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    Chanceux
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    CelticRambler
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    Removed the halogen lamp and discovered the ceramic insulation at one end had reduced itself to powder.

    Interesting observation: I had the same thing happen to a GU10 bulb. It was still working – I only found the problem when I went to swap it for one of the batch of 25 for 2€ that the taxman gave me … :???:


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    A PIR proximity sensor can be purchased and easily replaced. I use LED either where on for long periods or independent with photo electric charging.

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    they hate us because of our values

    2 X PIR motion sensors arrived this morning. Description laundry hampers, value $ 0,62.
    Immediately ordered another 2 for spare. Cost delivered € 6,71.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    vic evans
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    I’ve been thinking about replacing two 500w halogen floods at the rear of my house so this thread got me going.

    I was going to order https://www.wholesaleledlights.co.uk/50w-led-floodlight-4000-lumens.html but free postage to UK turned to £20 to send to France. Total cost for 2 lights about £88. Shame ‘cos they seemed the DB’s but if they can ship ‘free’ to UK I thought I was being done as there must be some cost to supplier so:-

    I looked again & ordered https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-80W-LED-Floodlight-Garden-Lighting-Outdoor-Landscape-Security-Lights-Warm-/182882344999?hash=item2a94a32027  Carriage cost about £13. Total cost for 2 lights about £59

     


    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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    I’ve been thinking about replacing two 500w halogen floods at the rear of my house so this thread got me going.

    I was going to order https://www.wholesaleledlights.co.uk/50w-led-floodlight-4000-lumens.html but free postage to UK turned to £20 to send to France. Total cost for 2 lights about £88. Shame ‘cos they seemed the DB’s but if they can ship ‘free’ to UK I thought I was being done as there must be some cost to supplier so:-

    I looked again & ordered https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-80W-LED-Floodlight-Garden-Lighting-Outdoor-Landscape-Security-Lights-Warm-/182882344999?hash=item2a94a32027 Carriage cost about £13. Total cost for 2 lights about £59

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    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

    Havd you considered just changing the halogen for an led COB.
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    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    vic evans
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    Havd you considered just changing the halogen for an led COB.

    Cheers Loops.

    Yeah I thought about it but the existing light fittings are now about 11 years old so time for a change.

    I’ll take your advice for the floods in the barn though as they don’t get any weather & are in good nick.

    I’ve already changed the 3 bathroom vanity unit light bulbs for LED & as the missus doesn’t object to the light they give off I’m seriously considering changing the G4 halogen spots in the house. Trouble is there’s 24 of ’em & 6 – 8 transformers  so maybe softly softly as I’m not sure if the transformers will work. After that there’s the 2 lounge chandeliers, bedroom lights, boules alley fluorescents & various stables &  outbuildings.

    Hell! now I’ve made that list I doubt I’ll live long enough to get my money back if I change ’em all so maybe I’ll stick at the high wattage floodlights :whistle:


    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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    I changed my 4 G4 halogens for 4 x G4 12 v. They didn’t last 5 minutes. So scrapped the transformers and fitted G4 220 v. They worked OK but round COB leds didnt throw light much.
    So I replaced them with a couple of spottish fittings.
    My advice is to keep the fittings with suitable G4 bulbs and ditch the transformers, the transformers are useless as the output is 12 v AC.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.fr%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152823931661
    Seller in Rennes so quick delivery.
    But millions on sale in china all shapes and sizes.
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    Same thing at € 6,68.
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    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    No they are finely minced although there is probably a lot of one in the other.

    Like you I gagged with andouillette yet I love tripes à la mode de Caen so I persevered and found that they are indeed very palatable if I put a peg on my nose!!

    I have adopted the French habit of tasting with my nose or at least being conscious that is what happens when I eat.


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    Where I am constantly cannabilising the not so reliable LED downlight fittings I have a lot of spare tiny single fitting transformers, I had tried LED replacement G4 bulbs for the bathroom vanity units which were always blowing halogens but the existing transformers just made the LED bulbs flicker, the spare LED trannys work a treat.

    The only thing that I didnt like was that the light output was very harsh and you could see the individual LEDS, I solved this by covering the glass with a small piece of the frosted window film I use in the apartments it works really well with a led light behind it and you can find the stuff in all the bricos, Leclerc etc.

    A couple of the halogens had actually broken the glasses, because the LEDs run so cool I could finally replace them with some thin clear plastic off a blister package plus the frosted film, the LED’s do not overheat it, the halogens broke glass!!!!


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    LEDs come in two types cold and warm,. Warm ones give less light due go their lower Kelvin Temp..
    An LED is a light emitting diode,, lower frequency lower light output, thats why they are popular for street lighting, car approaches round about, bingo lighting increases.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    @ vic my next led step forward will be a chip and led on an alu base.
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    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    I’m not sure if the transformers will work.

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    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

    Transformers for halogens shouldn’t really be used for LED’s The resistance of a halogen lamp keeps things pretty stable light wise. LED’s have very low resistance and the drift on a transformer can over volt or cause flicker which induces voltage spikes lowering or ending the LED’s life prematurely.

    LED drivers on the other hand are voltage stabilised to prevent over volting.


    Raising the standards of swimming pool knowledge and technology.

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    @ vic my next led step forward will be a chip and led on an alu base. . https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F252503593177

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    Don’t forget heat transfer paste between the COB chip and heat sink. Also the voltage for the larger COB chips vary, some are 24v, 36v, 48v, so make sure of this when ordering the driver units.


    Raising the standards of swimming pool knowledge and technology.

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    And then of course there are 240volt COB lights:

    https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Lighting_Menu_Index/Lamps_and_Tubes_Index/LEDlite_LED_Dim/index.html#LEDlite_LED_COB

    Most LED lights can be obtained in 240volts, GU10 and all other fittings, much more convenient than trying to salvage transformers from the 12volt range of old.

    Mike


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