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Forum topic by DirtyMike posted 07-31-2016 06:12 PM 500 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2016 06:12 PM

hello jocks, I walked out to my shop today to find two of my 48 inch led shop lights not working properly.
One of the lights turns on but is very dim, the other light will flash when you pull the chain but not light.
We had a nasty storm this morning and did lose power but i don’t think lightning hit my shop or house.
I have other brand 48 leds in my shop that are working just fine as well as my florescent lights. the only 2 that are bad are the same brand. I tried to reset them buy flipping my breakers. nothing .

Did i get hit but lightning or do i have switch issues?

Any advice or ideas would help, thanks

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#1 posted 07-31-2016 06:19 PM

Are they seated properly in their sockets?

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#2 posted 07-31-2016 06:47 PM

They are strip lights. I have dissembled the lights, deleted the pull switch just to make sure that is not the problem. There are no visible signs of power surge but there is a slight burnt electronics smell. The circuit board looks good.

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 05:48 PM

Just a follow up to my led shop lights. I spoke with lights of america this morning, i was told any power surge could fry the ballast on the circuit board. I was told to exchange them where i purchased them (sams club). These lights have a 3 year warranty which is pretty awesome. hopefully my experience will help someone.

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#4 posted 08-02-2016 11:40 AM

I wonder if putting them on a surge protector would help or prevent problems. It is great that you can replace them but still a pain to do.

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#5 posted 08-02-2016 12:04 PM

Sorry for your troubles but glad you can replace them. Also, happy you posted. I’ll put mine on a surge protector, now.

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 08:17 PM

I avoid Lights of America…

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#7 posted 08-04-2016 03:21 AM

That was a good read, looks like a company that might not be around before the warranty expires.

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