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When a LED DOWNLIGHT GOES

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by STI, 29 Sep 2013.

  1. STI

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    What Happens,

    I have never had an LED go yet but I just received a call from someone with 4 led's on a two way switch and all 4 have gone out. She says that when she switches the switch (either one) on the lights come on for a fraction of a second then go out. No tripping at the fuse box or anything just don't stay on.
    My initial thought is a faulty connection but then I realised i have never had an LED failure so i don't know if they have certain characteristics when they fail.
    Has anyone else

    Sorry forgot to say they are GU10s so not a transformer issue
     
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    The LED failures I've had they've just stopped working, but it's always been individual lamps. If you've got 4 gone together then I'd say you're looking at a loose connection, in fact I'd start with the light switch, probably nothing to do with the LEDs at all.

    PJ
     
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    THanks PJ That was my first thought but I just wanted to check others experience.
     
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    When they fail they do seem to have a habit of taking the dimmers with them - even the electronic type :(
     
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    Tap the switches.... you'll find a loose strapper or common!
     
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    Thanks All
     
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