LED update

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    an update on this post from a while ago......

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    beware of this type from ledbulbs4u.
    probably applies to other makes as well.

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    replaced all mine with these at Newark this year and at malvern i had one 'blow'

    i checked it and both pins had broken off the PCB.

    unsupported, they can vibrate and break.
    my advise is place a small wad of foam behind the PCB to stop it moving.
    there isnt really any heat so should be perfectly safe.

    easy repair luckily...or could have been £8 wasted.

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    i fixed this faulty led the other day and on closer inspection it wasnt the pins that had broken but they had detached from the solder on the PCB...very poor soldering job in my opinion.:Doh:
     
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    Ann alternative to the foam is a nice big blob with the glue gun :Smile:
    Have used it wirth great success for the past 2 or 3 years :thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    but how do you get it out when it finally expires ?
     
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    Just looked at their website. LED are not cheap:Eeek:

    Derek
     
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    No but they are like Snap-on-tools, dear but last a life time. :BigGrin:

    Olley
     
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    Worth every penny for the energy they save, extending battery life greatly. :thumb:
     
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    Certainly pleased that we changed. Worth every penny for the benefits.

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