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Replace MR16 Bulbs with MR16 LED Bulbs in a Track Light

Lee in Virginia asks: I am looking to buy MR16 LED bulbs to replace the existing halogen MR16 in some track lighting. However, I noticed the existing halogen (6) bulbs are 24 volt, not the typical 12 volt.


MR16 Light Bulb
Electrical Question: I am looking to buy MR16 LED bulbs to replace the existing halogen MR16 in some track lighting. HOWEVER, I noticed the existing halogen (6) bulbs are 24 volt, not the typical 12 volt.

I am looking to buy MR16 LED bulbs to replace the existing halogen MR16 in some track lighting. HOWEVER, I noticed the existing halogen (6) bulbs are 24 volt, not the typical 12 volt.

What I’m looking for is a MR16 LED, 24 volt, 350+ lumens, soft white and dimmable. If I go with a 12 volt, there is a huge variety to choose from online but 24 volt is not so available with all the other specs.

This electrical wiring question came from Lee, a Handyman in Fairfax, Virginia.

Additional Comments: Very informative….

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Lee.

Replacing MR16 Bulbs with LED Bulbs

Application: Electrical Safety a Rope Light.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Rope Light, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Rope Light should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Fairfax, Virginia. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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