Yes, those exact ones. So what did you finally go with? Do you have Bali’s or not?Did the headlights you buy look like these? If so it’s a common problem. They are sold by many names but it seams most have a led halo problem. I used to have them as well until 90% of the halo was blinking or burnt out. View attachment 1231150
Do you use lights with Halos? If so what do you recommend? These Halo lights run around 300 bucks….not cheap.Cheap LEDs have a very common failure mode where they develop an internal intermittent connection between the silicon chip at the heart of the LED and the electrical connections to the chip.
As the LED chip heats up, the plastic LED package heats up and expands, applying stress to the connections to the chip. Eventually, one of the connections breaks, and the LED turns off. As soon as it turns off it starts to cool, and as it cools the plastic package contracts and forces the broken electrical connection back into contact. As soon as the connection is re-established, the LED turns on again, and the cycle repeats, causing the flashing.
In most cheap LED arrays, multiple LEDs are connected in series strings, so when one LED develops the intermittent internal connection, all the LEDs in that string flash.
It's just the consequences of using very cheap LEDs, frequently sourced from batches of LEDs that were rejected by the LED manufacturer because of reliability problems.
High quality LEDs, used within their current and temperature ratings, fail 'gracefully' with a very gradual reduction in light output over many thousands of hours of operation. Poorly made LEDs often fail catastrophically after a short period of use via the 'flicker' mode.
I like the look of halos and wanted to upgrade to a projector lenses with for better light output which I highly recommend! I went with the Angel EYE halos for the headlights but still have the crappy turn indicator from the originals since I haven’t found a new set of indicator lights I love yet. Had for a year now and they seem perfect. I also replaced the bulb that comes with the angel eyes with hikari leds. It’s an awesome combo for light output and clarity at night.Yes, those exact ones. So what did you finally go with? Do you have Bali’s or not?
I'm pretty familiar with LED and driver circuitry, and I'm hard pressed to identify a driver board failure that can cause a continuous flashing or flickering of an LED array after a period of normal operation. Flashing from thermally-induced intermittent bond wire connections are a typical LED failure mode.Could be cheap LEDs, but is most likely that it's cheap driver board circuitry. Like cheap solder work, bad grounds, thin wires, cheap caps, junk resistors, etc. Sucks just as much because who has LED driver boards laying around. GRRRR...
I was just going on what the local electrical distributor told me. They had a shipment of lights come in and many of them started blinking, and pandemic and all, the contractor found someone who could fix the driver boards somehow. Problem solved. Given that LEDs come from almost literally anywhere, I'm sure they fail for a lot of reasons. I had a desk light that started blinking, tried to 'fix' it but the driver was a custom mess. The actual LED board worked fine with a battery, but the driver board started the blinking again. (And I really liked that desk light. So pissed... Chinese junk) Thought of trying to diagnose the driver, but don't have much in the way of diagnostic equipment. I have a fried that runs a repair service, but wouldn't want to pay them to diagnose it. Not worth it. LED lights are just another under engineered, cheaply built, landfill filler... I've had so many LED light bulbs for the home die too, and the warranty is less than useless: Yes, you really have to save that receipt to get anywhere with those companies. Who saves receipts for light bulbs? It's all such a racket...I'm pretty familiar with LED and driver circuitry, and I'm hard pressed to identify a driver board failure that can cause a continuous flashing or flickering of an LED array after a period of normal operation. Flashing from thermally-induced intermittent bond wire connections are a typical LED failure mode.
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