New LED Recessed 120V lights constantly burning out

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Old 12-23-16, 07:04 AM
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New LED Recessed 120V lights constantly burning out

Just had kitchen remodeled this summer. 3 - 120V LED task lights installed in ceiling focused on Countertop. I have had to replace the bulb in 1 of the lights 4 times in 6 months and the bulbs in the other 2 lights once each. Electrician has been back twice and double checked his work and sees no issue. Also wired on the same switch is a pendant light which is over the sink. The bulb in that light has not burnt out and it is also a LED. Anyone have any ideas what could be happening here? The bulbs are rated to last 1.8 years and I'm lucky if I'm getting 1.8 months out of them. Thanks for any help and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings! MB McProc
 
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Can you give us the model number of the fixture and the type of lamp, and/or post a pic or two?

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

I would suspect that the lamps are getting too hot causing the electronics to fail since that's the most likely premature failure mode for LEDs. Are these on a dimmer?
 
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Old 12-23-16, 07:51 AM
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I don't have model # but I'll try to get -
 
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Old 12-23-16, 08:05 AM
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? The bulbs are rated to last 1.8 years
That is usually a very misleading manufacturer's statement because often it says in the fine print something like "if used three hours a day".

Have you tried a different brand of bulb?
 
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Not sure what the original bulbs were but the current bulbs are GE and I believe the previous ones were Sylvania. Also, don't know if it will give a clue or not, but twice the bulbs have gone out the instant the light switch was turned on.
 
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Old 12-23-16, 02:00 PM
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Those bulbs do not appear to be LED to me. They appear to be Halogen which have a much shorter lifespan then LED. When they are on, can you put your hand on them or are they too hot to touch?
 
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