Be Aware - Premature LED Lighting FailuresThere have been many reports of LED lighting products lasting far less than the manufacturer’s claimed lifespan. The IET On Site Guide to the wiring regulations suggests this is due to excessive grid voltage. Therefore, in a recent tech seminar, a representative of the NICEIC mentioned the possibility of fitting a Surge Protection Device, not because there is a chance of lightning in your area, but to protect the much more sensitive modern equipment that we have in our homes today, such as LED lighting from fluctuations in grid voltage.
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Be Aware - Premature LED Lighting FailuresTherehavebeenmanyreportsofLEDlighting productslastingfarlessthanthemanufacturer’s claimedlifespan.TheIETOnSiteGuidetothewiring regulationssuggeststhisisduetoexcessivegrid voltage.Therefore,inarecenttechseminar,a representativeoftheNICEICmentionedthe possibilityoffittingaSurgeProtectionDevice,not becausethereisachanceoflightninginyourarea, buttoprotectthemuchmoresensitivemodern equipmentthatwehaveinourhomestoday,suchas LED lighting from fluctuations in grid voltage.