Wiring my LED puck lights

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Postby bdosborn » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:48 pm

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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby universal_exports » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:45 pm

hay can someone post a pic or a good drawing of how to hook up a 12V 1A Low Dropout Regulator, I see it has 3 prongs, but I am at a loss at how to wire this thing in, I am about to install some LED overhead lights in my camper and this sounds like good insurance.
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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby universal_exports » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:21 pm

Is this correct, would it work, I have all my LED lights grounded to the frame by running two wires all teh way, I didnt want to trust grounding into teh aluminum siding like it was done from the factory.

is this right?
what do I do with the hole in the top? can I just screw it into the frame by putting a screw through there or what?

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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby bdosborn » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:07 pm

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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby Jdhiker » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:51 am

I Love this... I have Puck lights in my Tear.. But they are 120V Hallogens.. Now seeing your diagram, I can easily convert to 12V

Awesome Thank You :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby LandCommander » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:50 am

It's worth it to just buy some "led drivers" they cost like $2 and do the job perfectly. I buy a lot of my led components from dx.com but be warned, shipping take a long time!

The ideal regulator, or driver, for led is constant current, not constant voltage. But they both work fine.
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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby Jdhiker » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:02 am

Cool will check it out thanks
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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:33 pm

ok I am tagging in here so as not to start a similar thread

I scored at Goodwill again Halco dimmable mr16 flood LED lamps. Range is 10 to 18 volts DC shows 4.5 watts 200 lumens 2700 K white light GU 5.3 base

I want them for the caboose as down lighting.

They had 23 of them @ 99 cents. I bought one today to look over. I do not see a positive negative difference to the prongs. They are identical length and identical diameter. OH the best part the remaining 22 lamps will be 69 cents tomorrow ( Ol farts day) :thumbsup:

Is a dropping resistor needed to run the lamps ? Anyway to predetermine the pos/neg lead ? Should I just hook them up and experiment which way is brighter?

Do I dim them by simply reducing the voltage ?

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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby bobhenry » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:53 am

Holy Cow !

http://www.elightbulbs.com/Halco-80702- ... Light-Bulb

$30.00 plus as a retail price. :shock:

Got 22 of them for under $15.00
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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby bobhenry » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:13 am

Had a couple minutes this morning before leaving for work so I rigged up a wire set for one of the flood lamps. Inside my sisters garage in total darkness I touched the feed wires to the battery in my little Suzuki and BOOM! It was almost day light in one corner of the garage. Looked up 200 lumens and found that equates to about 60 watts but the fact that is it is a focused reflector equipped flood lamp makes it seems much brighter. I have requests in with a couple of lighting outlets to supply me with recommendations for a dimmer or dimmers. I hope to install the lamps in banks of 4 to 6 per circuit in the caboose.
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Re: Wiring my LED puck lights

Postby Dale M. » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:01 am

Good score.... I am looking at changing out 22 60W reflector flood lights (at my house) with LEDS and am cringing at the cost of process.....

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