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Old 16.05.2019, 20:56
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Re: Halogen bulb ban

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Your fixtures are likely 12V, You cannot with most 12V fixtures simply replace the halogens with LED's

However the good news for you is that the ban is only on importing and producing and not on selling existing stock, many stores still have plenty in stock (some even build up big stocks) so you can just order a stock of proper halogen G4's.

They on average last about 2.000 hours (which on average use is about 2 yrs). So if you think you'll live here for 8 years and you have 6 fixtures you'll buy about 24, if you use them a lot you buy some more, if you use them little you buy some less. And you could do some extra to be certain you can hand over the house with functional lights.
^This. The glass that covers one of our G4 halogens recently broke. We went to the local appliance store to get new glass, only to be told that was not possible at any store because the technology is old.

Since LEDs are the thing now and they don't get hot, they don't need glass covers. The service rep said we cannot simply swap a G4 LED into the halogen due to the transformer issue. Article here that gets into it a bit more:
http://www.ledified.com.au/why-you-s...ogen-fittings/

The rep said we could keep using halogen bulbs if we had some on hand but he didn't recommend it without the protective glass. For new glass, our best option is to contact the manufacturer and hope they have some. For now, we're not even using a bulb in that fixture.
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