You asked: What causes LED bulbs to fail?

Why do my LED bulbs burn out so fast?

The most common reasons for LED blowing out are high voltage, bad contacts, use of incompatible dimmer switch, or recessed lighting. Other causes include overheating due to not using the right fixtures, or simply a bad batch of lightbulbs!

How long should an LED bulb last?

Many LEDs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. Used 12 hours a day, a 50,000 bulb will last more than 11 years.

Do LEDs lose their brightness over time?

LEDs are long-life light sources which generally do not suddenly fail, but gradually lose their brightness and performance over time. … The rate at which an LED loses brightness depends on the operating conditions and on external factors such as temperature, relative humidity and changes in the thermal load.

Is it bad to turn LED lights on and off?

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The operating life of a LED is unaffected by turning it on and off. While lifetime is reduced for fluorescent lamps the more often they are switched on and off, there is no negative effect on LED lifetime.

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