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Old 11-11-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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New led interior lights

Several questions have been asked about removing the lenses on the new style interior lights. I have an extra one and here are some photos of it disassembled for others to see....
They are very thin and come in 2 pieces, there are 2 notches on each side that the lens attaches.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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Two more....here you can see the notches for the covers as well as the soldered led strip. Should not have any flickering leds with this type of lamp.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:25 AM   #3
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To remove the lens insert a small flat blade screwdriver along the side .....
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:07 PM   #4
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Thank you very much for posting these pics....have been wanting to see what kind of led pcb is inside them.

So these are the led lights that go under the cabinets etc, and there is a different type on the ceiling?

They drill a hole in the cabinets or something for the wires to go thru so after putting screws in the 4 holes it mounts flush to a surface?

Would definitely buy at least one of these and the other ceiling type (if different) as spares (or the led pcb).....never know what is going to come off the next boat from China!
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Old 11-11-2016, 01:04 PM   #5
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These are the lights on ceiling, in the bath, or under the cabinets, all the same except some are bigger than others. I got an extra one when I asked for a 12v drop under the bed for a future light.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:49 PM   #6
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Replacing the "bulb"

Thanks for the pictures. It looks like one would have to unsolder the circuit board in order to replace the "bulb" should there be a problem. Is this the case?
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I expect that it is cheaper and easier to replace the whole fixture.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:31 PM   #8
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I expect that it is cheaper and easier to replace the whole fixture.
Easier maybe but led's of every size and description are available on ebay. I'd just replace it for about a buck. But then we folks of Scottish heritage aren't really cheap, just, as we say, frugal.

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One could replace the whole board if it fails, but then there would be the problem of mounting it - replacement of the entire fixture is more practical.

If an individual LED (the little light-emitting rectangles) fails, it could be replaced... but unsoldering a surface-mounted device (SMD) like this and soldering in a replacement without causing any other problems isn't likely to be successful for someone without signficant experience. Flickering of the whole lamp might be due to one of the other components on the board, which control the current throught the LEDs. It might also be a challenge to find a matching LED, if that's what fails.
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Great thread - thanks for posting.
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But then we folks of Scottish heritage aren't really cheap, just, as we say, frugal.
How was copper wire invented?

Two Scots fighting over a penny.
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Scots invented the limbo too....entering a pay toilet.
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