COMMUNITY FORUM

ESKRUL

08:12AM | 10/06/00
Member Since: 10/05/00
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I am trying to decide whether to purchase halogen light fixtures for the bathroom or stick with conventional incandescent fixtures. I understand that most halogen fixtures require a 110-12V transformer to be installed, either hardwired or attached to the electrical box. As these are apt to break down and get hot, I have 2 conerns: 1) replcaing the transformer will require breaking away the drywall around the electrical box and 2) transformers tend to get warm and I am concerned if this can be a hazard.

I'd appreciate any advice or experience with halogen fixtures. They do shed more light and offer a variety of more contemporary lighting styles, hence my interest.


BobF

08:59AM | 10/06/00
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
There are two type - regular and low voltage. The low voltage requires the transformer and is used in places that would be dangerous using the hot regular bulb.

I have the regular in my basement ceiling. They are wired like any other fixture. The bulbs do get HOT, so be careful.

Matches

04:05AM | 10/07/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
I have many low voltage transformers where I work and three 120 volt halogen ceiling lights.Transformers are safe and usually have a decent life to them.The halogen fixtures however get hot enough to cause concern.

ElectrcBil

08:37PM | 10/10/00
Member Since: 07/21/00
77 lifetime posts
It is not safe to install the transformers in the walls were they will be sealed in, It is also against code. They do get hot and need to be accessible and ventilated.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1