Monthly Archives: July 2013

Can I use a LED bulb in a Line Voltage Housing and Trim?

Yes, LED bulbs can be used in Line Voltage Housings and Trims. These types of bulbs are readily available in Par, R and A shaped bulbs. It’s important to note, that the shape of the bulb should be as close to the bulb specified by the manufacture as possible. For example, if the housing and trim are recommending a Par/R shaped bulb, the LED bulb should be in a Par/R shape. However due to the length and width of some bulbs, the light pattern given off by the bulb and the overall look, may not be what was originally intended.

What is a LED puck light?

LED puck lights are small lights that use light emitting diodes (LEDs) to create lighting for an area that is typically out of the way or otherwise difficult to light. These lights are generally small and self-contained, running on batteries or through solar charging for nighttime use. Some of these lights are intended for fairly permanent use and can be connected to a surface through a mounting bracket, though other lights are designed to stick in an area and be removed later. LED puck lights can be activated in a number of different ways, and can be simple white lights or provide colored illumination.

Sometimes called “under cabinet lights,” LED puck lights can be utilized both indoors and outdoors for many different purposes and in different spaces. These lights are typically fairly small and round, similar in general size and shape to a puck used in ice hockey, from which they have received their common name. They are often manufactured in a disc shape and are circular, usually with either two flat sides for mounting and illumination, or a single flat side for mounting and a dome shape that provides illumination. Most LED puck lights have several LEDs within them, providing sufficient illumination for a small area indoors or outside.

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What is wire gauge?

Wire gauge is a measurement of how large a wire is, either in diameter or cross sectional area. This determines the amount of electric current a wire can safely carry, as well as its electrical resistance and weight per unit of length. Wire gauge is applicable to both electrical and non-electrical wires, being important to electrical wiring and to structural cable.

Can I use a LED bulb in a Line Voltage Housing and Trim?

Can I use a LED bulb in a Line Voltage Housing and Trim?

Yes, LED bulbs can be used in Line Voltage Housings and Trims. These types of bulbs are readily available in Par, R and A shaped bulbs. It’s important to note, that the shape of the bulb should be as close to the bulb specified by the manufacture as possible. For example, if the housing and trim are recommending a Par/R shaped bulb, the LED bulb should be in a Par/R shape. However due to the length and width of some bulbs, the light pattern given off by the bulb and the overall look, may not be what was originally intended.