Low voltage vs mains downlighters


Postby misterg » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:43 pm

Hi

I bought some mains downlighters to fit myself, as I didn't want to worry about Part P. Other than that what are the advantages and disadvantages of mains and low voltage?

Unfortunately the lighting circuit wiring was in such a state, rubber insulated and hard as a rock, I decided a rewire was in order.

I called in a qualified electrician for a quote and he suggested using low voltage lights instead. He'll be fitting them now as part of the whole circuit rewire.

Should I swap the mains ones for low voltage?

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Postby sparx » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:37 am

Hi misterg, no real differences 20watts is 20 watts wether 240v at low current or 12v at high current, main diffs are limits on distance from transformer if using several lv lights on 1 trnsf. cost more for lv ones with individual trnsfs. but only got 12v at light so slightly safer but personally I won't fit lv ones as too many probs,
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Postby misterg » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:39 pm

Thanks again Sparx.

Then I'll stick with what i've got.

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