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Old 10-26-2019, 12:36 PM   #7680 (permalink)
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low voltage

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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I'm not totally against regulation or updating existing regulation. I brought up the idea that 120v AC running LED bulbs with built in ballasts is inefficient. Maybe some new standard could be developed where the converter is installed in a centralized location with a single 120v circuit feeding it, with the LED bulbs being driven by low voltage DC in a newly designed socket more appropriate to LEDs.
Low voltage would require a larger conductor and waste of copper,so as not to suffer voltage drop over distance.The current solid-state power supply which drops and rectifies the AC,to low-voltage DC is probably already optimized.
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