Will LED bulbs fail when jarred while on

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Old 07-19-16, 06:20 PM
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Will LED bulbs fail when jarred while on

When I drop my work light while on, the bulb - incandescent or hybrid ge- will always fail. Since LED Bulbs have no filament, are they completely immune from this problem? Thanks for help. Frank
 
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They are more forgiving but not immune to falls.

LED's are silicone chips soldered on a board. I have seen the solder crack and the actual LED(s) break off the board but for the most part they are fairly rugged.

In my opinion they make for great droplights..... cool and bright.
 
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I have had particularly bad luck with GE's modified spectrum line. Only reason I bought a few is because I have some old light timers that require a load greater than what an led provides. For my work light I'll try a Cree from the Depot. (Do you have a favorite brand?) Thanks for your help. Frank
 
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I use actual LED work lights. You're talking about an LED bulb ?


I had a mobile electronic stores years back and did a lot of work out in the cold. I soldered and heat shrunk a lot of wiring connections. I used butane lighters to melt the shrink. They needed to be keep warm as lighters won't work when cold. I needed to use regular bulbs in my droplights for the heat. I used 130v rough service or 130v rhino bulbs. They were pretty reliable when dropped.

Not many around anymore.....
Bulb Frosted Rhinocoat A21 75W Sylvania Lighting

Do a search for 130v rough service bulbs. Many places carry them.
 
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Kind of off topic as far as service bulbs go but I have used LED bulbs in ceiling fans where they can get a great deal of vibration and they still give off the same amount of light. Some Cree bulbs have a rubberized exterior too which gives them more protection. I also have used LED bulbs from Cree in our bathroom for many years and so far no failures yet. I do agree though they are not invulnerable but they can take a bit more abuse than some bulbs can.
 
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Before LED bulbs got common I replaced the bulb in my worklight with a CFL bulb that is encased in a frosted plastic bulb-shaped shell.

Simply another choice. Now that prices have dropped my next one will probably be LED.
 
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