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Re: New low voltage lights [Re: electure] #167511 08/14/07 06:13 PM
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The real issue for the homeowner is whether the wire in the wall will hold up. I bet the luminaire itself will be LEDs in a few years. I think this is such a niche product that most people will just want them gone. I suppose the worst case would be the guy who decides to abandon the class 2 system and make this 120v, using the zip cord.


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Re: New low voltage lights [Re: gfretwell] #167518 08/14/07 09:37 PM
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I have installed this now a few times. And i must say there are the biggest pain in the as% i have ever delt with. The yellow wire comes into the socket and get split like a cross. The peice snaps in when you screw it down (which are eye glasses screws) and peirces the wire. i just installed these in a new custom home approx 20 windows it took forever to do the final. transformer was a cake install, pulling wires were so so. i had been informed to not cut lines between windows in other words keep it one solid line from start to finish making a loop at each window. thus you can check for continuity befor doing the final. i found this a waste of time as you land up cutting the line upon installing the bases. over all these things produce a low light, they land up falling on the center window mullers for cross frame if your window has one. the house i did had a large sill which the finish framer had not drilled very well. so i could not shove the wire back down into the wall had i been able to this prob may have made the job alittle better. OVERALL I GIVE THIS PRODUCT A 2 OUT OF 10 :-{ i will never push this product on any of my customers ever!!!!!

Re: New low voltage lights [Re: NJ Wireman] #167534 08/15/07 07:09 AM
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NJ wireman:
Nice report and post.
Thanks for a 'first hand' update.


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Re: New low voltage lights [Re: harold endean] #167676 08/17/07 05:28 PM
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I will make sure that I tell the EC about your concerns with the installation of these lights. He is a friend of mine and he was concerned about the installation of these candles.

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