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    Removal of a g9 halogen 25w osram capsule

    Hi, I'm trying to remove a lightbulb from a fitting that was in place when we moved here. The bulb is deep into the shade around it and the gap around the bulb is not wide enough to grab by hand. I feel like I'm missing a trick! I've attached some pictures which might help explain my...
  2. K

    Chandilier G4 capsule bulbs Halogen and Led problem.

    Hello, I was hoping to get an idea of what's wrong with my light before paying for someone to come out and tell me that I just need to buy a different bulb. I have a Veniecien 5 light chandelier from next that need 5 x 20 W 12 volt G4 capsule bulbs. The instructions do not specify LED or...
  3. S

    Neff Cooker Hood Halogen Bulb?

    One of the bulbs in my Neff Cooker Hood has blown. As far as I know it is 20w. What I need to know is whether it would be 12v or 240v. The only ones I can find are 12v. I tried one but it only lasted a few weeks. Any help would be much appreciated.
  4. K

    Issue with having all LED spotlights in bathroom, 2 must remain Halogen

    Hi, I have 6 spotlights in my bathroom, when I moved into the house 4 years ago I replaced all 6 with LEDs but they wouldn't work, turns out I could only get the lights to stay on if 2 Halogen bulbs remained (1 on each end of the bathroom). Recently one of the 2 Halogen bulbs has died and now...
  5. J

    Dimmers - what goes with what?

    Hi. Buying light fittings was easy last time I had to do it (years ago). Now renovating and want all lights on dimmers. Electrician has wired first fix already. Now I need to choose the right light fittings/bulbs/types of dimmer switches. I'll have a mixture of recessed spots, wall lights and a...
  6. W

    Halogen replacement bulb suggestion

    Newbie question. I have a 42W Philips E14 SES Halogen small Edison screw fit Dimmable Golf ball bulb. I understand one cannot buy halogen bulbs anymore. What is the best LED replacement option please? Has to be dimmable.
  7. L

    Changing halogen downlights to LED - GU10 or GU5.3?

    I have 10+ halogen downlights in the house. They are 12v GU5.3 (MR16) with transformers. They have been in over 20 years and various parts are looking scruffy and even perishing, so I am going to change over to LED while renovating. Are there any technical or safety considerations in going to...
  8. I

    Remove Halogen Dimmer to use lamp with LED

    Hi there, I was going to remove the dimmer and transformator from my halogen lamp so I could use it with LED bulbs (not dimmable). However, when I opened the little electronics box I overwhelmed. I would appreciate some advice as to how to proceed with my plans. The lamp holds 2 separately...
  9. A

    LED lighting replaced Halogen (GU10)

    Hi I wonder if you can help In a rented property the kitchen has around 10 GU 10 halogen lights the tenant decided to replace these lights with new GU 10 lights And these days as you can only easily source LED GU10 Bulbs I’m almost certain the tenant has replaced the halogen lights with LED...
  10. B

    Under-counter halogen lights not working

    Hi, I replaced the transformer for a set of 3 under-counter halogen lights and now they work perfectly. However, when I changed the transformer for another of the exact same set of lights, the lights still don't work. I've tried 2 transformers and I've made sure that they are the right ones for...
  11. R

    LED don’t work

    Trying to replace 12v halogen downlighter with led but the replacements don’t work.
  12. R

    Replacing halogen GU5.3 with LEDs - tried twice and failed - help please.

    Hi, I have a hob extractor with 2x halogen MR16 / GU5.3 light bulbs. The transformer inside it is this one: https://www.fiyo.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/19/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/9/1/91057250.jpg (230/240v~ 0.26A~ 11.5v~ 60W max - 2 x GU5.3 20W lights) I have tried to...
  13. A

    Can you put a150w bulb into a 250w floodlight fitting please?

