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Ac 85-230v and ac 90-240v in uk & us

What does it mean when lights have a rated voltage of AC 85-265V or 90-240V? Does that mean these lights can be used in both UK and US without additional transformers / converters?


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In theory yes, but the voltage range 85 to 240 is huge, so it would be advisable to get more information from the manufacturer as the light output could well alter dramatically based on the supply voltage. As a rule it is best to avoid using any US lamps in the UK as they are not CE marked and generally not earthed, so fail to meet the UK safety requirements let alone the issue of the supply voltage issues.


Answered 4th Aug 2015

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