Fixture only works with halogen bulb

Old 03-11-15, 10:47 PM
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Fixture only works with halogen bulb

I have an under the counter fixture that has 2 12V 2 in halogen bulbs. I bought some round, disk type LED replacements(9 LEDs per disk). The LEDs themselves work. The fixture takes 2 bulbs. 2 halogens work. 1 halogen and 1 LED works. 1 halogen alone works. But neither 1 LED nor 2 LEDs (without halogens) works.

What can I look for to fix this
Old 03-12-15, 01:37 AM
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It would appear that the power supply in the fixture requires a certain minimum load to work properly. Two LED replacement lamps don't meet the minimum requirement.

This is also a problem with dimmers. Dimmers need a 40w load minimum to work properly.

You may have to purchase different fixtures that use LED bulbs.

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