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Old 01-10-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Fried our led lights?

Hi, we just got done replacing our pancakes in our fifth wheel with led versions. The problem is that when we replaced our old chandelier light over the door with a new one my hubby put a screw thru a wire when attaching to the ceiling. Now the two new pancakes in the ceiling that are on the same circuit barely glow. Did we do irreparable damage to the pancakes and need to buy new ones or is there something else going on? The damaged wire is actually in the new chandelier and not the other wires running thru the ceiling. So even with the chandelier not hooked up, the pancakes still barely glow. Everything else that is on that switch panel such as the ceiling vent in the kitchen and the ceiling fan in the living room still work fine. Help please?
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You have a dead short or just broke the wire contacts. Replace the wire and possibly the fuse.
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Pull one or both pancakes to test wire to a 12vDC battery or supply INDEPENDENT of all else. If still dim, diodes could be damaged by hubby's short circuit but ask the store to test the LED PACKS ( aka bulbs) in case they can be replaced. Let us know!!
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Don't forget that LEDs have a polarity and won't work if connected wrong.
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May I ask, "What is a pancake" in lighting terms?
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You have a dead short or just broke the wire contacts. Replace the wire and possibly the fuse.
You were correct! He found the blown fuse and fixed the wire too. Everything works fine now. he wasn't thinking that the fuse was blown since there was a little bit of power getting to the other lights on that switch. Still don't know why that was happening. Thank you!
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Just meant the "flat" style of lights.
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Pull one or both pancakes to test wire to a 12vDC battery or supply INDEPENDENT of all else. If still dim, diodes could be damaged by hubby's short circuit but ask the store to test the LED PACKS ( aka bulbs) in case they can be replaced. Let us know!!
Just had to replace a blown fuse and damaged wire. Don't know why the other lights still had enough power to glow even with a bad fuse. Thanks!
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