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The Chipster 11-07-2017 08:12 PM

Under-Cabinet lights flickering
 
Our two year old home in Dunedin has flickering LED lights under the kitchen cabinets. Any ideas?

villagetinker 11-07-2017 08:30 PM

Yes, you probably have mechanical connections at the ends. Try this, when the LEDs start flickering apply some finger pressure at the end where the wires connect, if the flickering stops you have found your problem. Now the bad news, I do not have a fix for this short of removing the faulty connector, and soldering the wires. I have installed several sets of under and over cabinet LED strips, and I always solder the connections, I do not like the mechanical connections.
Hope this helps.

graciegirl 11-07-2017 11:09 PM

Call Warranty...anyhow. You might just be surprised how helpful they are, even if your time has expired for free fixes.

Toymeister 11-13-2017 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by The Chipster (Post 1472163)
Our two year old home in Dunedin has flickering LED lights under the kitchen cabinets. Any ideas?

If installed by The Villages: Chances are they are not LEDs but rather "Malibu" incandescent bulbs. found on line or in the outdoor landscaping lighting area at lowes or home depot.

The fixtures are: cheap, inefficient and not very bright. I just replaced mine with LEDs. The entire fixture. To check hold your hand next to them are they hot like an old fashioned light bulb? Bingo!

Edit to add: those cheap Malibu lights use 180 watts, the LEDs use 36 watts and don't burn out!

graciegirl 11-13-2017 01:41 PM

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If installed by The Villages: Chances are they are not LEDs but rather "Malibu" incandescent bulbs. found on line or in the outdoor landscaping lighting area at lowes or home depot.

The fixtures are: cheap, inefficient and not very bright. I just replaced mine with LEDs. The entire fixture. To check hold your hand next to them are they hot like an old fashioned light bulb? Bingo!

Edit to add: those cheap Malibu lights use 180 watts, the LEDs use 36 watts and don't burn out!

Our under cabinet lighting is six years old and not one bulb has burned out. I am satisfied and don't agree about cheap. They use good recognizable brands like Kohler and Kichler.

Wiotte 11-13-2017 02:19 PM

Under-Cabinet lights flickering
 
Yellow lights such a faux pas, lol

Kitchler 3K

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Toymeister 11-13-2017 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by graciegirl (Post 1474897)
Our under cabinet lighting is six years old and not one bulb has burned out. I am satisfied and don't agree about cheap. They use good recognizable brands like Kohler and Kichler.

I threw those in the trash can yesterday, they did not have a brand name on them. The light pictured in the first post is most certainly a Malibu incandescent light.

Kohler and kichler do not make light fixtures. They make plumbing fixtures. I can assure you the villages installed fixtures were quite cheap. Don't be ridiculous and defend every aspect of your home simply because it is in the villages.

The reason the bulbs do not burn out is two fold, they are 12 volt and the are dc, the mitigating factor is you may not be using them much. None of this excuses their use in newer construction when inexpensive LEDs are available. That said they will burn out and those bulbs are difficult to find. That bank of lights was the second largest consumer of lighting energy in my home. Wasteful!

CWGUY 11-14-2017 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Toymeister (Post 1475104)
I threw those in the trash can yesterday, they did not have a brand name on them. The light pictured in the first post is most certainly a Malibu incandescent light.

Kohler and kichler do not make light fixtures. They make plumbing fixtures. I can assure you the villages installed fixtures were quite cheap. Don't be ridiculous and defend every aspect of your home simply because it is in the villages.

The reason the bulbs do not burn out is two fold, they are 12 volt and the are dc, the mitigating factor is you may not be using them much. None of this excuses their use in newer construction when inexpensive LEDs are available. That said they will burn out and those bulbs are difficult to find. That bank of lights was the second largest consumer of lighting energy in my home. Wasteful!

Kichler Lighting - pendant, ceiling, landscape lights & more :confused:

dewilson58 11-14-2017 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by CWGUY (Post 1475113)

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Toymeister 11-14-2017 10:49 AM

A question was posted from one guy who had a problem with lights. One guy has offered a solution.

Many people have opinions about lights, it seems, but one guy has a problem and one guy has actually who offered a solution is also the same guy had has his hands on them, and removed them. This weekend in fact. To take it a step further the same guy even measured the actual power consumption of the light fixtures.

I would spend less time on the keyboard and replace the lights with LEDs.


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