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I am thinking of buying 12 Toshiba E-CORE 6.7 watt MR16 LED - Non-Dimmable bulbs to replace the 35 Watt bulbs in my kitchen.
Do you think they will be a suitable replacement?
They say on the website 310 lumens - 50 watt equivalent.
Also, do I need LED transformers as well?
Thanks in advance, Adrian
Its good that you are going for LED lamps,as they are using just 6,5 Watts
instead of 35 W.
Answer to your question-they are suitable ,I use LED lamps in all my rewiring jobs.
They dont need another transformer,just use the existing ones.
I see that this lamps are about £ 14.00,if you dont know
toolstation started selling similar mr16 LED bulbs for £ 4.95.
or screwfix are selling philips make-£ 9.98
Answered 9th Sep 2012
if your existing 35w lamps are running from individual transformers they are probably rated at 20-60va(suitable for lamps 20-60w) although the leds may operate they are not suited to these transformers and should be paired with LED constant current drivers. They are more expensive so I dont generally use12volt LEDs but the 240volt LEDs as there is no driver/transformer reqired so the layout is much less and no transformer/driver maintenance to worry about. If interested try a site called LEDHUT most lamps rated at 50000hrs and guaranteed for 2 years with free delivery.
Answered 11th Sep 2012