How to Convert 220V to 110V Lighting

Written by matt mcgew
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Around the world, electricity operates at different voltages. Therefore, electronic apparatuses such as lighting equipment may require a converter to function properly in other countries. If you have a light such as a lamp that operates at 220 volts, you can determine if the light will require a power converter or an adaptor to function in a country with 110-volt electricity.

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Things you need

  • 220-volt to 110-volt power converter
  • Adaptor plug for the country with 110-volt electricity

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    Determine if the 220-volt lighting equipment you want to use in a country with 110-volt electricity requires a converter. Look for a sticker on the power cord. Alternatively, voltage information is sometimes printed directly on the device's plug. If the label lists a range of voltage that includes 110 volts, you do not need a power converter. For example, a label may indicate "220V - 110V." This means the device can function with any electricity voltage from 220 volts to 110 volts.

  2. 2

    Attach the device's plug to the power converter. If your device is not rated for 110-volt electricity, push the end of the device's plug into an available electrical socket on the power converter.

  3. 3

    Determine the type of adaptor plug used in the country with 110-volt electricity. You can use an online resource such as to determine the type of adaptor used in a particular country.

  4. 4

    Plug the power converter into the appropriate adaptor plug for the country you want to use the lighting equipment in.

  5. 5

    Plug the adaptor plug into an electrical socket in the country where you want to use the lighting equipment.

  6. 6

    Move the power converter switch to the "On" position to begin using the lighting equipment.

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