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Old 12-09-2012, 01:32 AM
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The Buck Boost transformers is where you need to start looking and it probably will end there.
Although i appreciate your attempt to assert your professional wisdom a buck boost was used as a troubleshooting method.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:34 AM
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As a professional lighting contractor i would never spec a buck and boost transformer on one of my installs
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:44 AM
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Thanks for asking! When we launched our 2700K miniatures, we began using a new LED chip. This allowed us to increase lumen output, and lower consumption, making the lamps up to 25% more efficient.

The 2700K miniatures are at least as bright as the original 3000K miniatures.
SCB 255 lm
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What were the 3000k scb's circa 2011?
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What were the 3000k scb's circa 2011?
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:13 AM
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Thank you. Will be nice to spec 2700k minis and get similar output(minus humming) haha jk.john
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Re: humming LED's. Our tests found that some LED circuits emit an audible hum when used with an inefficient EI Laminated Type transformer. The more LED's on a line - the louder the hum, sometimes accompanied by flickering.

When you use an osciliscope to look at the current of humming LED's, you see huge voltage spikes - some of them high enough to exceed acceptable voltage limits. A humming or flickering LED is bound to fail long before its predicted life.

This is why we discontinued our 2 transformers that had EI cores and replaced them with toroids. Well-constructed toroidal transformers never produce this problem.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: humming LED's. Our tests found that some LED circuits emit an audible hum when used with an inefficient EI Laminated Type transformer. The more LED's on a line - the louder the hum, sometimes accompanied by flickering.

When you use an osciliscope to look at the current of humming LED's, you see huge voltage spikes - some of them high enough to exceed acceptable voltage limits. A humming or flickering LED is bound to fail long before its predicted life.

This is why we discontinued our 2 transformers that had EI cores and replaced them with toroids. Well-constructed toroidal transformers never produce this problem.

Funny that under generator power there was never a hum. Btw your mdl transformer hummed just as bad on this same system as any other transformer i tried
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:42 AM
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Do manu's include optimal voltage range at the bulb? I didn't see anything included with the ones I purchased.
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Mike, before buying any LED lamp or fixture you should be getting all of the specifications. It the manufacture is not providing them, then you have to ask why.

Lumen Output
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Efficacy (Lm/W)

These are the bare minimum of specifications I would want to see before even sampling.
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