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I have 2 double outdoor led lights on a dimmer. Over xmas the lights flickered then went out. I thought one of the wires came loose, i checked all connections, all ok. Will a faulty dimmer cause this? or is the power board likely to be the problem? A bit hard to get a sparky at this time of year. thanks in advance
 
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It is unlikely that a dimmer is suitable for your outside lights. (Unless they were designed specifically to work together)
try a normal switch.
Thanks James, the switch is inside, with the outdoor lights under cover on the patio. I managed to fix the problem by bypassing the dimmer. For some reason the dimmer was wired to be hot even when the light was switched off.
 
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I have 2 double outdoor led lights on a dimmer. Over xmas the lights flickered then went out. I thought one of the wires came loose, i checked all connections, all ok. Will a faulty dimmer cause this? or is the power board likely to be the problem? A bit hard to get a sparky at this time of year. thanks in advance
there must be somthing wrong with LED chip or driver . if the driver is external, you can buy a new one and change it. if not. May need to buy a new light
 

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