LED lighting fixtures are popular among consumers because they are more energy-saving and environmentally friendly. However, under long-term use, LED lighting fixtures are also worn out, and some wrong operations can easily damage the LED lighting fixtures.
What cause led light break down?
- LED lamps with poor quality are more likely to fail. When buying, look for brands with guaranteed quality.
- LED lamps that are not used correctly in accordance with the product instructions are prone to failure and hidden dangers.
- When in use, if the current exceeds the rated current of the LED lamp, it will cause some components in the LED drive power supply to burn or be broken down.
- LED light “water mist” problem, ceiling light, bulbs, floodlights, etc. in the light after a period of time, water droplets, water mist on the inside of the housing wall phenomenon. If you use in the bathroom, kitchen or outdoor we recommended that you buy over IP44 rating protection lamps ,otherwise not only the life will be affected, but even have potential risks such as leakage.
We know that LED lights generally assembled by several different materials, for example the heat dissipation part of the lamp body for metal, reflector for plastic etc.; light in the work will generate some heat, the thermal expansion coefficient of different materials are different, after long time use it will produce gaps in the joints of different materials;
when used in a large humidity environment, the temperature inside and outside the shade is different, the gas inside the shade will be heated, it will produce the phenomenon of water mist and water droplets, which will disappear after certain time if it continues to be lit.
Therefore,the humid environment is also a factor that affects the life of LED lamps.
How should we use and maintain LED lighting fixtures?
1、After buying the lamps, do not rush to install, please read the installation instructions carefully, and then according to the installation instructions in accordance with the good lamps. If you are not familar with the installation job you can hire a professional electrician to do this for you.
2、Don’t change the structure of the light during cleaning and maintenance, and don’t change the parts of the light. After maintenance, the light should be installed as it is, don’t omit or wrongly install the parts of the light.
3、When using LED lighting fixtures, try not to switch frequently. Although the number of switching resistance of LED lighting is about 18 times that of ordinary fluorescent lamps, too frequent will still affect the life of the internal electronic components of the LED lamp, thus affecting the life of the lamp.
Special attention should be paid to that, except for special LED lighting fixtures, ordinary LED lighting fixtures should be avoided in humid environments. Humid environment will affect the electronic components of the LED lamp driving power supply.
The electronic components are damp and the lamp life is shortened. In particular, LED lighting fixtures in toilets and bathrooms and stove headlights in kitchens must be equipped with moisture-proof lampshades or use IP44 light to prevent moisture intrusion, rust damage or leakage short circuits.
Finally, it is best not to clean the LED lighting with water, just wipe it with a dry cloth dampened with water. If you accidentally touch the water, try to wipe it dry as much as possible. Do not wipe it with a wet cloth immediately after turning on the light.