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Old 01-25-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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I have a new 2015 Jayco Precept and have a ceiling light out. I took it apart to find no bulb but a hard wired light. How does one replace these things? Do you have to cut wires and rewire a new light? I thought they were supposed to last for a long time.
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Find an LED bulb that will fit the socket of the missing bulb. If the socket has power, no need to remove the fixture, just put in appropriate LED.
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I have a new 2015 Jayco Precept and have a ceiling light out. I took it apart to find no bulb but a hard wired light. How does one replace these things? Do you have to cut wires and rewire a new light? I thought they were supposed to last for a long time.
I'm a bit confused on what you are saying. What kind of light did you remove? Was it a tube light like a florescent or some other kind? A picture might help. I'm just having a hard time with the term "hard wired" because that could have a couple meanings.
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Old 01-25-2015, 10:38 AM   #4
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Hi Bob,

From your post it's a little hard to give you a good answer. I'm not familiar with the Precept but it may in fact have led's. If it came with them from the factory, they might be hard wired in, and in that case, you'd just cut the two wires and butt splice in a new strip. Now, there might also be a couple of butt connectors already there...if you pull some more wire out or remove the fixture, you might find them. You could also call the service dept where you bought it and talk to one of the guys there. Maybe a mfgr printed on the piece already...then do a search. If you bought the rig at a dealer and it's still under factory warrantee...have them deal with it...I'd wait 'till some other item needs fixing too then have them both done. If this were my rig I'd do it myself in any case, this is a very minor thing and you'll learn from the experience. You might also see if there's voltage there too before you do anything else. A picture of the thing would be interesting.

Good luck, let us know what happens.
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Thanks Guys. I'll check at a camping World for a replacement. Won't return home for a couple of months yet.

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Has that light ever worked? If not it may be wired in reverse. LED lights are polarity sensitive unlike incandescent bulbs.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:00 PM   #7
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Hard wired light.. Never seen one like that except for

1: LED type fixtures

2: GLow-Right tail lamps (Sealed lamp and lense assemblies)

Photos please.. I would like to see it.
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There are LED fixtures with non-replaceable bulbs - I used a couple to add some lighting over our galley work areas. If it fails, you replace the entire fixture (it's just a "puck" type glass that inserts in the underside of a cabinet). The Solarion fixtures on THIS PAGE are what I used.

An Led should last long enough that replacing the fixture is not a concern, but that doesn't mean that there will never be an early life failure.

The Precept is a new model - how about making a warranty claim? 30,000-50,000 hours is the norm for an Led light.
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