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Halogen Replacement

Postby milesy » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:34 pm

HI All

in my bathroom i currenly have a 12v Halogen lamp (JC Type 6.3) not sure of its wattage, however it is mounted in a 'ceiling rose' (i can post a pic for anyone who may want to see what i mean)

I am contemplating replaceing this with some form of LED lighting - i wonder if anyone has some experience for a light that gives a good spread to keep the bathroom well lit with a single light source??
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby Tracker » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:25 am

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Hi and welcome..

Only lamp.. sounds a bit shadowie.... not familiar with the particular bulb used..

Look... the age of the LED has really arrived.. I have started to replace cfl lamps with LED.
Some have come from ALDI, and they work well, AMD they come with guarantees... that is good..

We now have good quality oysters.. they would be good for a bathroom (diffuse light)..
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby LEDMAD » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:35 am

The G4 Halogen bi-pin bulbs you describe are both very small and very bright.
(The GY6.35 base means there is 6.35mm between pins).

These bulbs can range from 10W to 150W. You might find a LED replacement that is bright enough to match around 20W. But there is no chance you will find a LED that matches a 50W+ Halogen that is also as small as the G4 Halogen.

Might be better to change the whole fitting to take a larger bulb.

Some have come from ALDI, and they work well, AMD they come with guarantee


Actually Aldi light have a rubbish guarantee. It is just 60 days. On the other hand most of the reputable LED manufacturers have 2 to 10 year guarantees.
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby milesy » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:34 am

based on your suggestion of replacing the light entirely (which i am open too) what would be your suggestion?? have a look at the photo as to the setup of the light

my concern is that the existing light is using the ceiling rose effectively as a reflector - using something like an LED downlight arrangement would produce far more directional light and not use the rose to spread the light as is currently the case?
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby Tracker » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:09 pm

LEDMAD wrote:The G4 Halogen bi-pin bulbs you describe are both very small and very bright......

Ouch - they would be hard on the eyes
Actually Aldi light have a rubbish guarantee. It is just 60 days. On the other hand most of the reputable LED manufacturers have 2 to 10 year guarantees.

I just checked the unopened package and , there is NOTHING about guarantee, so perhaps you are right.....

Given that fancy plaster ceiling feature, I really don't know what to suggest .. I would be looking at something hanging down and shining back into the fitting, for that diffuse light...
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby LEDMAD » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:14 pm

What about 2 LED concentric rings hanging down inside the rose.
Could have one facing up into the rose and one down.
Would probably require a bit of DIY construction to hang them however.

Something like these maybe,
http://www.leds-lux.com/led_ultrathin_p ... _CRing.htm
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby Smurf1976 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:02 pm

If the halogen lamp you have now is bare (just the exposed bulb) then personally I wouldn't want to be using that as a light source.

The amount of UV they produce is significant and not good for you. Seriously, it's a potential health issue depending on duration of exposure, whether your stare at the bulb and so on. It probably won't kill you, but I'd be getting a different light source just to be sure.
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby milesy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:11 am

Smurf - that is exactly what it is...although the ceiling rose i ges helps diffuse the light (similar to a photographers umbrella) it is just the exposed lamp.

im not sure about the rings as suggested by LEDMAD - these seem a bit more of a novilty than a serious light source??

im still scratching my head on what to do here?
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby LEDMAD » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:45 am

Can you cut a larger hole in the top of rose's dome?

Then use a round flat panel LED light. Something like these.
http://goo.gl/bTTeqw
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Re: Halogen Replacement

Postby Tracker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:49 am

http://www.anyware.com.au/LED_Ceiling_Lights.aspx

These Oyster Fittings might work, but I assume that the rose, itself, is not that big..

PS - I am going to change some rooms with circular-flouro's over to these... :D
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