12V boat and RV lighting in a residence.

Old 01-30-20, 04:45 PM
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12V boat and RV lighting in a residence.

Am I allowed to use 12v light fixtures meant for RVs and Boats in a residence? Can you provide a link to information about how they would be wired.
Old 01-30-20, 05:01 PM
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12v lighting can be used anywhere.
Not sure what you want a link to show. You need a source of 12v in your house to use 12v lighting.

If you had a house wired for 120v fixtures...... installing 12v fixtures would be going backwards.
If you have a house with no wiring..... you'd be installing two wires..... plus and minus.
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Some home track lights and fixtures are actually low voltage (12v) and the fixture includes a transformer or power supply to convert your house's 120 VAC to 12 V AC or DC. If you do install marine or RV fixtures in our home make sure you pay attention to the power supply you choose. Almost all marine and RV fixtures are DC but transformers used in homes can output 12 VAC so you'd need to make sure you get a 12 VDC power supply.

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