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Posted: 09†December†2010 at 4:00pm | IP Logged Quote bikerlad26

Hey all

i have just moved house and am having to do my setup again but i really want to use low energy lamps dont need to them to dim i have loads of LW10U's

i was wondering what other people use with Low energy lamps or do i go back down the root of filament lamps

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Hi Chris,

I have just fitted six cheap Ebay GU10 3W LED lights to my Mothers kitchen to replace the standard filament GU10's that continuously blow and take the power out (Not good for an 82 year old woman living on her own). I was surprised how bright they are. A smaller arc of illumination, but at £5 each they are well worth it. 300W to 18W in a matter of minutes

Do an Ebay search on item: 120657076537 and you will see the type I bought (And one of the present multiple offers).

I think 6W GU10 LED will be just right if they increase the arc a bit.

My kitchen and two of the bedrooms are kitted out with 12V MR16's, so I may be swapping them as well soon
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Posted: 10†December†2010 at 9:03am | IP Logged Quote bikerlad26

Thanks for that Homer

the only prob is would have to change all the lights in the house as there are all pendents not sure if the other half would be up to the job of doing that.

The only other option i have come up with is to insert a BBSB in-ceiling switch in every pendant then in the switch connect the common and sw together to make it permanently live and put a BBSB switch on a blanking plate and use that

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Posted: 10†December†2010 at 3:37pm | IP Logged Quote 

Hi Chris,

That would be so much easier with a BBS fitting built into the ceiling rose itself. Here's an earlier thread on the subject by one of our experienced senior members -   you !

Talisman's last idea in that thread might work - fewer expensive automation devices to add, but X10 rather than BBS. It would be worth checking that they don't need a neutral before doing that though !
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