I have replaced most of my old home lighting with LEDs including some fluorescents. This was done about a year ago but now one of the 4ft tubes that replaced the old type has started flickering. I thought that an LED could only be on or off. I have checked the connections and they seem Ok. Any suggestions?
I don’t mind getting a new unit but I have never seen this before with LED.
Depends on the bulb type, bayonet and screw fix incandescent bulb alternatives don't. The low voltage reflector type may need a new transformer as the old unit designed for halogen bulbs will be designed for a much higher wattage output and some have problems operating smoothly at low outputs causing bulb flicker. The LED tubes used to substitute for the old fluorescent units still need a starter, usually I believe supplied with the tube and if it's not the only such installation in the house easy enough to check.
L E D lights start to flicker when failing, if you drive a lot you may notice a lot of new cars with L E D lights may have same problem. I ve noticed that the LED lights in our house last about 18 months and thats it. And if you have a 3 year guarantee you have to send the LED back to the manufacture because the shop only gives you a 12 month warranty and that means yo have no light to replace it with.
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