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Downlight Problems

  • The obvious – replace the bulb.
  • There are many cheap bulbs on the market – if the same bulb try a bulb from a well known manufacturer – more expensive but more reliable.
  • Downlights use many different voltages. Is the bulb voltage rating correct? Compare the problem bulb, or bulbs, with bulbs that work OK – are they the same?
  • Downlights have many different wattage ratings. Is the bulb wattage rating correct? Compare the problem bulb, or bulbs, with bulbs that work OK – are they the same?
  • Is something covering the bulb housing, for instance loft insulation? Overheating causes many different problems.
  • Dimmer switches do not work well with downlights. Try a ‘normal’ on\off light switch instead of a dimmer switch.
  • Downlights have transformers to reduce the voltage supply – try replacing the downlight transformer.
  • Downlights do not ‘work well’ with cheap downlight transformers – try a higher quality (more expensive) downlight transformer.
  • Is the downlight transformer the correct wattage? Downlight transformers have wattage ratings and will only work correctly with a bulb of the correct wattage.

 

Judge Electrical Limited
15 Mulberry Court, Huntington, York, YO32 9TU
Telephone 01904 764845 (Landline), 07919 033113 Mobile)
Email info@judgeelectrical.co.uk
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