Upgrade halogen->LED

We have two 300W halogen flood lamps in the house, but I decided it was time for an LED upgrade.  I selected the Cree 18W (90W equivalent) flood lamp as the replacement.  I wanted to keep the 6ft tall lamp stand and dimmer, but remove the halogen housing, thermal runaway circuit and reflectors.

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First, it’s time to remove some halogen components.  In this picture we can see the metal guard rails, the quartz UV blocking pane, the halogen bulb, the ceramic contact housing, and the reflective base with thermal runaway sensor.

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Now we’ve got the lamp to it’s bare live and ground wires, and we are ready to re-assemble the lamp with LED components.

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And we’re done!  Now we have an LED flood lamp attached to our halogen stand.

 

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