Ac110v 3w g4 led

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Old 05-29-15, 09:40 AM
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Ac110v 3w g4 led

I bought new 8 X AC110V 3W G4 LEDs to use with my light fixture which has a transformer in it that converts AC110V into AC12V, do I need to remove that transformer and connect my light fixture directly to the main line in order to use these new LED's?

I did a test and regular G4 bulbs work with the transformer but these new AC110V 3W leds only work when I bypass the transformer but is it safe or do they also need some kind of transformer?
 
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Old 05-29-15, 09:45 AM
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Assuming they will work on 120 volts no need for a transformer.
 
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Old 05-29-15, 09:58 AM
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If the main outlet is 120V wouldn't I need 120V to 110V converter. Also not sure but is the 120V splits up into 8 since there are 8 LEDS (meaning each LED gets around 15V?)
 
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Old 05-29-15, 10:04 AM
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The 110v spec is probably stupidity on the part of whoever wrote the instructions. If it isn't from Ebay it should have been made to work on a 120 volt U.S. circuit.
Also not sure but is the 120V splits up into 8 since there are 8 LEDS (meaning each LED gets around 15V?)
If they are series wired but not if they are parallel wired. How are they wired?
 
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I can wire them parallel but right now they are all directly connected to the main wire.
 
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I can wire them parallel but right now they are all directly connected to the main wire
That statement doesn't make sense. Regardless of parallel or series the will be connected to the main wire. Parallel or series is just how they are connected.

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So that would be parallel then
 
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Old 05-29-15, 12:17 PM
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So that would be parallel then
What is "that"? .
 
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Sorry, my setup is in a parallel configuration.
 
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Old 05-29-15, 01:36 PM
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Then each bulb is 120 volts.
 
 

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