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    LED Bulbs Going out everywhere!!

    Our Solitude is jsut over a year old. Recently almost half of the LED bulbs have gone out. I know LED bulbs are typically supposed to last for years not months. Yesterday I visited a dealer and looked at a 2015 Solitude and the actual fixtures have all been changed to a new design. I am starting to think that the light fixture chosen for our unit are not great quality. Has anyone else had an issue with :LED bulbs going out a lot?

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    Welcome to the forum Brian and Dawn! We have had our Solitude for over a year now and haven't had any problems with the lights, LED or the other ones.

    Steve

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    Thanks, looks like you have the same model. Over half of our LED lights have burnt out and more are flickering.

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    I have heard of a few Solitude owners having a problem with the puck lights burning out. I believe there was a bad batch. If you contact GD or your dealer, I'm sure they will replace them free of charge. I had a couple go out and GD sent me new ones which I replaced myself. Not just the bulb, but the whole fixture. No problems since.
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    Picked up our Solitude in August 2013. We've only had 2 bulbs replaced.
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    I doubt they are actually burning out. I too have that problem and have found that if I just exchange out a different bulb from another fixture they will usually work. I have one out right now that I need to change. I've also got one that will only work with the bulb flipped over. I do think they are cheap fixtures too..
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    Another light out. This time the LED vibrated out of its socket and was just laying in the dome/cover.
    Jim and Kerry
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    I've had that happen too. I just tweaked one of the little wire leads a tiny bit and plugged it back in. Seems fine so far. I ordered a few spare fixtures just to have on hand. They appear to be a re design of the old ones where the bulb was completely exposed and just hanging from the connecting leads. Now the bulb is supported with a metal plate. Looks much more durable. I also had the same experience with switching bulbs around when they appeared to be burnt out. Odd how a bulb will work in one fixture and not the other.
    Andy & Julie
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    I`ve had that happen too vibrated out socket not burn out

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    They have a new design rather than the LED "plugging" in the LED is intregal to the unit. Grand design sent me 25 new design LEDS at no charge and I just changed them out myself.
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