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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  03:36:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey all

I’m after some advice... I’ve moved into a new place that had GX24 light fittings so I bought adapters for my smart E27 bulbs to screw into (mix of hue and tradfri). However they will not work with the adapters. They work fine in a lamp that has a normal E27 fitting so I can only assume it’s the adapter problem.

Question is, is it my particular adapters or do smart bulbs not work with any adapters? I’m sure I’ve used my tradfri bulbs with adapters before.


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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  06:26:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't see why they wouldn't work. I would check with the OEM of your bulbs to see if they work with adapters.

The only issues I could see is if your current lights were on a dimmer which may play a part if they were turned all the way up. The other issue would be if the adapter was not set in the socket properly.

Edited by - lilyoyo1 on 08/20/2019 06:32:27 AM
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  06:35:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do the adapters do?
Change the bulbs base to match the socket you want to us.
Or are they also changing the sockets local voltage to match the bulbs voltage? Like put a 120VAC bulb in a 220VAC system. Found in other countries.
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  1:29:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the replies. The adapters just change the socket. Not the voltage. Phillips have come back and said they don’t recommend using adapters as they might not get enough voltage to power the bulb!
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Posted - 08/20/2019 :  3:33:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have no personal experience with these adapters, but a quick web search makes me wonder if your fixture has a ballast in it? Apparently, these GX24 bases could be intended for florescent bulbs. I see a lot of instructions that suggest bypassing the fixture ballast in order to use an adapter and standard bulb.
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