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Old 08-07-2015, 01:50 PM   #11
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I had the exact same melting on one of my lights. Two others just went dim with most of the LEDs not working. Got replacements from the company & the new lights (same lights) are working just fine for 3 months now. It was just a shorted out circuit board that melted my light & cover.

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Old 08-07-2015, 01:57 PM   #12
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It is not the LEDs it is the cheap junk drivers, Notify FR in writing that you want them all immediately replaced . If you get push back ( I don't expect you will) go to CPSC. FR certainly does not want to recall every unit out there to replace light fixtures.


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Old 08-07-2015, 09:55 PM   #13
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:04 AM   #14
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Jim ... there are over 2 dozen of these things in the ceiling from one end to the other in my 2016 Silverback ... stock installation straight from CC assembly line. They are 12V and nothing else running off 12V has issues. There is no particular run that has issues ... one was in the overhead above the sofa in the rear ... the other two were in the overhead above the bed. I agree about operating on the high end of their specs ... it make the light brighter but generates heat. I've had a lengthy conversation with CC about these and they do say others have had the same problems, but no cure as yet other than sending me new ones. I had replaced the standard 12V bulbs with LED's that fit right in the same light socket/fxture on my SOB's ... they never ran this hot, but didn't have the circuit board either.
My 2016 29re has the same problem with the led light over the kitchen sink. After being on for 15/20 min. when I would push the button to turn it off the section of the lens was sticky. I removed the lens and found that the button switch is glued to the light and also had discolored marks on the board.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:17 PM   #15
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Are you at the International rally in Goshen? If so, send me a private reply and I'll bring my good (commercial) meter down to your rig to check out the fixtures.

I converted all of my Georgetown lights to LEDs which run very cool but I needed to make modifications to the fixtures/LEDs to get everything working properly.

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Old 08-08-2015, 09:32 PM   #16
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Phil ... thanks, but I'm in Kansas still punching the ole time clock each day. There isn't much to go wrong with the supply power to a 12V DC light. I have a bit over 13V at each run plugged into shore power. (They run hot on shore power or straight of the battery boondocking it) Like has been pointed out, these lights are factory supplied from one end of the fiver to the other. They are not at all like the old overhead lights that had the 12V twist in light bulbs that can easily be converted over to LED's. These are (as seen in my photos) a stand alone unit with a square circuit board screwed into the ceiling. The circuit board has 5 LED's potted on them and that circuit board gets damned hot. The ones with the push button on/off switch seem to run hotter than the ones on the main ceiling that have no on/off switch but are controlled by a wall switch. I've used a heat gun to discover this.
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Old 08-09-2015, 12:10 AM   #17
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Is there a real fire hazard here? I know my old incandescent bulbs in my 04 Winnebago got HOT to the touch. I changed to the bayonet type LEDs and no heat at all. Since the fixture is round, would the oblong old style work as a replacement with bayonet type LEDs? Guess it could get very expensive!!
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:31 AM   #18
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Sagecoachdriver ... I believe there could be a hazzard. If I have another issue with my lights and CC doesn't have any long term answer other than sending new ones ... I was thinking along the same lines about going back to the old oblong ceiling lights like in my SOB's. I kept the LED bulbs I had bought for my SOB when I traded (they ran cool), so I would only need to buy the oblonged lights themselves. It just pains me to think I bought a brand spanking new fiver and have to replace all the light fixtures in the ceiling on my own dime. On the other hand ... peace of mind is priceless.
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In the first picture the board had jarred loose and was contacting the lens. I had several do this.

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When I was at Camping World looking at a Silverback, I noticed smoke coming from the bedroom. The LED light over the head of the bed had melted and was actually dripping plastic onto the bed!!!

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