    I know the 250w halogen bulb is bigger. But can you buy a longer 150w one to fit please?
  14. K

    halogen spotlights to LED downlights

    Hi everyone :) I'm new to this forum and looking for some advise. (By the way im not a professional, just a DIY'er with some experience working on electrics for DIY projects etc) In the bathroom im changing my current Halogen spotlights to new LED down lights. The current Halogen lights are...
  15. B

    LED Gu10s to replace Halogen lamps not working

    Hi, In the past I've replaced MR16 halogen spots with LEDs and had issues getting them to work. I understand this is driver related. This time, I'm having problems switching GU10s halogen with LED. I can't understand this as my understanding is there will not be a driver involved and this...
  16. W

    Golf 42W E14 Halogen to LED

    Guys One further question. In the conservatory, I have three wall lights which has E14 42W Golf Halogen bulbs. Can I replace these straight with LED E14 (say 6W) 4000K bright bulbs?
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    2007 Nissan Pathfinder change Xenon to halogen headlights

    I have a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder Aventura (R51) it is fitted with Xenon headlights. I want to fit european headlights as I am exporting the car to France but am unable to find the xenon headlights. Is it possible to change the existing headlights to Halogen? If so how technical is the change?
  18. C

    Domestic Earthing required? MR16 halogen to GU10 LED conversion

    Hello, I am converting my ceiling downlighters to LED. The old MR16 50W halogen bulbs come with a 12v transformer. I plan to cut the LV cable just before the transformer, then strip it and wire it into the new GU10 LED lamp holder. This means the new GU10 lamp holder will not be earthed. Looking...
  19. J

    bathroom halogen downlights - new to me need help

    The bathroom in my bungalow is fitted with ceiling down lights but my knowledge of these is far from good. There are three lamps in the ceiling but one lamp doesn’t last long and I don’t know why. Has each light got its own transformer or does one transformer provide all three? The lamp I have...
  20. R

    Halogen to LED- Transformers?

    Hi, I was hoping for some advice on replacements for the spotlights in our kitchen. There are currently over a dozen (!), spotlights in the kitchen- all halogen. Many of them have died now, and I’m obviously looking to replace them all with suitable LED replacements, but I’m not sure a) what...
  21. D

    Help needed about halogen lights

    Hi. I'm sure this is a simple question to answer so I apologise for my complete ignorance! My parents have just bought an apartment in Portugal and in the kitchen they have a brass fitting containing three halogen spotlights, and similar in the hallway. A couple of the bulbs have gone so they...
  22. Gavin John Hyde

    EU banning Halogen bulbs!

    Despite banning old filament bulbs and telling us all to use these halogen ones instead, the politburo and EU dictatorship have decided that we should now only use LED lamps and have banned halogen ones... EU will ban halogen bulbs at the end of the month making lighting our homes TWICE as...
  23. Gakure

    Halogen to LED downlight replacement.

    Hi all, I have been asked to quote to replace existing Halogen 12V with LED downlights. Do you guys have any recommendation, there are 37 of them. I have seen some at Scewfix for £89 park of 10 and kews they have H2 for approximate £12 + VAT. *would you charge per light or on hourly rates.
  24. W

    Halogen to led downlighters

    Hello first floor has halogen recessed downlighters run off a 12v transformer. I’m sure you can’t just swap the lamps to led but why is that if they both are low voltage and also If it’s the first floor it needs to be fire rated right? Many thanks
  25. J

    Reverting from LED lighting to Halogen

    Hi, I am not an electrician but I wondered if I might ask for a little bit of advice? My parents have just bought a house and all of the rooms are lit with LED light bulbs, which give me a bad headache after half an hour. I would like to switch to halogen light bulbs, but I've never really...
  26. L

    Electronic transformer box - halogen light fitting...help!

