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Need light fixture help
Posted by: davemchine
Date: October 04, 2022 09:01AM
I have some kind of track lighting for shelves and while I can find replacement bulbs I cannot seem to find replacement fixtures. The plastic has become brittle and they break easily while replacing bulbs. Any idea where I could get these? I know the bulbs are called T3 Miniature.





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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 04, 2022 09:10AM
I'd consider replacing it with an led strip.



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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: davester
Date: October 04, 2022 10:14AM
Ditto what mattkime said. Those are obsolete and energy-wasters.



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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 04, 2022 12:49PM
track lighting that will accept LED bulbs is made. In fact LED bulbs may be an aftermarket replacement for your Halogens.

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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 04, 2022 01:18PM
LED strip is the way to go, although you may need a transformer.



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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: davemchine
Date: October 04, 2022 06:51PM
I would need 10 strips plus an electrician as the current strips are hard wired into the wall someplace. Replacement parts would be better for me right now.



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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: JoeH
Date: October 04, 2022 07:19PM
Depending on the type of track, you should be able to get replacement fixtures that use LED lighting. One example for J track is this - [www.amazon.com]. They also sell similar ones for H track.
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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: davester
Date: October 04, 2022 09:01PM
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davemchine
I would need 10 strips plus an electrician as the current strips are hard wired into the wall someplace. Replacement parts would be better for me right now.

Just take a fixture out and take it to a lighting store. They'll show you what is available that will fit your tracks.The fixtures probably just twist to remove unless some doofus installer didn't allow enough clearance to turn them.



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Re: Need light fixture help
Posted by: davemchine
Date: October 04, 2022 09:37PM
I may need to just take it to a light store. I looked at the different styles and I'm not sure what I have. Here are a few more pictures. The prongs on the back span .5"







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