LED ceiling lights not working due to a number of reasons. Sometimes, the cause is very minor and you can fix it yourself. While there can be an intricate problem.
For example, your electrical wiring or system has some fault. So, at this point, you should call an electrician. But, first, try to check and fix the minor issues. Hence, follow this guide for basic steps.
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Why do LED Ceiling Lights Stop Working?
We cannot figure out immediately why your LED ceiling lights have stopped working. Because there is not a single reason behind this issue.
Therefore, we have to dive deeper into the problem. However, let us know the major reasons quickly;
- The light bulb is broken or damaged.
- The power supply to the light is interrupted or insufficient.
- The electrical wiring of your home is incorrectly done.
- A short circuit or power surge has burnt the bulbs.
- The light fixture or driver is defective.
- Dimmer is incompatible or malfunctioning.
Cause #1. Faulty Light Bulb
One immediate reason can be the faulty LED light bulb. Approach the ceiling light and make sure it is fitted firmly in its place. A bulb has a certain lifespan and may be expired.
Additionally, a short circuit or power surge can also damage the bulb. So, remove the bulb from the ceiling. It has two wires for power. Connect the wires into a wall socket and check if the bulb works.
Plug it into multiple outlets to confirm whether the bulb is fused or not. If it works fine then you have to try the next solutions.
Cause #2. Interrupted Power Supply
Another major reason is that the power supply to the ceiling light is interrupted. There can be two types of interruptions. First, check the circuit breaker is not tripped in your electrical panel.
Reset the breaker or replace it. Next, check all ceiling lights in your home. If other lights are also not working, the problem is in the main supply.
For example, the main utility powerhouse is delivering low voltage. You can confirm it from the volt meter reading of your main panel.
Cause #3. Incorrect Electrical Wiring
It can be a fault in electrical wiring that leads to ceiling light failure. The wires are incorrectly installed or are loosely connected. Visible wires can be checked for any signs of damage.
However, only a professional electrician can check the internal wiring. Moreover, check the power switch of your ceiling lights.
Make sure the wires are connected properly to the switch. Replace the switch if it is loose or broken.
Cause #4. Defective Light Fixture
Ceiling LED lights are of different types. Some are fitted in a fixture that is already fixed in the ceiling. If the fixture is damaged, the bulb cannot fit properly.
Hence, it does not receive power and stops working. So, remove the bulb and examine the fixture. It has steel pins that can bend. Some fixtures have a screw-like design.
Hence, you fit the bulb by rotating it. The light bulb should touch the contact points. So, uninstall the bulb from the fixture and install it again properly.
Cause #5. A Bad Dimmer
Some ceiling LEDs come with a dimmer. Just like a fan, you can adjust the brightness with the dimmer. So, you can get the required lumens from the ceiling lights. So, move the dimmer to increase the lumen.
Moreover, make sure the dimmer is working fine. Replacing a bad or defective dimmer can solve the issue. Incompatibility of the light fixture and the dimmer can also cause this issue.
For example, you may be using an old dimmer with the latest LEDs. Ideally, the user should use the dimmer and the fixture from the same brand.
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Cause #6. Contact the Manufacturer
LED lights come with a certain warranty period such as 6 months or one year. If the product fails during this duration, you can claim a warranty. First, check the warranty of your ceiling lights on their packaging box.
If the warranty period has not passed, you should contact the manufacturer or the supplier. The supplier is responsible for exchanging the lights if you have not purchased directly from the company.
FAQs Related to Ceiling LED Lights
Read some of the common questions below. These queries will help you further.
What’s the difference between an LED light dimmer and a driver?
A dimmer allows you to increase or decrease the intensity of light coming out of your LED bulb. While a driver does not offer any controlling feature. It ensures that the fixture is receiving the right amount of power.
What happens if I use an old or incompatible dimmer?
Your LED light bulbs flicker if you use an old or incompatible dimmer. Moreover, the brightness level is also affected. Sometimes, drop-outs occur. Ultimately, your bulbs can damage permanently.
Why LED light circuits are too complicated?
LED manufacturers continue to add new and advanced features. So, the number of modules or components increases in the circuit. Thus, the circuit becomes complex. It has a greater risk of failure and is harder to repair.
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The basic knowledge about electronic components can help you a lot. Because we are surrounded by a lot of electrical appliances. These devices are prone to faults.
So, we cannot call a technician too often. Therefore, we should try some basic troubleshooting hacks at home.
This article will prove an effective guide if your LED ceiling light is not working. I will appreciate it if you write in the comment section which of the hacks fixed your problem.
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