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Can any kind member advice me what voltage Viessmann lights require, there is absolutely nothing marked on the packaging anywhere!
 

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I use the Viessmann park type lamp standard. Bulbs fitted in these standards are 16v ac, power obtained from the controller accessories socket.
 

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QUOTE (mikelhh @ 11 Feb 2007, 13:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have Viessmann streetlights and run them from the 12 volt accessories outlet on my controller. [they're very good, too]
Mike
Edit They're said to be park lights but they line my street. Rated at 16volts but they work fine at 12.

It is my belief that they actually look better running at the lower voltage. Personally I really like the Viessmann equipment - not cheap but very well made.

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thanks Guys, i bought a small one to fit over the engine shed door and then realised there was no mention of power supply, but i haven't built the engine shed either yet so no hurry! :)
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 11 Feb 2007, 21:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>John, you don't know how they compare to Brawa lights do you?


Sorry Neil,

I haven't had a lot of experience of Brawa streetlights, although their floodlights are supposed to very effective. Come to that so is their HO British 'phone box. I feel certain the Egyptian tourist will be more au fait with these than I am!

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Price wise Brawa are much cheaper. But they seem to be the same design as Viessmann?

I have 5 Brawa "HO" 'Charlottenburg' lamps on my station over bridge. I needed to remove their brass bases so as the lamp posts went into the pavement rather than standing on their bases on top of the pathway, as I believe they look better that way! I'm running these lamps on 12v dc, but the pack states that are suitable for up to 16v ac operation.
They cost me £7.50 each (From The Hobby Shop. Faversham. Kent) compared with the near identical version from Gaugemaster at £13.00 each
 

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Brian,

That's handy to know, The Hobby Shop is not that far from me.

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Hi John
Best to ring them first 01795 531666 as they had to order in my five "HO" ones. Though there was some "N" gauge versions in stock.
All the best
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As with all tungstone lamps/bulbs running them at 75% of the rated voltage will increase the life & the lights will look more realistic.

Most Viessmann/Brawa lamps are rated at around 16v AC so they will be OK on 12v DC.

LED's will often look more realistic on a reduced voltage.

Some Viessmann & Brawa lights look so identical they could very well come from the same source.

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