Basics of a Light
Every LED Light has 2 essential electronic components:
1. LED Driver: This power supply converts 230V AC to DC power required for LEDs.
2. LED Diode or LED: This stands for Light Emitting Diode. This is the main component that emits light when electricity passes through it. These come in several types. The ones that can be easily repaired come in Lambardian package, which can be hand soldered.
A light can stop working mainly for 2 reasons:
1. Damaged LED Driver: When this happens, the entire light either stops working completely OR all LEDs glow partially.
2. Damaged LEDs: When this happens, you will notice a row of LEDs not working. Alternately, you will see LEDs flashing, i.e. coming ON and OFF quickly. You may also notice some LEDs to have gone black.
In this article, we will discuss replacing damaged LEDs.
Soldering Iron and Solder Wire
Step 1: Lay the light upside down on a flat surface.
Keep the 4 clamps aside carefully.
If the LED glows, it means the LED is OK.
If the LED does not glow, it means the LED is damaged. Mark this LED with a marker.
Test all LEDs in this fashion.