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efemeral

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Hi
We have two alcoves with a downward niche light in each. About 4 years old. Pic attached.

Both operate from one switch. One light is flashing like a strobe when switched on - guess needs replacing?
Appears to be a solid unit rather than containing a bulb that can be replaced.
No obvious way of determining make/model.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Cheers,
John

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Strima

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That's an LED lamp, more than likely the driver has thrown a wobbly and will need replacing. Hopefully it's a self contained unit with integral driver that can be swapped easily.
 

Midwest

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Safely isolate the lights. And gently pull the fitting downwards, using your fingertips, moving from side to side until you see a springy thing. Then pull that side down first. Watch out for the springs. They hurt. :)
 
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efemeral

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That's an LED lamp, more than likely the driver has thrown a wobbly and will need replacing. Hopefully it's a self contained unit with integral driver that can be swapped easily.
Many thanks Strima.
I'll call in an electrician.
Cheers, John
 

Murdoch

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That looks like a JCC sealed unit and may have a 10 year warranty on it.

When was it installed?
 

Murdoch

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efemeral

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What did the spock say about the warranty on these?
Can't remember - there was so much going on.
If it's likely to be expensive I can track down the electrician via the builder. However if it's reasonably cheap it'll be easier to get a local electrician to sort it
Thanks, John
 

Murdoch

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FWIW if the electrician did his "bit" he would have registered the lights with JCC so you would benefit from a 10 year warranty......

Maybe a call to JCC may clear this up?
 

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Midwest

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Really helpful suggestion - I’ve emailed JCC
Cheers, John
If it is a JCC one, and one of their ill-fated FGLED6, you could probably contact them and get it replaced without it being previously registered for their extended warranty. They had a few, and given up all hope.
 

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