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toodlesofnc

06:04PM | 04/04/04
Member Since: 04/03/04
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Bvelectrical
I can wire a lamp and hang a fixture but that is the extent of my wiring knowledge. I bought under-the cabinet halogen lights thinking I could mount them UP instead of down. The directions said NO. So I am wondering why. So is it possible to use 12 v landscaping lights inside? Thanks,

bcelect

06:33AM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
The halogen lamps get very hot, that is probably why they shouldn't be installed against the manufacturers instructions. Outside landscape fixtures are not rated for inside wiring.

toodlesofnc

09:09AM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 04/03/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks, I am still not clear on why the interior halogens must be installed downwards and not upwards....


bcelect

11:35AM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
138 lifetime posts
Probably because if something lies on them, they can cause a fire. There have been numerous fires caused by halogen floor lamps, afterward they decided to install tip switches.

toodlesofnc

11:45AM | 04/05/04
Member Since: 04/03/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks so much....
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