02:59PM | 08/17/08
Member Since: 08/07/07
3 lifetime posts
I bought a Utilitech 5 light Xenon light kit w/transformer and dimmer. I'm wondering if it's safe to run the kit with just 4 of these lights instead of 5. I can disconnect individual lights but I lose some dimming capabilities. The transformer output is 12v 60w and each light is 10w.


03:17PM | 08/18/08
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
Yes, it is.

It's almost always OK to run electrical items at less than the maximum load; in fact, it's usually a good idea.

Your living room wiring is probably rated for 1800-2400 watts, but it's common to have only 1 or 2 60-watt bulbs in use.

In fact, your lighting unit is already underrated by the manufacturer: it has 5 10-watt lights, for a total of 50 watts, but the supply transformer is 60 watts.


04:27PM | 08/18/08
Member Since: 08/07/07
3 lifetime posts
Thanks. I had a similar situation years back with Christmas Tree lights with almost disasterous results. Thanks again.


Post a reply as Anonymous

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


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... 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... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon