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by nrainham
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

I get a reading of 118V on the lead with the 2 black wires (I think I have the multimeter settings correct). I really hope I can easily install the LED slims that I've ordered.
by nrainham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Two sets of wires, presumably because another pot light is connected to the one I've removed (in parallel, both come on with the same light switch). Another switch has 6 lights that all come on together. Hope I can just splice the new LED slim wiring to the wires that I can see and reach because tha...
by nrainham
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Looking at possibly going with Shannon's suggestion of using LED slims. Would need some (okay, probably very detailed) guidance with the hook-up.
by nrainham
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Shannon wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:01 pm
yes check first like Aaron said and report back. That sticker in the can picture will likely tell you.
Removed the can from the ceiling but can't see what's inside the metal box that's still up there. Not at all sure what I've got or how to go about changing out the existing fixtures.
by nrainham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Thanks for coming to the forum. I'm not sure this is an easy conversion with the pots you have and the retro units you have . Why not remove the cans and install LED slims in the existing spots? See those two screws way up at the top of the cans? those are connected to the clamps (the small metal s...
by nrainham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 386

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Looks like your existing fixture takes MR16-type halogen bulbs. This may be a low-voltage fixture! If that's the case the transformer is somewhere--perhaps above the fixture housing itself where the wiring would be. If so, you cannot use that kit above, because that is a retrofit for a 120V fixture...
by nrainham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 386

M16 pot light conversion to LED

Just found your site, browsed all your DIY videos and I LOVE the fact that you're in Canada! You are now my "go-to" for all things that need doing around the house. Here's my situation: I have pot lights that are MR16 Type GX5.3 and I would like to replace them with LED luminaires that have screw in...