A question I hope one of you can maybe help me with.
I am doing some experimenting with lighting in the cave. Our mains power is 110v, like the US, as the regulations for underground installations were mining regs and therefore 110v - and of course not available in Oz!
I have been trying out dichroic halogen 50w lamps. The usual common dichroics are 12volt with a MR16 base -two pins that just push into the lampholder. These require a 110v - 12v transformer.
I am trying to source dichroic light globes with a GU10 base. The GU10 is a different system with two thicker terminals with a wider bit on the end - you push and turn it into the holder to lock it in. The advantage is that this kind is already mains power and does not require a transformer. Here they are 240v, in the US would be 110v.
I have found a manufacturer in China who makes 110v GU10 dichroics but they only supply in quantities of 1000 :mrgreen: As I just want to do some trials at this point I just want to get hold of a dozen or so.
They must supply them to someone but I have looked on the net and can’t find anyone in the US who retails them.
Can you buy them off the shelf there, either in supermarkets or hardware stores?
Here are some urls to show you what I am talking about.
This is the 12v one:
Here is the 110v one I am looking for:
Here’s a better picture of the GU10 base:
Just thought you had maybe seen these or could check next time you are in a big hardware place with a reasonable light selection.
Would greatly appreciate any feedback.
By the way, before anyone says it, I have tried out some LEDs (5w warms and whites) but the colour rendition is really cold and unfriendly, I’m after a warmer look.