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Old 01-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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Replacing Halogen Ceiling Lights with LEDs

After Fulltiming in our Pinnacle for a little over 2 months now, we have had 5 of the 28 Halogen "Puck" Lights in the Ceiling blow.
We bought a few LEDs to replace the Halogens and to see how we liked them.
They run much cooler, use much less power and seem to work great.
They do put out a whiter light but light output level is fine.
You can get replacements with different counts of LED Chips on them for use in different areas.
We bought some of the LEDs with fewer chips for the undercounter lights and accent lighting, and more chips for the ceiling lights to get the same light output as the Halogens we are replacing.
We are in our final phase replacing all of our Halogens with LEDs, the last 12 LEDs will arrive this week.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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The led light is a little different but you will get used to them. I like the idea of the lamps running cooler, just seems safer.
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I am about 1/2 done on mine... I went with the bright white.... but at 17-25$ ea it gets expensive....
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I am about 1/2 done on mine... I went with the bright white.... but at 17-25$ ea it gets expensive....
RoyBraddy turned me on to these for $4.99 a pop. I've ordered one and when it gets here, I will give some feedback but for sure, the price is right.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180783112812...84.m1497.l2649
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Are the ones you are using approved for use on dimmers? My ceiling lights are all on dimmers.
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Below are the LED lights I am using, they appear to be good quality and work great.
The ones I ordered are "Warm White", they put out a very white light but do not have the "Blueish" Color some of the the cool white bulbs have.

I put the 20 Watt LEDs in the smaller undercabinet light fixtures in the kitchen and undercablnet light fixtures in the living area.
I put the 25 Watt LEDs in the larger ceiling fixtures.

The seller has Free shipping from Hong Kong, it takes about 3 weeks to arrive but shipper provides international tracking number within a day after purchase that you can track on the USPS site.

I do not believe they are dimmable, the Pinnacle does not have dimmer switches, guess that was a cost cutting measure when changing from the Designer to the Pinnacle.

20 Watt G4 Puck Light Replacements - $6.11 each

http://www.hero-ledstore.com/g4-12v-...20w-p-754.html

25 Watt G4 Puck Light Replacements - $8.54 each

http://www.hero-ledstore.com/g4-12v-...25w-p-974.html
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Below are the LED lights I am using, they appear to be good quality and work great.
The ones I ordered are "Warm White", they put out a very white light but do not have the "Blueish" Color some of the the cool white bulbs have.

I put the 20 Watt LEDs in the smaller undercabinet light fixtures in the kitchen and undercablnet light fixtures in the living area.
I put the 25 Watt LEDs in the larger ceiling fixtures.

The seller has Free shipping from Hong Kong, it takes about 3 weeks to arrive but shipper provides international tracking number within a day after purchase that you can track on the USPS site.

I do not believe they are dimmable, the Pinnacle does not have dimmer switches, guess that was a cost cutting measure when changing from the Designer to the Pinnacle.

20 Watt G4 Puck Light Replacements - $6.11 each

http://www.hero-ledstore.com/g4-12v-...20w-p-754.html

25 Watt G4 Puck Light Replacements - $8.54 each

http://www.hero-ledstore.com/g4-12v-...25w-p-974.html
Those are no where near as bright as the ones I have.. yes way cheaper but I want to be able to read under them....
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I have a general question regarding changing to LED and sorry if I have missed the answer in other threads/posts.

When changing to LED, do you just change the existing bulb to a LED that matches up with you existing fixture or are you completely removing the fixture and installing a whole new LED fixture bulb assembly?

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I have a general question regarding changing to LED and sorry if I have missed the answer in other threads/posts.

When changing to LED, do you just change the existing bulb to a LED that matches up with you existing fixture or are you completely removing the fixture and installing a whole new LED fixture bulb assembly?

Thanks in advance
I've seen where you can do it either way. Obviously a complete assembly is more expensive than just changing out the guts. Without knowing what type of lights you have, I couldn't say. In my case, Command Electronics sells replacement guts or complete assemblies for the lights in my 22FB.
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Quahog, thanks for the info. I'm going to wait until my unit is out of warrenty before making any major changes to the lights I think. That gives me another year to research and see what others are doing, likes/dislikes etc
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