A. If a fixture is listed as "Damp" it means it has been tested to withstand light moisture or raised humidity such as condensation or a light mist but are not supposed to get wet. When a fixture is listed as "Wet", it means that it can withstand heavier weather such as snow and/or rain, having been subjected to a 'rain test'.
LED Lighting Questions
LED lights are not always dimmable. There are many types of LEDs and some are dimmable with a regular incandescent dimmer, some require a special dimmer and some are not dimmable at all. Each situation needs to be verified before assuring this can be done. Please check carefully the manufacturer spec sheet or call their engineering department to get the details. Another thing to note is that in many cases LEDs will dim to 20% 10% or 5% and not always to 0% as we are used with incandescent light sources. In situations when a smooth dimming is needed and multiple LED light fixtures are in question, it is advised to test one LED lamp first and then if the results of the LED dimmer (or dimming system) in combination with the specific LED fixture or lamp is satisfactory, only then proceed with the full blown setup.
A. This information is as was provided by the manufacturers: (Louie Lighting is not responsible for the accuracy of this information)
Eurofase Lighting: LED fixtures are not dimmable.
Tech Lighting: LED
fixtures are dimmable. All freejack LED canopies are dimmable with standard incandescent
dimmer. All track LED compatible transformers can be dimmed with low voltage
LBL Lighting: LED
fixtures are dimmable. All fixtures (including canopies and track system
transformers) are dimmable with low voltage electronic dimmer.
Track Lighting Questions
A. regarding the tracks, lay them out so you can aim the lights towards art and objects in the rooms, when you light the art up (on walls) you also gain reflected light that bounces from the walls/art and ads to ambient light of the room. There is no rule of thumb but feel also what makes sense to you personally based on your needs for light in the space. The only main rule I have is that I like balance in the lighting so better spread balanced light that have very intense light in one corner and nothing on the other end..
A. In most cases the low voltage transformer for both cable and track kits can be replaced with the same transformer from the same manufacturer as the low voltage cable lighting kit or low voltage track lighting kit.
Low Voltage Transformers Questions
Kitchen Lighting Questions
A. The hanging height of the mini and small pendant lights depend on personal preference but generally pendant lights should be installed 28-35 inches above the kitchen counter top. As a rule of thumb, try to eliminate direct view of the light source which can cause glare and irritation and a loss of visual comfort.
Light Bulbs Questions
A. The MR-16 is smaller in size and offers more light per watt. It has better beam control with a smoother beam. Applying accessories like color filters and louvers is also easier with this lamp. The MR-11 is even smaller in size but is limited to 35w of light. I especially like the new IR MR16 lamps by Ozram Sylvania. A 50W IR FL 40 provides 3000 CBCP (Center Beam candle Power) comparing to GE 71W MR16 FL 40 that provides 2200 CBCP.
Special Lighting Applications and Lighting Effects Questions
Reccessed Lighting Questions
A. We have some types of recessed lights that can solve this problem for you. The housing height is 3 1/8" and the trim diameter is about 4". The lamp type is 12V 50W MR16.
We have a variety of trim colors: black, white, gold, chrome and more...
Shipping In Advance Questions
A. In most cases the housing can be shipped separately, however if differs by manufacturer and by fixture. Please contact customer service to determine if the particular fixture has this ability.