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Water well question

dennishoddy

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LEDs have current diodes that are fragile and burn out causing the flickering. Some have an array of LEDs and several burn out causing the same. Either way, it is an overcurrent causing the shutdown then power up repeatedly.

LEDs are DC powered and are converted via a bridge rectifier.

This is why I will never buy any fixture where the LEDs are nonreplaceable and there are a lot of them out there.
Absolutely.
The reason I asked if it was a ceiling fan is because I experienced that issue when trying to install LED's in a ceiling fan that wasn't designed to accept them. It was an older model and I should have known better, but tried anyway. The bulbs didn't go to waste.
 

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Were those lights in a ceiling fan?
No, they were vanity lights that drove me crazy. I even checked circuit breakers, wiring, twisted wires tighter and the LED bulbs cost $11 each X6. Maybe LED is the way to go but they can be a pain. For over 6 months I put up with them!
 

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I swear I replace LED bulbs in my house just as often as the old style. 50k hours or whatever they claim for life is crap in my experience. I've just gone from $.50 replacements to $12 replacements. Or more if they are some type of flood. And some of them get HOT at the bases.
 

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Back to water topic . Left water running on my melon patch yesterday evening flooded half of it. water was still running this AM.
 
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LEDs have current diodes that are fragile and burn out causing the flickering. Some have an array of LEDs and several burn out causing the same. Either way, it is an overcurrent causing the shutdown then power up repeatedly.

LEDs are DC powered and are converted via a bridge rectifier.

This is why I will never buy any fixture where the LEDs are nonreplaceable and there are a lot of them out there.
You seem to be fairly knowledgeable about LED functions, so here is one designed to stump you. It certainly has stumped me 😂

I have two identical separate wall lamps hanging on the same wall, in the same room, both with multiple LED's and a single mechanical on/off for each light, feeding off the same electrical branch (though through different receptacles). One works great but the other one will occasionally fail to [manually] turn on. If that lamp is unplugged, then plugged back in, it then turns on without problem (for awhile). "Awhile" being random, anywhere from a week to several months.
 
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With regard to the original post concerning the well problem, I have a few questions about the System. 1) Well depth and Max Height of Water Column before after full recovery? 2) Submersible, Lift or Jet? 2) Is there a Shut-off Valve at the Outlet of the Pressure Reservoir? 3) What type of Pipe or Tubing is Connected to the Submersible, Jet Valve or Foot Valve? Note- a split pipe or coupling above a Submersible Pump, or a split coming in the Foot Valve Return Line can prevent a system from reaching Cut-off Pressure. .
 

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Recently we had a light flickering in the bath and I checked the wiring, changed switches, and rechecked the connections literally several times. I had new LED bulbs that I had just put in and knew they were good. Finally after all my work I took those LED bulbs out and changed them to some regular bulbs I had stored and the flickering stopped. Moral of the story is check the little things before you go indepth on something. I always go for the hard part first and it's usually the simple stuff that is the problem.
On more than one occasion I have had led bulbs start to flicker and or quit as a result of a little tarnish or corrosion in the socket.Paticularly in older fixtures. I am thinking that since leds pull such a small amount of currant they are probably more suspectable to misbehaving if the contacts in the fixture aren't bright and shiney. Any more if I am installing leds in a house I'll scrape the surface of & put a dab of dielectric grease on the contacts to hopefully ward of that issue.
 

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