What voltage is required to operate your LED?

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Our LED packages are engineered on a 12 volt AC platform. The operating range is 8.0 volts to 12.5 volts AC. Optimum performance is achieved when operated at 11.5vAC.

What type of LED is used by Integral Lighting?

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We utilize a hybrid 12vAC LED. Our LEDs are engineered specifically for use with both magnetic and electronic transformers. Why did we choose this type of AC LED platform? There are no additional electronic components or drivers required to operate them, which means less can go wrong.

Our imitators and knock offs incorporate upwards of 20 individual electronics ranging from diodes and transistors to inductors and IC regulators, not to mention electrolytic and ceramic capacitors, all of which are a source for potential failure in the future.

Why doesn’t Integral Lighting utilize DC LED chips?

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Until recently, Direct Current (DC) LEDs were the widely accepted method of converting a fixture to LED. DC LEDs require additional electronics within the system, commonly referred to as “the driver.” This converts the transformers AC power to DC and makes the LED operate.

We worked closely with chip designers and packagers to supply a hybrid 12 volt AC LED that requires no conversion of power. Our LED operates on AC voltage.

Simply put, less electronics = less potential failure.

Do Integral LED fixtures experience voltage drop?

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Integral Lighting fixtures that are equipped with our 12vAC LED package operate with voltage from 8.0 volts to 12.5 volts. The ultra-low energy consumption of our LEDs virtually eliminates the voltage drop associated with standard incandescent landscape lighting installations.

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.

Are Integral Lighting fixtures dimmable?

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All Integral Lighting Xenon and LED fixtures are fully dimmable.

All Integral Lighting LED installations require a 12vAC power supply (not 12vDC).

**Some magnetic landscape transformers may be switched to ON, overriding the onboard controls allowing the installation of a dimmer ONLY control of the system. When dimming a transformer utilizing onboard controls, you are reducing the required current to the photocell and/or timer, which may result in damage to electronics of those add-ons.

For more information regarding the use of dimmers with low voltage lighting systems, please read the Lutron Dimmer White Paper.

Do you have an LED that blends with existing incandescent fixtures?

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Yes. Integral Lighting utilizes two LED packages that can provide an equivalent incandescent output. All original LED models are supplied with a standard output of 3000K white, which is equivalent to halogen lighting. We can supply you with a removable filter to tweak your color output to a comfortable, warm white, incandescent equivalent of 2700K.

Another option is our IL300 LED or IL600 LED fixtures, which can be equipped with an ultrawarm white 2400K LED package. They deliver absolute warmth that is comparable to candlelight.

What is the life expectancy of your LED?

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When installed according to our voltage recommendations, our LED is expected to last for up to 40,000 hours. Excessive voltage and the consequence of excessive heat is the culprit of premature failure. Be sure to confirm your voltage with a volt meter at both the first and last fixture. Optimum LED performance is achieved at 11.5vAC.

Will dimming an LED change the color output?

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Our Integral Lighting 12vAC LEDs are fully dimmable. Keep in mind that reducing the voltage to an LED does not change the color (warmth) of the light output as in an incandescent installation. LEDs are designed to emit the same color at all points of voltage.

We offer various options if you would like to alter the color output. Filters are available for our .500 LED fixtures to alter the output between 2700K warm white (an incandescent equivalent), 3000K pure white and 4200K cool white (a fluorescent equivalent). Our .550 LED fixtures emit 2400K ultrawarm white, which is comparable to the warmth of candlelight.

What is an Ultrawarm White LED?

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The Integral Lighting Ultrawarm White LED offers the warmest output available on the market. This LED offers a soft warmth and comfortable inviting feel that once only incandescent lighting could provide. Our Ultrawarm White output is approximately 2400K and fully dimmable. Best of all, it is 12vAC and compatible with both electronic and magnetic transformers.