Have you ever wondered how to replace your halogen downlight globes? It can be very tricky, watch this video to see how it’s done! Troy from Florance Electrical Darwin is going to perform a quick demonstration on how to replace your downlight globes.
There is two type of designs with downlights. One is a simple turn clockwise and the centre of the downlight with fall out of the ceiling to allow access to the light globe. The other simply pulls straight down! In this video, Troy is working on a downlight that pulls straight down.
The wiring behind this type of downlight is extra low voltage [12V] and very safe for anybody to work on. You can simply unplug the globe from the cable connector and replace in the existing clamp inside the centre ring of the downlight. The new globe simply plugs into the existing cable connector. Now, just re-install in the opposite method. Push the centre of the downlight fitting up into the existing frame and turn anti-clockwise whilst ensuring the threads of the fitting line up. It is that easy!
If your downlight still does not function once the globe is replaced it is a possibility that the transformer behind the downlight that changes the voltage from LV 230V to ELV 12V is faulty. Occasionally this transformer is plugged into a socket that can be safely unplugged and replaced, other times it is hardwired into the electrical circuit. Please take care and if you are unsure always call a licenced electrician, Florance Electrical Darwin on 0889833000.