Voltage is so boring

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So, I thought I was being kind and generous, and I brought in two silly line voltage track style fixtures that I’d bought years ago, and had never installed in my house. These lights were still in their boxes, covered in dust, and yet… perfect to replace the cheap fluorescent fixtures in the mens’ bathrooms at the Visual Terrain offices.

What I didn’t realize, is that these fixtures were being fed with 277v of power instead of the anticipated 120v. I instantaneously blew three light bulbs, and had to reinstate the original fixtures. Epic failure. I am totally dejected.

What a way to end the week! I’m going to figure this out, and get a step down transformer to make this happen!!