LED linear lights typically go out or cease to function due to the following reasons:
- LED Failure: LEDs can fail over time due to several factors, including manufacturing defects, poor thermal management, voltage spikes, or excessive operating temperatures. When an LED fails, it will stop emitting light, resulting in the LED linear light appearing to go out. LED failures can occur individually or affect multiple LEDs within the fixture.
- Power Supply Issues: LED linear lights require a stable and appropriate power supply to function correctly. If there are issues with the power supply, such as voltage fluctuations, power surges, or electrical faults, it can cause the LEDs to stop working or go out. Faulty power supply components, inadequate wiring, or improper installation can contribute to power supply issues.
- Circuit Board or Driver Failure: LED linear lights contain circuit boards and drivers that regulate the power supply to the LEDs. If the circuit board or driver malfunctions or fails, it can lead to the LEDs not receiving the necessary power, resulting in the lights going out.
- Wiring or Connection Problems: Faulty wiring, loose connections, or damaged connectors can disrupt the electrical flow within the LED linear light fixture. These issues can cause intermittent or complete loss of power to the LEDs, resulting in the lights going out.
- Environmental Factors: LED linear lights are often used in outdoor or industrial settings where they can be exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Extreme temperatures, moisture, dust, or other contaminants can damage the LEDs, circuitry, or connections, leading to the lights going out.
- End of Life: Like any electronic component, LEDs have a finite lifespan. Over time, the LEDs within an LED linear light fixture may degrade, resulting in reduced brightness or complete failure. The duration of an LED's lifespan depends on various factors, including the quality of the LEDs, operating conditions, and usage patterns.
If an LED linear light goes out, it may require troubleshooting and repair or replacement of the faulty components. It is recommended to consult with a professional electrician or contact the manufacturer for guidance on diagnosing and resolving the issue.