    Hi Can anyone give me some advice. My light fitting has stopped working after my husband changed the bulbs. I think the transformer has blown (bulbs put in were too high wattage) and I’m looking to change it. Can anyone advice me of a good replacement for an NRE-80 transformer please. Picture...
  27. L

    110v site lamps at 240v domestic

    Hello, I have bought some site lighting with 110v plugs to rig up in my shed workshop which has a 240v domestic supply. Obviously I can use a site inverter but I would like to avoid this. Is it just a case of rewiring and fitting 240v halogen bulbs? Some help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
  28. J

    Kitchen Halogen lights to LED

    Hi, I currently have 13 (yes 13!) kitchen halogen downlights that I want to convert to LED's. They are the 12v halogen pin type connected to AC 240V transformer (60VA). Is it possible to convert these to to something like Philips 8W MR16 LED? Im not sure if the transformer I currently have is...
  29. E

    LED & Halogen on same circuit - Halogens no longer work

    I have 5 lights in my garden on the same circuit, they were all previously small industrial looking fluorescent tube lights. Last weekend I replaced two of them with standard halogen light fittings (Astro 0483 | Homefield 1 Light Outdoor Wall Light -...
  30. H

    Low voltage halogen stops working but bulb not blown

    Hi, I've got 8x 50w 12v halogen lights each with individual transformers in the bathroom. Two of the lights occasionally stop working. If you pull out the bulb and re-seat it, they start working again. The bulbs are fine. Only they stop working again in a few days and you have to do the same...
  31. J

    Understanding led & lowering energy cost

    Would it be fair to say there are two types of recess lights: Halogen and LED, I am trying ti replace the Halogen recess light with an LED recess light. The electrician tells me there is no transformer attached to the Halogen lights, he said the Halogen fitting constitute 9w and 50w within...
  32. V

    Domestic Halogen Gu10's Banned From Sept 1st

    I don't know if there is another thread on this? But I can't find one. I got an email the other day saying that directional halogen bulbs (which includes GU10) would be banned/phased out from 1st Sept 2016. I must admit I know there were murmurings a couple of years ago about EU legislation...
  33. L

    Domestic Sub-newb question - wiring a 240V to 12V halogen lights transformer

    Firstly, hi, Lavrentiu here, live in sunny Cyprus where thankfully we have the same wiring/setup as UK which is a good thing :clap: I moved to a new place few days ago, this flat has some groovy halogen spotlights by the entrance door but unfortunately none worked. After buying a few new lamps...
  34. M

    Halogen to LED 12V MR16

    Hi I currently have halogen lights 3 x 20w on a 12v Transformer Power 65W and I want to change them over to LED lights but I have to use the existing transformer as I'm unable to get to them to take them out and use the mains to change them over to GU10. So my question is what is the best way...
  35. H

    Halogen Light

    Went to help neighbour replace lamp in outside halogen lamp because "the lamp has gone". The screws are all seized up and there's no way to get in without drilling the screw, so said for sake of £5 it'll be easier replacing the unit. I was off home again as she said "it comes on sometimes, and...
  36. Joe S

    Domestic Low voltage halogen equivalent???

    I have a customer who has in excess of 25 low voltage down lights that are on 24/7. They have a condition where they can't tolerate LEDs or CFL lamps and GU10's aren't bright enough. Does anyone know of a make of bulb that runs cooler than most as I am changed lamp holders every 6-8 mths. I've...
  37. M

    Problems with LED bulbs

    Hi guys, please bear in mind I'm not a pro with this. i am trying to replace the G4 halogen capsule in my two ceiling fittings. These are brand new identical fittings and each has 7 20w halogens. I have replaced these with 2w led G4 capsules. Now this is my problem, birth lights are powered at...
  38. K

    Domestic New spot light installation

    Hi there I wonder if you can please give me some good advice on some recent work that has been undertaken at my house. we have an old board then was here when we moved in. The downstairs lights are on a mini trip fuse the rest are the wire fuses. down stairs we had 5 pendant fittings and 6...
  39. P

    LED Floods versus Halogens

    Hi Guys I'm completely sold on the financial and technical advantages of LED interior downlights over halogens but I need convincing about replacing outside halogen floods by the LED units. First, is a 50 Watt LED floodlight technically equivalent to a 400 Watt halogen? A statement on a...
  40. J

    Domestic GU10 halogen bulb exploded?

    Hey there, I recently moved into my new home which is entirely lit by 50 watt GU10 halogen spotlights, though I am gradually purchasing LED equivalents whenever money can be spared due to the fantastic efficiency. Last night I switched on the livingroom lights which is lit by a total of 8...
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