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Posted: 07/06/21 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Several of the interior LED ceiling lights are beginning to flicker...don't think it's a power problem because other lights on the same circuit operate fine.

Can just the bulbs be replaced? If so, how are the bulbs accessed? (I don't see a notch to 'grab' to pop the cover off...and know myself well enough to expect I could end up cracking the fixture cover in trying to get it off)
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Posted: 07/06/21 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most if not all led fixtures have replaceable bulbs/LED’s. Can’t help much on how to replace yours without know what kind. A picture would help.


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Some of the lenses just snap off, some take about 1/16 of a turn left or right and come off. The ones I have with the center on/off button switch just pop off.

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Posted: 07/06/21 03:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most newer RVs have non replaceable bulbs in the can type lights but those non sealed like over the bathroom sink/ dining table may be replaceable.





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On mine the two lenses slide a 1/4” away from center. The bulbs are bayonet style and pull out.

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If they are discrete bulbs in a socket, then sure, check online and you can find replacements. But you probably wouldn't be asking if they were socketed bulbs that are easily replaced.

My LED lights have surface mount LED's soldered to a circuit board - those LED's are not (easily) replaceable. But flickering LED's sounds more like a driver problem than a bulb problem -- the constant current driver that powers them is probably going bad.

Probably easiest to just replace the entire fixture.

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wildtoad wrote:

Most if not all led fixtures have replaceable bulbs/LED’s.


I've yet to see an OEM LED fixture that has replacement LED modules.
The mostly use a board of LEDs that's hard wired to the fixture.


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Some LED bulbs are hard wired, and some are plug-in. The plastic cover may just slide off. Pro tip: have your wife remove the cover. She is much less likely to bust the plastic tabs than you are. Don't ask how I learned this valuable lesson.

Anyway, once you get the cover off, you will know what kind of LED bulb you have. I've had great luck dealing with M4 -- they are a USA-based company, and they actually answer their emails and will answer technical questions. Their bulbs are not the cheapest, but they are high quality:

M4 LED supply


Good luck -- let us know how it goes.


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Agree with M4. Replaced 4 tube lamps with conversion from M4, quality stuff.

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Fisherman wrote:

Some of the lenses just snap off, some take about 1/16 of a turn left or right and come off. The ones I have with the center on/off button switch just pop off.


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