Hi we had a power failure last night. Came home from work today and found my lights do not work, both are out. What would be the first thing to look for?
It’s a bird!
No it’s a plane!
No it’s ! @dbrn32 to the rescue!
@HearBob check the power cord. I’ve had one fail, catastrophically. After that you’ll probably have to open her up and start there.
Assuming you tried another another receptacle on a different circuit not using a power strip?
How good are you with a multimeter?
It has been a while. I was an EE/ME student for 3 yrs of a 5 year program. Have studied Coding, CNC & Robotics. Boy that was a lifetime ago. Have a couple of digital multimeters around here, someplace.
Checked power cords. They are OK, powering another set of lights now. The tent had 4 250w draw LEDs. I was using 2. Only have a single plant right now.
Replaced the surge protectors.
Trying to figure out why both lights went kaput. I did not check the tent after work yesterday. Had a long shift & knew today would be longer. Will try to work on the tomorrow. It will be rough. Having the gutters replaced in the morning, a medical procedure in the afternoon.
With the power surges could I have blown an internal fuse, ballast or a power converter.
You could’ve, but I figure it’s not all that common and for it to happen to both at same time, well that’s why I was thinking power strip or something.
If your wall power is good and nothing between receptacle and lights is bad, then next thing I would ask is if you’re under warranty? If not, I would pop the cover off and take a look around. Test input voltage to make sure drivers are getting power, and make sure dc output matches driver nameplate.
what should be between the light and wall. a surge protector? I know that cords for the lights are good.
Surge protection, timer, or whatever. Everyone’s setup is a little different. Did you try plugging light directly into wall on a different circuit?
What make and model of LED light is this, by the way?
Yep I tried different plugs & cords. Both lights were plugged into the same surge protector. There is no power to the (3) fans, no power to the LEDs. I identified the (3) LED drivers. There is a white block between the cord input and the drivers. One side says input the other output, is this the ballast? I am thinking that this block is the problem It is between the power input and all the other circuitry.
As suspected they are some weird off brand, LXYoug model LX-1200W-MII-05.,
really need to get these working, possibly upgrading them if possible. I bought a second tent & seeds, so no money for new lights
The driver is the power supply, it takes place of what a ballast would typically do. I’m not sure what the white blocks are, anything printed on them? Maybe post some pics?
The drivers would probably be most suspect here, that’s why I suggested testing voltage in and out. But whatever the white blocks are could be an issue too. I would just go along testing voltage on both sides of every component until you find the culprit. The white blocks may just be a filter or fuse that could be removed. Or it could be a rectifier or transformer changing input voltage. Take some pictures of the components and labels so we can see what you’re working with.
will get some pics on my next day off things at work are just crazy right now and being shorthanded is not helping
found a blown fuse in the lights waiting on replacement fuses
What kind of fuse? You can probably find them locally
Finally replaced the fuses the lights are working. @dbrn32 I am sure I could get them, they are the glass tube 250v 2a slow blow 5X20mm. With working 6, 7 days 12 hrs or more a day, this was the easiest will be glad when Labor Day is over. I am a pastry chef at a private country club.
I’m glad it was easy fix!