LED driving lights and LED light bars are popular aftermarket lighting options that can greatly enhance a vehicle's visibility and illumination. However, like any vehicle component, they can experience issues from time to time. In this troubleshooting guide, we'll cover some common problems that can occur with LED driving lights and LED light bars, as well as tips for diagnosing and fixing these issues.
If your LED light or LED driving light is not working at all, first double check that all connections are correct and properly plugged in. If the problem persists, it is likely that there is an issue with the power supply itself. To troubleshoot, follow these steps:
Connect the light directly to a 12VDC power source, such as the vehicle's battery, to confirm that it is not defective. Make sure to disconnect the light before connecting it to the power source. If the light works normally, the issue is with the wiring, so proceed to the next step.
Check that the switch is turned on and verify that the light is receiving power (the light will illuminate).
Ensure there are no loose wires in the wiring harness.
Inspect the earth/ground to ensure it is secure. If the light fails to illuminate when connected directly to the power source, the issue is with the light itself.
If your LED lights are partially working, it's likely due to low voltage. You may notice a dimming effect or an alternating LED pattern if the voltage is below what the light requires. To address this issue, first charge or replace the battery. Additionally, ensure that all wiring connections are correct to eliminate any weak points.
If your lights are flickering, start by testing the input voltage using a multi-meter. Anything more than 1-2 volts lower than the stated operating voltage could result in flickering. Next, swap the light with a functioning one of the same type. If the flickering problem follows the light, the issue is likely with the light itself. If the problem persists, the issue is likely somewhere else in the circuit.
If there is condensation in your lights, it's important to differentiate between water ingress and condensation. Condensation is a common occurrence in all LED lights and is not considered a defect, nor does it impact the light's functionality or lifespan. However, in some cases, water may enter the light, pool inside and cause damage. To determine if action is required, follow these steps:
Step 1: Check if the light is functioning properly other than the presence of moisture inside the lens. If not, proceed with the warranty. If the lamp is functioning properly, proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: Check if there is water sloshing around inside the light, as opposed to the mere presence of fog on the lens. If so, proceed with a warranty. Otherwise, proceed to Step 3.
Step 3: Run the light continuously for at least an hour, then check for moisture. If there is a substantial reduction in moisture, you should be able to continue using the LED light. If not, proceed with the warranty.
Although it is technically feasible to connect the light bar function to a different switch, it is not advisable to do so, as it would void the warranty.
If your LED driving lights or light bars are interfering with your radio or other electronics, several factors could be at play. To resolve the issue, consider the following:
Check the grounding of the lights to ensure that they are adequately grounded and not causing interference.
Verify that the lights were installed correctly, and all components are connected accurately to rule out any installation errors.
Please refer to the "Package Included" section and the wiring diagram provided in the product link to see if the wiring is included.
Please ensure that the light is equipped with a DT connector. For a single light, you will require a 1-way wiring harness, and for multiple lights, you will need a 2-way wiring harness.
To sum up, while LED driving lights and light bars can significantly enhance your vehicle's visibility and illumination, they may face occasional issues. By following the troubleshooting tips discussed above, you can identify and address many common problems that may arise with these lights. If you are unable to troubleshoot and resolve a particular issue, it is advisable to seek assistance from our support team to ensure that the problem is accurately diagnosed and repaired.