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Why my LED lights blinking?

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why my LED lights blinking?
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Auto Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
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Auto Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

Hey how are you

If yoi talking about the security light led flashing and the car not starting or starting and running but still flashing then the anti theft is triggered

Tell me more of what is going on with it

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it is actually home BR 30 flood light
Auto Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

oh sorry , i would not know , I will opt out for other experts to assist you on this

Chad

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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

What year and Model Car is this and what LEDs are blinking?

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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Oh these are Home Flood lights? Do you have the lights on a Dimmer switch?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
lights on Dimmer switch
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

When you tap down the dimmer switch, does the lights stop flickering?

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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Do they only flicker when you have the lights all the way up?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I thought maybe light bulb itself but when I reduced numbers of lightbulbs they stop blinking
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
they blink when light all the way up, i got 16 on one dimmer with condense bolbs did not have this problem
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I had the same issue. I put LED flood light bulbs in my kitchen, and actually I changed out the actual dimmer switch to resolve my issue. But before I did that, I did the same thing to make them stop flickering.

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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

If you update your dimmer switch, that should resolve your issue.

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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

If you have any more questions on this, please feel free to ask.

If not, and you're satisfied with my help, please Rate me. That is how I get credit for my work. I hope I have provided you with 5 Star Excellent Service.

Thanks Jay!

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
what kind of switch do I need to work on this 16 LEDs
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I don't know what type of dimmer you have exactly. I just simply changed to a more up to date dimmer on mine and it resolve it and have not had any issues since.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
got you, so you are saying my dimmer not compatible with LED?
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Yea.. How old is that dimmer switch would you say?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
2-3 years
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
would this one work with 16 LED BR30s
http://a.co/ffjdnCM
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I got actually same one
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
just replacing same with the other same one, not sure if it do any good
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

That is the one like I have.

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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

But when you have a light switch theme, you want to stick with what you have.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
yeh I want to keep the same view, because i have two of them but only one causing trouble
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

It could be trial and error to find the right dimmer switch. I am not a light switch expert..lol.. But what I would do is stop by the Home Depot and speak with one of their electrical specialist and let him suggest which updated dimmer switch will work for you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
maybe it something to do with wattage?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
of dimmer itself
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

I just double checked which bulbs I have. I have the BR40's

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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
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Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

They are a 65 watt bulb. What are yours exactly?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i got 9w LEDs BR 30 so 16 of them would requere 144wat just by the border, I might need higher wattage right?
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Yeah... That is what it is sounding like..

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
mine is BR 30, 65w replacement with 9w I believe, I don't want to go with BR 40 because most light bulbs I have BR30
Auto Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Those I just posted to you are 13W / 65w BR30's that are dimmable.

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