I am wanting to update my old linear track heads. I currently have
eight 75 watt halogen bulbs mounted to a 9' ceiling. The lighting is
great, and it is on a dimmer switch.
I just purchased 8 Hampton Bay Mini Track Heads. The bulbs that came
with it came in a box that says, "GU 10 shielded 12v 50W (RK Halogen).
By using this new bulb, I am short 200 watts, but was told I could buy
up to 4 more track heads without the worry of it being a fire hazard.
I have one up and working, so I am assuming that I got the right kind of
track head for the track. It sounds like most tracks can be used with
most light bulbs.
Because this fixture is up high, I would eventually like to change the
$3 halogen bulb (which I understand don't last long, to a $29 LED bulb.
Not only will it last longer, but because the ceiling is so high, I
won't have to be getting the ladder out as much.
I have contacted two different Home Depots, and one person told me that
I cannot add an LED bulb to this unit, but another man said I could. I
am wondering if a LED bulb will still work with my dimmer switch?
Can anyone tell me which is correct? I worry about it being a fire hazard.
I should have come here first, because I always get excellent advice.
Thanks in advance.