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Lunera recalls 60,000 LED lamps due to industrial complaints

Lunera recalls 60,000 LED lamps due to industrial complaints

Feb 16, 2016: US LED lights maker Lunera has recalled around 60,000 LED lamps due to several industrial complaints for overheating and other hazardous reasons. With complaints from many vendors, the company decided to take swift action as this recall involves the already sold Lunera 13 watt Helen GX23 LED industrial lamps. The dimmable lamps are white and measure 6 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 0.75 inches thick. The Lunera logo is printed on the front on the lamp at one end.

Lunera recalls 60,000 LED lamps due to industrial complaints

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Model numbers HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-2700-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3000-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3500-G3 and HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-4000-G3 appear on the back of the connector. The date code, ranging from 1501 to 1552, is stamped on the bottom of the connector. The GX23 LED Lamp form Lumera that are reported of lamps overhrating. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Lunera for a full refund.

Hazard details

In isolated instances a voltage supply surge has caused the GX23 LED Lamp to fail while in use. The failure is characterized by an audible “pop”, followed by an odor resulting from failed components; and/or scorching & discoloration of the printed circuit board and the heatsink.

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Lunera has received 11 reports of lamps overheating. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Lunera for a full refund.

Source: Lunera

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2 comments

  1. In basic concept, the lifespan of any LED Lights are less than 50,000 hours ( light decay should be less than 30% at least) which means its a garbage, frankly speaking.

    But the facts as most of 90% LED Lights are belong to this range, and other 9% are belong to Toys around the world.

    Only 1% are belong to “the Truly LED Lighting Products”, those of products as the lifespan are more than 100,000 hours with light decay are less than 15%.

  2. Just reading the resulting issue it sounds more about the driver circuit not being able to handle surges in line voltage or no thermal restraint in the circuitry. LEDs are generally not the problems, thermals, electronics and most impotently the way the fixtures are manufactured are the culprits. We have seen a complete disregard for the details in a finished product design and how it is assembled in many cases.
    Of course, this is our business so we are keen to make the industry shine with solid designs.

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