulbs into a fixture marked as “R20 Halogen bulbs up to 50W max”?

Both the fixture and the bulbs are E26 standard medium socket; so they definitely fit. And I'm pretty sure the wattage is fine (42w < 50w). I'm just worried about causing a safety hazard... Would ...
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LED light bulbs turn off immediately after being switched on

I have 11 spotlights in my kitchen which are 12V MR16 fittings. Recently they've started giving me trouble. Only 5 out of the 11 still work correctly, the rest have gone I decided it must be a heat ...
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Using LED light bulbs in a dimmer

I have this light fixture: that used halogen light bulbs (philips ecovantage, 500 lumens, 120v, PAR FLOOD25) - ll failed during the same week but one: I wanted to replace them with those LED ...
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Splicing or not on the 12v side of a halogen lighting system

I've concluded that the WH1601-E6A transformer in a light fixture has expired, and ordered a replacement. The 12v wires coming out of the transformer are wired as follows: there a crimp-ons on the ...
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What is causing my halogen lights to not stay on immediately?

I have 2 x 35w halogen bulbs running from a 12v 105w transformer. When I switch them on (standard on/off switch not dimmer switch), they blink on, go off then come back on and stay on. If I switch ...
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What bulb should I use in 4" recessed lights?

I have Halo H99ICAT housings with a variety of trims and am confused on what bulbs I can use. The label inside the can states that I can use specified bulbs with the following trims- 953P Black ...
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Replacing G4 halogen bulbs with LEDs

We've got 12V halogen G4 fixtures mounted under our kitchen cabinets and would like to use LED's instead. I found some G4 LED bulbs on Amazon, and they fit in the fixtures just fine, but if I try to ...
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Molten wire nuts on recessed MR16 halogen lights

In one room of the apartment we rent, there's recessed 12v MR16 halogen lighting. There are 3 different circuits with dimmers. I noticed that two of the bulbs were humming loudly even when dimmed all ...
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How to change halogen bulbs at 18 feet height ceiling?

How can I change the halogen bulbs above 18 feet high ceiling? How can I change the light bulbs around 20 feet height in tennis court?
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Is it safe to use a GU10 adapter in a E27 recessed fixture?

I've got some downlights in my kitchen that have an E27 socket and had E27 fluorescent bulbs in them: I generally dislike the light these put out and was looking to replace them with halogen spots. ...
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How can I get High-CRI lighting for a small room?

I plan to replace a CFL lighting fixture in a small room (10' x 15'), due to its being too dim and giving less-than-perfect light. I'd like to install something that would give me 3500K light with ...
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Is the light quality of halogen/LED low-voltage recessed light actually better than an equivalent line voltage light?

When it comes to deciding whether to go with low voltage or line voltage, a number of sites are in essence saying: your initial installation cost for low voltage will be higher, but you'll get a nicer ...
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Can I use a 175 Watt rated dimmer switch with 4 50 Watt low-voltage light bulbs?

In my bathroom I have 4 x 50W 12V halogen lights, each one connected to its own dimmable capable transformer. I've purchased a ceiling-mounted dimmer switch from Amazon, to replace the current on/off ...
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Is it safe to replace a switch with a dimmer on halogen spots?

I live in Europe (so we're on 220V), and in the house we've got two halogen spots (on a transformer) on a plain switch. Is it safe to replace the switch with a dimmer (like these)? Do the transformer ...
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Why are my downlights constantly blowing?

I have a strip of 3 downlights in my living room, and I am constantly changing globes. Usually two of the globes blow in the first day or two of use, but the third globe will last much longer (at ...
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Replacing Halogen with LED bulbs

I've just purchased some 12V LED MR-16 bulbs, intending to use them to replace the existing 12V Halogen MR-16 bulbs in my bathroom. I have found, much to my chagrin, that the LED bulbs seem to have ...
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Is it generally safe to use a lower wattage bulb in a light fixture? (Specifically Halogen bulbs)

I just bought a light fixture that uses GU10 base Halogen bulbs and came with 50 watt bulbs that are way too bright for my purposes. The documentation lists the maximum wattage bulbs that can be used ...
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Better life span for halogen bulbs in ceiling lighting?

The halogen bulbs for our recessed ceiling spotlights have to be replaced quite often. Could we be using the wrong transformer/bulb combinations? How would I find out? Does the number of bulbs ...
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Where to find Adapter for E-11 or E-14 to E-26 light socket

I used to be able to by 200W Halogens for standard fixtures locally. These were great for my porchlight (which could take the heat), because they lit my entire yard without me having to install more ...
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Where can I find LED indoor floodlights?

Where can I find LED Indoor Floodlights? I have recessed lighting and one of the lights over a nook in my house gets the person hot who sits under the light for too long - plus LED is more energy ...