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Hey guys, want to know if anybody here has some advice for me. I have a @Light It Up 240W QB and lately it's been much dimmer than normal with random flicks of brightness every now and then.

Could it be the driver packing up? Maybe the dimmer is not functioning properly? Maybe the diodes?

I have the multimeter attached and the dimmer is on full yet it outputs less than 50% of what it normally did.

Anybody have a clue of where to start looking? After a week or 2 I should have a gap between runs to take the light out and troubleshoot.

 

 

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Hey guys, want to know if anybody here has some advice for me. I have a @Light It Up 240W QB and lately it's been much dimmer than normal with random flicks of brightness every now and then.
Could it be the driver packing up? Maybe the dimmer is not functioning properly? Maybe the diodes?
I have the multimeter attached and the dimmer is on full yet it outputs less than 50% of what it normally did.
Anybody have a clue of where to start looking? After a week or 2 I should have a gap between runs to take the light out and troubleshoot.
 
 
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I read on a previous thread about the meter box thingy was giving some guys problems so they disconnected it.
My wattage fluctuates ever so slightly but my electric experience tells me to leave shite alone until I know what I'm doing.
Reach out directly to @Light It Up, the guys are supper helpful.

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11 minutes ago, DamDave said:

I read on a previous thread about the meter box thingy was giving some guys problems so they disconnected it.

Aha, never thought about the meter box being out of whack, another thing to check. Thanks for that 

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i have had a bit of issue with the dimmer unit as well, but can confirm that the LED panel, and the Power supply are absolute quality and will likely outlive the rest of your electronics haha.

its just the knobby dimmer that seems to give issues

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1 hour ago, Prom said:

Shouldn't it go off when you join the dimmer wires? Open is Max.. closed is off.. as I understand.

sort of, open circuit ie infinity ohms is full current, but if you short the wires, nothing happens - it needs a PoTeNtOmEtEr with a specific range of ohms to operate the dimming function 😝

i think its 100 ohms

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Sorry for getting in on this a bite late, we do not check the forum everyday but do monitor our emails daily.

If there is ever anything urgent, best to drop us an email.

 

We see the issue has been resolved by removing the pot / dimmer. We have been experiencing some issues with the dimmer and got a new batch of dimmers from our supplier which we are now making use of and busy testing.

 

@donnob Drop us a PM and let us know if you'd like some replacement dimmers and we will happily send them through to you.

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9 minutes ago, Light It Up said:

Sorry for getting in on this a bite late, we do not check the forum everyday but do monitor our emails daily.

If there is ever anything urgent, best to drop us an email.

 

We see the issue has been resolved by removing the pot / dimmer. We have been experiencing some issues with the dimmer and got a new batch of dimmers from our supplier which we are now making use of and busy testing.

 

@donnob Drop us a PM and let us know if you'd like some replacement dimmers and we will happily send them through to you.

Thanks for checking in @Light It Up I'll remember to use your email in future. I'll send you a DM shortly

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On 1/14/2022 at 7:41 PM, Dookie69 said:

Might as well remove the meter seeing as its only there as an indication of the dimming (and by inference, the PPFD)

i have my meters outside my tent, and they have become an indicator as to weather the tent is on or not because i dont always want to open the tent to see whats up!!

This has saved me a few times already

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i have my meters outside my tent, and they have become an indicator as to weather the tent is on or not because i dont always want to open the tent to see whats up!!

This has saved me a few times already
I know that stoner problem. Do the lights go on at 6 or did they go off at 6. Mmmmm?

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