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Old 2018-11-20, 04:07 PM
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I bought a house 4 years ago with Tartan and I added potlights in many areas in the house.

I would like to know if someone would know if they are LED or not and if there is a way to know if they are LEDs.

I called Tartan Design center and Tartan service, but they can't tell me if they are LED since they closed my file because my warranty is expired.
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Take out one of the bulbs and look?
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Old 2018-11-20, 04:21 PM
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^ ha! But gerapau is correct, it'll often say led on the side or somewhere on the housing.
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Old 2018-11-20, 07:14 PM
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You may be able to tell from the bulbs. The old halogens are all glass. Some leds have a ring of vents around the bulb.

They may be described in your list of upgrades details as well.
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Not really sure and not comfortable how to remove the bulbs. I looked at my upgrades and it doesn’t tell what kind were installed.
Here is a pic of the enclosure of the pot light taken at the frame walk.
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And here is a picture of the pot light.
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Old 2018-11-21, 12:03 AM
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And here is a picture of the pot light.
It is LED.
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Old 2018-11-21, 08:23 AM
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You have a regular potlight housing with an optional LED bulb installed.
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an integrated LED potlight (with no bulb or giant metal box like seen in your frame walkthrough.

One's not really better than the other, just integrated units are incredibly cheap compared to the old larger box units. When your house was built the boxs would have been the appropriate option at the time as the integrated units are fairly new in the past couple years.


If you have any lighting questions, please go talk to them at Multi Luminaire at the corner of Merivale and Huntclub. Something as simple as changing a lightbulb can be more complicated than you think. With LEDs you have to consider Lumins (light output) and colour value (ex. 2700K will be warmer more yellow light, 4000k will be a colder whiter light) Its easy to end up with the wrong product or something that doesn't match the rest of your lights
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Old 2018-11-21, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I thought it was LED, but when I called service they told me they didn't install LED 4 years ago, so that got me all confused.

Another question: are all LED lights dimmable?
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Another question: are all LED lights dimmable?
No. Not all are. You should check the packaging. If you dont have the packaging then take out one of your bulbs and look at it to see if it says if it is dimmable or not. Most of the ones I have say that they are dimmable but a few say not dimmable. I have never tried to dim mine though so I cant say if they dim as well as incandescent bulbs. Or if you need a special dinner.
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