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racket99 01-02-2011 02:27 PM

LED Under Cabinet Puck Lights Go On and Off
 
Hello,

We have under-cabinet LED pucks that were installed a year ago. The lights work, but periodically one or more of the lights will arbitrarily go off. Each puck has a switch on it and when I toggle the switch off and then back to on the light comes back on. But it will eventually go out again after a day or so.

I unscrewed the bracket and see the lights have wires going into the cabinetry (we didn't install them).

Any idea why the lights keep going out and how to fix? Do we have to call an electrician?

Thanks

clashley 01-02-2011 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by racket99 (Post 561137)
Hello,

We have under-cabinet LED pucks that were installed a year ago. The lights work, but periodically one or more of the lights will arbitrarily go off. Each puck has a switch on it and when I toggle the switch off and then back to on the light comes back on. But it will eventually go out again after a day or so.

I unscrewed the bracket and see the lights have wires going into the cabinetry (we didn't install them).

Any idea why the lights keep going out and how to fix? Do we have to call an electrician?

Thanks

Sound like some loose wiring, which ought to be a pretty simple fix (knock on wood). Can you post a pic of exactly what you see when you remove the bracket? If the wiring is accessible, you can probably fix (or at least troubleshoot) it yourself.

racket99 01-02-2011 03:12 PM

Halogen
 
Actually the lights are halogen not LED. They are small discs with an on/off switch in front. When I unscrew the light puck has some sort of film or band running across back and there are two brown wires that connect into some sort of connection socket (has white plastic plugs). The brown wires go into the cabinet and then reappear on top where they connect to a transformer/power source.

Will try to take a picture and post later. Wondering if they are overheating and turning off as a built-in protection mechanism

gregzoll 01-02-2011 03:12 PM

Loose wire. I would disable these lights now, until you can get them fixed, otherwise, once that loose wire decides to short to the metal, or decides to start overheating the circuit to cause a fire, you will have problems. Let's hope that you get it fixed, and your house does not burn down from leaving it as is.

Bondo 01-02-2011 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 561187)
Loose wire. I would disable these lights now, until you can get them fixed, otherwise, once that loose wire decides to short to the metal, or decides to start overheating the circuit to cause a fire, you will have problems. Let's hope that you get it fixed, and your house does not burn down from leaving it as is.

Huh,..??..?? :huh:

It's Low voltage, Low wattage, Low amperage...

The chance of a Fire, is slightly Less than being struck by Lightening, on a bright sunny day, with not a single cloud in the sky....:wink:

dmxtothemax 01-02-2011 05:06 PM

I have had a lot of problems with cheap switchs,
They are usually not up to the job, currrent wise,
So the contacts overheat and usually they become faulty,
Sometimes they work ok for a little while,
then suddenly stop.
Check the switch !
Quote:

Originally Posted by racket99 (Post 561137)
Hello,

We have under-cabinet LED pucks that were installed a year ago. The lights work, but periodically one or more of the lights will arbitrarily go off. Each puck has a switch on it and when I toggle the switch off and then back to on the light comes back on. But it will eventually go out again after a day or so.

I unscrewed the bracket and see the lights have wires going into the cabinetry (we didn't install them).

Any idea why the lights keep going out and how to fix? Do we have to call an electrician?

Thanks



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