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Can a dimmable MR16 LED be used with a wire wound transformer?

By |2017-07-17T11:09:39+01:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: |

Preferably not. Shuttle does not qualify any dimmer model to be used with wire wound transformers due to the possibility of dimmer and/or LED damage. In fact, a number of prominent dimmable LED manufacturers/suppliers issued release notes which state that the LED's are not to be dimmed when powered from wire wound transformers. Unless the [...]

Choosing between low voltage or 230vac dimmable LED lamps

By |2017-07-17T11:08:12+01:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: |

In the case of dimmable LED's the advantages of the direct 230VAC products makes this the preferred choice. Most often the MR16 LED lamp is not supplied with a transformer. This then not only brings compatibility of the LED and transformer into question, but also compatibility of the transformer and dimmer and in most cases [...]

Choosing between low voltage or 230vac halogen lamps

By |2017-07-17T11:07:03+01:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: |

Low voltage MR16 halogen lamps have a physically much thicker and shorter filament than that of it's 230VAC counterparts. This produces a more even light distribution, generally ensures a much longer lamp lifetime and makes the low voltage lamps less prone to possible over voltage or “spikes” from the mains. The MR16 lamps are also [...]

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