Can I use a lower wattage bulb with Integral Lighting?

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Yes. We have several options for our IL6.xxx and IL18.xxx fixtures and you can order then directly online.

We also carry LED replacement lamps for your Xenon fixtures. These lamps are T5 Wedge Base and fit into the existing socket for an easy replacement.

Do you have a replaceable LED lamp for my Xenon fixtures?

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Yes. We offer a T5 Wedge Base LED lamp that is designed with 5 LEDs for a full 360┬░ light distribution. We offer two different color outputs to match your desired look and feel. They fit into existing sockets on our IL6.xxx and IL18.xxx fixtures for an easy LED upgrade.

  • IL200.180… 3000K white output
  • IL200.185… 2700K warm white output

Order directly from Replacement Bulbs & LED Lamps or purchase locally from your Authorized Distributor.

How long should my bulbs last?

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If your system has been installed with proper attention to voltage, the rated life for the current bulb (Ushio bulb #1001430) is approximately 10,000 hours. This is based on the manufacturers testing and is rated when 50% of the said bulbs fail.

Many factors may have an effect on a bulb lasting the rated life. Voltage is the number one detail to pay attention to upon installation. We can help you troubleshoot your system if you believe that you are not achieving a satisfactory bulb life.

How do I ensure proper lamp life?

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Use of a digital voltmeter is the only way to confirm that your voltage is correct. Keep in mind that magnetic transformers reduce primary voltage (house current) as a percentage. Magnetic transformers are not voltage regulators. Every installation is unique due to the variations of our power grid.

For LED installations, consider utilizing our Electronic LED Transformer. It automatically adjusts for the load and increases product and system reliability.

What effect does voltage have on lamp life?

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Most low voltage bulbs are designed to operate on 12 volts or less. Excessive voltage reduces lamp life due to excess heat generated from that voltage.

Here are the approximate values of voltage effects…

  • 13.0 volts… 50% of rated life
  • 12.5 volts… 65% of rated life
  • 12.0 volts… as rated by manufacturer
  • 11.0 volts… 2x rated lamp life
  • 10.0 volts… 3x rated lamp life

Where do I purchase replacement lamps for Integral Lighting?

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We make it easy for you to obtain original lamps at a fair price for Integral Lighting fixtures. Visit Replacement Bulbs & LED Lamps to view our selection, purchase directly online and have them delivered to your front door.

Why does my first lamp fail regularly?

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We often hear that the transformer is located too close to the first fixture, thus, the first fixture is being exposed to a voltage spike when the system turns on. Consider cabling to your farthest fixture and returning to the first (closest) fixture. We always recommend at least 30 feet of cable between the transformer and first fixture.*

Replacement of burned out bulbs in a timely manner is critical in low voltage systems since the remaining voltage is distributed to the remaining lamps. This may produce premature failure in the remaining lamps.

*If your installation benefits from our LED Electronic Transformer, there are no distance recommendations between the transformer and first fixture. As the LED Electronic Transformer regulates the voltage at 11.5vAC, it eliminates potential voltage spikes from occurring.

Can I use a brighter bulb in Integral Lighting?

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It is not recommended. Our fixtures have been tested and listed with Underwriters Laboratories for safety. The fixture was designed for optimum performance with the supplied lamp.