Problem with LED lights

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Platinum Imports Inc, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. Platinum Imports Inc

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    Mar 8, 2013
    Can anyone help me as to why this is happening??
    I have some LED lights (some ceiling recessed lights and some 10 watt flood lights) and after I turn then on for about 15min, they turn off or in some cases go dim. when I switch off the power and turn it back on after a while the lights come back on and then after awhile turn back off.
    I recon it's the driver that's causing this, but why do these drivers do this??

    Can anyone shine some light on this problem?
    look forward to the replies.

  2. welshtrekker

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    Jan 24, 2013
  3. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    Sounds like a heat sinking issue. Power LEDs must be kept cool. If they overheat they shut down until they cool down. The damage done to them is permanent if this is the case.

    There has to be provisions to allow air to circulate also.

    There is another similar thread for this, lets keep it over there.

    Need help! LED bulbs are blinking.
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