Need help identifying a socket.

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Old 12-02-13, 02:03 AM
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Question Need help identifying a socket.

Hello everyone, I am trying to identify the following socket. It is being used for walkway lightning outside, with 4Watt incadescent bulbs.. i would like to replace the incadescents with LED to save on power, but have never seen this socket before, so have no idea what to look for.

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Old 12-02-13, 04:11 AM
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Check automotive parts store. That looks like the same type socket used on some auto lighting, usually marker lights, dome lights, etc.
 
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Old 12-02-13, 05:21 AM
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Those would be a T-5 wedge base low voltage bulb.
LED replacements.
 
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Old 12-02-13, 11:52 AM
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Thanks guys!

Replacements link you gave shows 12v bulbs... so is it safe to assume its a 12v socket? or do I need to do some extra work to ensure its not a 120v?
 
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Most walkway lighting is 12V. To be sure, track back to the power source. There should be a 120V to 12V transformer.
 
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Old 12-02-13, 12:48 PM
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Yep there is a black box (same box that has a timer on it)... ordered 10 bulbs... thanks guys!
 
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