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Re: Assistance with Halogen to LED swap

Postby latino » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:02 pm

Bthree wrote:
latino wrote:Interesting. The 7w Phillips was on my list to try but they have gaps and leaves the ceiling kind of open for dust and creapy crawlies to crawl through.


Started using these and I like them, they seem to work on existing transformers without problems, wrote a bit of a story in another LED thread.
You are right they do create an opening into the ceiling space (some of the others do to), I intend to place a sealed metal can over each light sit the transformer on top and add the insulation back to almost cover the lot.
The 7w master Philips run at about 60-70 degrees (halogens around) 250 degrees to there is virtually no risk of fire and trapped heat can flow back into the room if any.


Just out of curiousity. Are these on dimmers. If they are do they dim without issues?

Seems like this is becoming one of my better options.

They also sell a non dimmable 6.5 Watt version without the gaps. Is this still a good one?
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Re: Assistance with Halogen to LED swap

Postby Bthree » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:00 pm

I do not run dimmers

Have not used the 6.5w items but you may find them on LEDMAD's site, covers a lot of brands and gives an insight into dimming god or bad, even a graph
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Re: Assistance with Halogen to LED swap

Postby latino » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:48 pm

Has anyone ever been quoted a price to convert MR16 to GU10. Converters are like $5 each.

The most commonly used parts of the house - Kitchen dining and living room has a total of 16 downlights. Wonder how much would be a reasonable amount to have them converted.
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Re: Assistance with Halogen to LED swap

Postby davidg » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:58 pm

latino wrote:Wonder how much would be a reasonable amount to have them converted.

Time and any additional materials is what you would normally wind up with, it also depends on the size of hole in the ceiling and whether someone has to climb in the ceiling of not. The price of the convertors is about right give or take a dollar.
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Re: Assistance with Halogen to LED swap

Postby LEDMAD » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:02 pm

Bthree wrote:I do not run dimmers
Have not used the 6.5w items but you may find them on LEDMAD's site, covers a lot of brands and gives an insight into dimming god or bad, even a graph


Picked up one of the 6.5W Philips MR16 globes from Bunnings on the week-end.

Looks like these globes are not dimmable. Which explains why they are a little cheaper and a little more efficient that the other 7W versions that Philips also offers. They are are fairly narrow angle however, and I didn't see any wide angle variant available.

Edit: It does still have air gaps as well. Just not quite as large as the 7W unit.
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