A blinking LED; what to do? There may be two causes for a blinking LED; an incorrect dimmer or an incorrect transformer.
if your dimmer is blinking, it is likely that you are not using a correct dimmer for LED lighting. We would like to refer you to the overview of dimmers that are compatible with your lamps to make sure that you avoid blinking by using the correct LED dimmer
If you use an incorrect transformer, this may lead to a blinking or buzzing LED lamp, or one that fails to switch on. If you use an electronic transformer, you need to make sure that the minimal power is used. We recommend the use of a LED transformer, so that you obtain maximal lifetime from your LED lighting while keeping energy consumption at a low level.
Installation of an X1/X2 capacitor
In many situations, flashing of an LED lamp can be effectively prevented by applying an X1/X2 capacitor. LED lamps operate on direct current (DC), but power sources in household electrical systems supply alternating current (AC). This alternating current can cause variations and fluctuations in voltage, which can lead to LED lamp flashing.
An X1/X2 capacitor can help reduce these variations and fluctuations. By connecting the capacitor in parallel to the power source of the LED lamp, it acts as a filter that absorbs electrical noise and interference.
Here are the steps for installing an X1/X2 capacitor:
- Turn off the power supply to the LED lamp
- Identify the power wires running to the LED bulb. Usually these are the live (phase) and neutral (neutral) wires.
- Place the X1/X2 capacitor between the live (phase) and neutral (neutral) wires.
- Reconnect the power supply to the LED lamp.
By connecting the X1/X2 capacitor in parallel in this way, it can reduce electrical noise and interference that cause the flashing of the LED lamp. It helps maintain the stability of the supply voltage and ensures smoother operation of the LED lamp. It is important to check that the capacitor is suitable for the voltage and current used by the LED lamp. If necessary, refer to the capacitor's specifications and manual.