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  1. efemeral
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    efemeral EF Member

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    claverham
    Hi
    We have two alcoves with a downward niche light in each. About 4 years old. Pic attached.

    Both operate from one switch. One light is flashing like a strobe when switched on - guess needs replacing?
    Appears to be a solid unit rather than containing a bulb that can be replaced.
    No obvious way of determining make/model.
    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Cheers,
    John

    niche light.JPG
     
  2. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    St Neots
    That's an LED lamp, more than likely the driver has thrown a wobbly and will need replacing. Hopefully it's a self contained unit with integral driver that can be swapped easily.
     
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  3. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    I thought is was a tiny space ship.or this
     
  4. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    Safely isolate the lights. And gently pull the fitting downwards, using your fingertips, moving from side to side until you see a springy thing. Then pull that side down first. Watch out for the springs. They hurt. :)
     
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  5. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    hooch.:D that hurts .
     
  6. efemeral
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    efemeral EF Member

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    claverham
    Many thanks Strima.
    I'll call in an electrician.
    Cheers, John
     
  7. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    Only if you drink too much of it. o_O
     
  8. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    That looks like a JCC sealed unit and may have a 10 year warranty on it.

    When was it installed?
     
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  9. efemeral
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    efemeral EF Member

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    claverham
    ...about 4 years ago - part of a major renovation.
     
  10. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    What did the spock say about the warranty on these?
     
  11. efemeral
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    efemeral EF Member

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    claverham
    Can't remember - there was so much going on.
    If it's likely to be expensive I can track down the electrician via the builder. However if it's reasonably cheap it'll be easier to get a local electrician to sort it
    Thanks, John
     
  12. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    FWIW if the electrician did his "bit" he would have registered the lights with JCC so you would benefit from a 10 year warranty......

    Maybe a call to JCC may clear this up?
     
  13. efemeral
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    efemeral EF Member

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    claverham
    Really helpful suggestion - I’ve emailed JCC
    Cheers, John
     
  14. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    I would recommend a phone call .............
     
  15. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    Only you do that Murdoch :)
     
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