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  1. BobMoz

    BobMoz New EF Member

    Hi - I'd appreciate some advice please. I've just replaced all our G9 Halogen bulbs in the fittings in our living room to LED versions - 16 in total. The fittings are called Tugel (Dar Tugel 6 Arm Semi-Flush Ceiling Light - Satin Chrome - Lighting Direct - as an example) and we have 1 x 6 bulb ceiling fitting, 2 x 3 bulb ceiling fittings and 2 x 2 bulb wall fittings. All LED bulbs were the same, purchased from Screwfix.

    All bulbs/fittings work well apart from one of the 3 bulb ceiling fittings, which has blown three of the LED bulbs in two of the arms; the remaining arm (so far!) works fine. However, when I replace the blown bulbs with two of the original Halogen bulbs, they both work perfectly.

    I have removed and dis-assembled the fitting to check it, and all looks fine - there are no loose wires nor discolorations in the fittings in the relevant arms.

    Is there anything else I should check? Thanks in anticipation
  2. ferg

    ferg Electrician's Arms

    What brand were the LED's and have you tried using known good LED's to replace the duff ones?
  3. buzzlightyear

    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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  4. Matthewd29

    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

    Are you using LAP from screwfix? If so that could be the answer
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  5. Jay89

    Jay89 Regular EF Member

    I have had the same thing, 5 LED’s sent out with a light fitting all failed within a week. Turned out to be a bad batch of LED’s. Tried a different brand and worked fine.
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