I purchased this MR16, 12W LED bulb on eBay to replace my 50W haloggen and verify how bright it is and whether its light is going to flicker.
Why? As my hallogen driver is 12V, 20-60W I hear that bulbs should be in that range of driver’s wattage. I have tried 7.8W LED and indeed they do flicker a bit.
So this 12W LED arrived, but there is no marking on it saying it is 12W. It does not flicker, but its brightness is like those 7.8W, I would say.
Now, when I plug this supposedly 12W LED to its socket (the driver is already on), IHD display is increasing current usage reading by 2W only.
What is wrong in here?