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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 3:39 pm

I am getting tired of replacing fluorescent tubes and ballasts in light units that are falling to pieces anyway.

I would like to replace with LED lighting. Are there any complications from a wiring perspective?

I am hoping it's just disconnect the two wires from the existing ballast units and reconnect to the new LED lights.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:04 pm

Should not be an issue so long as the LED lighting device is rated for 240 volts. Having said that, beware of two things. First, there is some really cheap crap that has come in from China, mostly in the form of LED bulbs designed to replace a standard incandescent bulb. Not only do they have a short life (especially considering cost), some of them are downright dangerous... I bought a brand new one that was a definite shock hazard. Second, LED's operate at a much lower voltage. Make sure that what you buy is efficient... lumens versus watts... again... cheap Chinese devices put in a big resistor... a big waste of energy.

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 8:23 am

Excellent advice thank you

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 9:49 am

I believe Phillips has an LED lighting showroom or two in Singapore. They're going to be pricey, but they won't be the cheap Chinese crap SE is mentioning.

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:55 am

Yes, I looked at their web site. I have to strike a bit of a balance here. HDB rental, landlord will not pay I am sure, 9 months left on the contract and no guarantee we will be renewing although we would like to.

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Postby bgd » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:59 am

Here's a glimpse of where this technology is heading

http://lifx.co/main/index.html

They deliver to Sg so I'm tempted to give it a try once they are up and running. I think Philips is doing something similiar.
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 3:13 pm

bgd wrote:Here's a glimpse of where this technology is heading

http://lifx.co/main/index.html

They deliver so Sg so I'm tempted to give it a try once they are up and running. I think Philips is doing something similiar.


Yes hah. Phillips has a lighting system with an iOS app to control the colors.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 3:22 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
bgd wrote:Here's a glimpse of where this technology is heading

http://lifx.co/main/index.html

They deliver so Sg so I'm tempted to give it a try once they are up and running. I think Philips is doing something similiar.


Yes hah. Phillips has a lighting system with an iOS app to control the colors.


http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/ ... researcher

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 9:02 pm

And off of those can be hacked.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:33 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
bgd wrote:Here's a glimpse of where this technology is heading

http://lifx.co/main/index.html

They deliver so Sg so I'm tempted to give it a try once they are up and running. I think Philips is doing something similiar.


Yes hah. Phillips has a lighting system with an iOS app to control the colors.


http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/ ... researcher


"Computer controlled lights can be turned off if the computer that controls them is taken over by malicious software". No sh1t?


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