Do 240V LED downlights need a transformer?

Do 240V LED downlights need a transformer?

Do 240V LED downlights need a transformer?

All mains powered LED bulbs require a transformer. The purpose of the transformer is to reduce mains voltage (240V) to the desired level relative to the bulb being powered (e.g. 12V or 24V).

Can you use 12v lights on 240V?

You cannot run 240v lights on 12v. You can, however, run 12v lights on 12v. The aim seems to be to run safe voltages into your garden.

Are downlights 240V?

240V or 12V Downlights While new homes now use a GU10 connection especially when installing LED Downlights which runs on a 240V circuit and does not require transformers. Transformers and LED downlight drivers draw power as well as light, therefore 240V downlights are more energy efficient.

Do I need to change the transformer for LED lights?

They will have a transformer either in the ceiling or light fitting. Some LED bulbs, like the Philips Master LED range, have in-built circuitry that can deal with most (but not all) transformers, so you don’t have to change them.

Will a 24V switch work on 12v?

Ignition, Push-Pull, Momentary, Door and other types of Non-Illuminated Switches can be used in a 24V system, with one provison. For a 24V application you must de-rate the current capability of a 12V product. You cannot use Lighted Switches at different voltages than those specified.

Can you use 230v switches for 12v?

Yup, as long as you are switching a current that is lower than the switch is rated for, then you are ok. One word of caution – it is worth building in some headroom in the current ratings.

What’s the difference between 12V and 240V?

12V boats have a cigar lighter socket on board which means that all you are able to charge is your mobile phone in the same way as you would in a car. Some boats have a 240V power supply however. This means that they may have 3 pin sockets on board.

Are down lights 12V?

Low Voltage (12V) Downlights – Bright Lighting.