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Like where lighting technology is going

2017-11-12 21:50:10.832346+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Like where lighting technology is going... LED panels are da bomb.

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#Comment Re: Like where lighting technology is going made: 2017-11-13 14:49:08.359811+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Just remember that, when it goes out, you have to replace the entire fixture. They're getting less expensive but are still more than a simple bulb, and replacing it may require an electrician in some areas (at least, replacing it legally). At some point the mounting and a user-serviceable connection should be standardized, which should fix that problem.

You might want to stick a surge suppressor in your breaker panel if you've got a few of these in the house to help protect them.

#Comment Re: Like where lighting technology is going made: 2017-11-13 19:45:44.237372+00 by: Dan Lyke

We don't get enough lightning in these areas to give the surge suppressors a workout, but it also probably wouldn't be a huge deal to drop a MOV across the lighting circuit...

I don't know what the lifespan of the panel is, but I figure that by the time we have to replace it technology will have gone even further forward.

And I also haven't hooked up a dimmer to it yet, but it's dimmable (uses a 10v dimmer); we may put these in other rooms, where we'll probably want to dim them.


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