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.
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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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Reviewing the 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.
- Lee, from the information you have provided, in order to be fully compatible with the existing light fixture you will need to match the same power specifications as far as the primary voltage is concerned. Therefore as long as the primary voltage is the same, then you can select the output of the LED light bulb. Be sure to consider the amount of light output and if it will be a good replacement for the output of the original MR16 bulb, and for your lighting application.
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