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Mr Chips 08-07-2009 11:09 PM

Low Voltage Switches
 
Is there any reason i can't (or shouldn't) use a regular "houshold type light switch" to control 12v LED lights in my shed. Gonna throw a solar panel on the roof, a battery and controler inside, and wanted to wire up some LEDS inside. I was going to go buy a couple toggle switches, then it dawned on me that I have a bunch of 120v light switches and boxes, why not just use those. am i missing anything?

dSilanskas 08-08-2009 06:04 AM

You can use a regular switch. You don't need anything special :)

Yoyizit 08-08-2009 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 311761)
Is there any reason i can't (or shouldn't) use a regular "houshold type light switch" to control 12v LED lights in my shed.

If you do have a problem later on, it could be because the low LED current doesn't cause enough arcing to clean these 15A-rated-switch-contacts, as they are when switching normal household loads.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

dSilanskas 08-08-2009 03:16 PM

You wont have an issue with it. We use them all the time don't worry about it:thumbsup:


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