FOAK: Low voltage lighting

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Gyp, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Gyp

    Gyp Guest

    I've just installed both low voltage and mains voltage halogen lighting
    in a ceiling.

    When I switch it on, the mains light comes on immediately, but the low
    voltage lights take 3 to 4 seconds to come on.

    Not having installed low voltage lights before, is this delay normal, or
    if not, any thoughts on what might be causing it?

    If it's of relevance, the way the existing lights were wired up was such
    that both the wires going to the lights were black (one being 2 blacks
    twisted together, the other being a singleton black) so it was not clear
    (to me at least) which was live & which was neutral.
     
    Gyp, Jul 20, 2006
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    Higgins@work Guest

    Ours have a discernible lag but not even close to that sort of delay.
     
    Higgins@work, Jul 20, 2006
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  3. Slow electrons, mate. I reckon a nice cup of tea's what's needed.
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jul 21, 2006
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  4. uk.diy is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That Way!
     
    Mr Alun Davies, Jul 21, 2006
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  5. Gyp

    Ace Guest

    NAHAY? What gives you the right to tell us where to go? Anyone on here
    for a while accepts, indeed welcomes, this kind of FOAK discussion. If
    you don't like it I politely suggest that you ignore it or go
    somewhere it won't affect you.

    ;-)
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    Ace, Jul 21, 2006
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    Pip Guest

    Sub-bridge resident. Check the email, it is an almost infallible
    indicator.
    You should be ashamed.
     
    Pip, Jul 21, 2006
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    Ace Guest

    Oh. I didn't think he was posting quite enough shite for that, but you
    may be right.
    I've seen worse.
    Sorr... err... **** you, you ****.

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    Ace, Jul 21, 2006
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    Adie Guest

    ours too but i'd say its maybe a second. we had out transistor break a
    couple of weeks ago and my nice brother in law replaced it this
    weekend so I'm a happy bunny again.

    doesn't take much does it?

    <leaves space for obvious feed lines>



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    Adie, Jul 21, 2006
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    Nicknoxx Guest

    I installed four low voltage downlights in a bathroom recently and two
    come on almost straight away while the other two take a few seconds. No
    idea why and AFAIK all the components are identical.


    Odd, but shouldn't matter at all from a functionality pov.
     
    Nicknoxx, Jul 21, 2006
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    Krusty Guest

    More bends in the wiring probably. Electricity has to slow down for
    corners.


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    Krusty, Jul 21, 2006
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  11. Gyp

    Gyp Guest

    **** off Ace! Stop getting in the way of me ignoring him ;-)
     
    Gyp, Jul 21, 2006
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  12. Gyp

    Gyp Guest

    That would be the transformer, dear.
    :)
     
    Gyp, Jul 21, 2006
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