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Old 05-18-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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LED ceiling lights burning out

Just bought a new leftover 2015 40RB and since delivery we have had the dealer replace 10 or 12 of the LED ceiling lights, at no cost to us. I thought LEDS lasted a long time? Has anyone else had issues with the ceiling lights.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:23 PM   #2
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FR has had a lot of issues with their LED lights in some models. The issue is not the LEDs themselves, but the cheap driver components used in the module. The replacements seem to be better and have not had the same problem.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:36 PM   #3
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All the LED's are made in China. What type / size do you have? I bought enough to do my entire trailer for less than $20.00. Unless your dealer is next door, just buy 20 of them and save the gas money.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:48 PM   #4
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Had similar in our FR Travel Trailer, sadly. Second trip out, after only 8 total days, light died. Seems the quality of the pieces being sourced is less than, stellar...
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Old 05-19-2016, 08:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I was told by the dealer that they aren't just replacing bulbs but the light unit itself is bad, just as Fly bob said. So I guess I'll just let them keep replacing the units as they go bad and hope the replacements last. Eventually I will get there....Dave
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:33 PM   #6
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Cool

LED technology is very sensitive to over voltage.

Those failures may be the result of faulty LED drivers, your inverter or AC 'shore' power voltage surges.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:56 PM   #7
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"I bought enough to do my entire trailer for less than $20.00" How many would that be and where did you purchase them?
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #8
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LEDs

Try Amazon, they have every application available. Their prices are unbeatable. Shipped to your door, with in a couple of days.

I haven't picked up our new to us 350TSSE, but I have a box of LEDs coming that I ordered on Monday and they will be here tomorrow. I don't even know if they are the right ones. If not throw them back in the box and send them back. They even pay for the shipping.

They have a pretty large RV dept.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:20 PM   #9
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"I bought enough to do my entire trailer for less than $20.00" How many would that be and where did you purchase them?
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Try Amazon, they have every application available. Their prices are unbeatable. Shipped to your door, with in a couple of days.

I haven't picked up our new to us 350TSSE, but I have a box of LEDs coming that I ordered on Monday and they will be here tomorrow. I don't even know if they are the right ones. If not throw them back in the box and send them back. They even pay for the shipping.

They have a pretty large RV dept.
Keep in mind... many of the newer rigs DO NOT have replaceable 'bulbs'.
These lights have a LED wafer that is built right onto the the light base and soldered to the fixture. Without becoming 'ingenious', you can't simply replace the bulbs with a handful of $20 replacements from Amazon.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:29 PM   #10
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5picker has a good point. At least on the 2015 -2017's there is no bulb type of LED to replace like you could in say 2011-2013. The ceiling lights are a modular circuit board with LED's embedded on them like his picture. I had most of mine either go out 2-3 LED's at a time or burn up the wiring going to the circuit board and blow the fuse. Factory just sent me a pile of new ones. 3 screws ... 2 wires and it's changed out.
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