Converting low voltage track to led

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Old 05-17-14, 11:30 AM
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Converting low voltage track to led

I have some track lighting with low voltage heads. I figured I could replace the current light bulbs with LED. Does this usually work? I am also thinking that the track heads have electronic transformers. Not sure how they react to a much lower load? Also, can I still dim the whole system?
 
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Old 05-17-14, 12:09 PM
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Usually low voltage track lighting is 12vac. Lamps like the MR-16 bipin bulbs run fine on AC.
LED's run on DC voltage.

You can get lamps that are specifically designed to replace the MR-16's with LEDs. The following link is just one place I happened to see them at.
MR16 LED bulb/lamp/lighting - Commercial lighting
 
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Good to know.

So, is a MR-16 GU10 120V? e.g.
Philips 50W Equivalent Bright White (3000K) MR16 GU10 Base Dimmable LED Flood Light Bulb (2-Pack)-423418 at The Home Depot

That would give me some options with some new track lights.

And a MR-16 Gu 5.3 is a 12 V AC/DC? This is the replacement for my low voltage track heads?
 
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There are actually two styles of the MR-16 lamp. You need to determine which base yours uses.

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