Hobie1 wrote:I am constructing a new house, and I want to have all lighting where possible as LED’s.
Hobie1 wrote: Prices are not cheap but I assume a lot of this is because they have a transformer attached.
Hobie1 wrote:Is there any reason why the lighting cannot be 12v, supplied via batteries (LiFePO4). And if so what LED down lighting is then used?
davidg wrote:look seriously at GU10's instead. they don't require transformer
davidg wrote:I did a test on them they are using 7.5watts (they say 12w) each for light that have 95% of the same light output as traditional 50w MR16's according to my Lux meter.
Hobie1 wrote:Is there any reason why the lighting cannot be 12v, supplied via batteries (LiFePO4)
Hobie1 wrote: $30k for batteries alone.
Hobie1 wrote:He has quoted $12k to do the 220mt underground cable (I have a ditch witch so will be doing the digging).
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