Flickering LED

Old 10-05-16, 01:14 AM
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Flickering LED

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Hi everyone, my first post in the forum, so I'm looking forward to reaping the knowledge here for my new apartment

My place had halogen 12v spots installed. I've replaced them all with 3.4w 230v Philips LED Master bulbs.

The halogens were on 4 seperate circuits in the following configuration:

Bathroom: 3x bulbs, one transformer
Hall: 4x bulbs, two transformers
Kitchen: 3x bulbs, one transformer

I removed the transformers, replaced the MR16 connectors with GU10 and plugged in the new bulbs. All good, everything works.

Except one light int he kitchen sometimes flickers. I'm no electrician, but it seems weird that only one would be flickering on the single circuit.

I still want to try swapping the light with another one to see if there is a problem with the bulb, but does anyone have any suggestions?

All the other new lights are fine.

Thanks for the tips

Last edited by ray2047; 10-05-16 at 02:06 AM.
Old 10-05-16, 05:56 AM
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I too would try swapping bulbs to see if the problem follows the bulb. If that one location in the kitchen is the only one that flickers then I would suspect the socket. I used to have halogen lights in my kitchen and I kept an inventory of sockets/fixtures on hand. The high heat of the halogen would damage them causing the light to flicker at first and eventually it would stop working altogether.

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