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im wanting to make my old floresant light fixture in to a led light fixture Answered


im wanting to make my old florescent light fixture in to a led light  fixture
 but im wanting to know if i just hard wire the led strip into the power lines of the house
will the led lights go bad 

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lemonie

8 years ago


If you ask a question like this, it makes me think that you shouldn't touch mains electricity (except with correct plugs and outlets etc.)
sahat has a good answer.

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PKM

8 years ago

Yes! More than just the LEDs will go bad. LEDs typically want about 3V, regular lights 110 or 240, fluorescent lights want a few thousand. If you plugged LEDs into a fluorescent light power supply the least that would happen would be blown LEDs and a smell of burning, and I suspect it could be a lot worse.

You can buy (or make, though I don't recommend it) a power supply to power LEDs from mains electricity, but you should definitely get rid of the power supply that came with the fluorescent lights.

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sahat

8 years ago

The easiest way that I can think of is buy a similar product like this one http://www.fobsun.com/led-tube-lights-c-1.html

If you are using a 12v led strip and the ballast producing 12v then it should be fine to connect it directly.