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PostSubject: LED lights   21st June 2011, 18:30

brought some led sidelight bulbs.They work fine but when you turn the lights off if you look closely at the bulbs they are slightly on?
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 18:41

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brought some led sidelight bulbs.They work fine but when you turn the lights off if you look closely at the bulbs they are slightly on?
Any ideas?

Do the Mini's detect if a bulb has gone? it maybe how they detect a faulty filament bulb - low volt/current through the bulb (not enough to light it) but it knows when it goes open circuit. This low power maybe enough to light the LED though..

Does that sound possible?
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 19:04

Are they the halo sidelights buddy? If so its a permannent unchangable charateristic of them unfort. As they apparently run on low voltage they never fully turn off so do flicker/stay on sometimes.

Its not a problem Wink
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 19:15

mine is the same jack.on all the time.even and night.dont run the battery down though,
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 19:36

ah realy i might put them back in then. what about if i dont use the car alweek. would it drain the battery?
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 19:38

Ive not normally had any problems & chilli's had her for years
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 19:44

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ah realy i might put them back in then. what about if i dont use the car alweek. would it drain the battery?

I think my guess is right, so I don;t think there will be a problem Jack. Current goes through your old lights as well just not enough to light them.. LED's need a lot less juice to light up hence the dim glow.

Doesn't matter if you have your old lights or the LED's same power is used - you should be OK.

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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 19:58

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ah realy i might put them back in then. what about if i dont use the car alweek. would it drain the battery?

jack i have left billy for 3 weeks and the battery was fine,i dont think led use very much current atall.
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 20:03

cool. i'll stick them back in then. Cheers all
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 20:17

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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 21:26

Yeah everyone's right Jack, it's because there is still a small amount of power going to them still, but I don't think you'll have any problems with the battery, as it's such a low currrent Smile

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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 21:33

thanks Ian your the best
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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 21:58

jack_st wrote:
thanks Ian your the best

For heavens sake don't tell him this or his head will swell lol!

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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   21st June 2011, 23:39

jack_st wrote:
thanks Ian your the best

cheers I try my best, no clapping though, you'll embarrass me lol!

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For heavens sake don't tell him this or his head will swell lol!

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PostSubject: Re: LED lights   22nd June 2011, 15:24

maybe you need the try a different grow bag?
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