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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Has anyone found LED lights for use in total enclourses. I want to replace some of my ceiling lights with LEDS, they are currecntly those sprial flourscents. All of the LEDS I've loked at state not for enclosed enclosures.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have used LED's in enclosed fixtures with no problems. They produce very little heat.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use the El cheapos from Lowe's. 5 are enclosed and have been working fine for a few years.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is the electronics in the fixture that produces the heat of which they are sensitive to. The light itself produces no heat.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Are you talking about typical ceiling can lights? I put over 60 ceiling cans in my house when I built it and put in flush mount LED snap in lights. They have an adapter wire from the light to the screw in socket. You can get ones to retrofit older can fixtures in a few different diameters at the big box home improvement stores. If you were looking to just put up typical "flood" style LED bulbs into those cans, yes almost alll of them say not for enclosed fixtures but that is meant for outdoor style flood light (typically twin) fixtures. I actually do have full metal enclosures on my outdoor floodlights on the house and still run halogen incandescent bulbs in them.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Forgot but the ones I have enclosed are 60 wat equivalent. They do not get hot.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"they are currecntly those sprial flourscents"


If those @#%&# coiled mercury-emitting things can "live" there, LED's which use/waste less power thereby making less heat) will do just fine.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Use them when replacing blubs at apartment complexes in light fixtures that have globes all of the time. Have not heard of any problems yet.

We even use them outdoors in enclosed entery "porch" light fixtures with no problems.

I would not use regular LED bulbs in motion detector or flood light fixtures outdoors tho.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:15 am    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know what you mean by enclosure but a lamp for example, that is rated for a 60 watt incandescent because 60w (dissipated) will not overheat the enclosure is a joke when rating a 60watt equivalent LED....... WW Great Value 60watt equivalent.....box says actual power dissipated 9 watts. Also, unlike fluorescent, besides running on half or less of the power, no dimming in cold weather. Now that they are getting economical to purchase, I am upgrading everything I have including the yard light.......you know the old standard 175w Merc Vapor thing.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:16 am    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use them in motion detector lights as
well. They hold up fine.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: LED lights for Enclourses Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most of the 60W and 100W LED bulbs that I've purchased have that language on the package. I've still used them in enclosed ceiling and lamp fixtures and in 3 years have not had one failure despite using what some would consider discount bulbs.
 
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