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Old 02-09-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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I thought LED lights were good for years of use.
We've had one completely fail since buying our unit late last August and now another is still burning but at about half intensity with all LED's lit.

I need to check and see if these are covered by the warranty, not the same as regular light bulbs for sure and not cheap.

We have surge suppression so that's not the problem.

Anyone else have problems with the bulbs?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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How do you get the thin round covers off?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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I thought LED lights were good for years of use.
We've had one completely fail since buying our unit late last August and now another is still burning but at about half intensity with all LED's lit.

I need to check and see if these are covered by the warranty, not the same as regular light bulbs for sure and not cheap.

We have surge suppression so that's not the problem.

Anyone else have problems with the bulbs?
I've had some issues with my docking led lights "flickering" and a few led 's burnt out or dead.
Dealer sent me new ones and all is good.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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The round covers are just pushed in, they are kind of hard to get off because there is a detent all the way around the cover. I had a guy at the dealership in the parts department show me how. I have a nylon pry bar that I use to pop mine off.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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LEDs are solid state and just like any solid state electronic, they either go bad within a few weeks of use, or last for years and years.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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LEDs are solid state and just like any solid state electronic, they either go bad within a few weeks of use, or last for years and years.
Very true statement, I think the dealership should replace them since it is so new!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #7
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The round covers are just pushed in, they are kind of hard to get off because there is a detent all the way around the cover. I had a guy at the dealership in the parts department show me how. I have a nylon pry bar that I use to pop mine off.
Sweet - I have those nylon pry bars too. I used to rebuild laptops and it's what techs use to get the cases and screen display open. The two black ones on the right are the ones I used most.

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We bought a 2013 silverback that came with factory LED lighting and the brochure that describes the lighting says lifetime warranty??
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