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post #1 of 16 Old 09-19-2014, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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JW Speaker failure

Anyone else have an issue with their JW Speaker blowing a LED? The main LED went out a couple days ago. The D shaped LEDs and the high beam still work.

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Man that sucks! Is the light still under warranty?

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That sucks!!! I'd call em

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I don't think so. I bought it second hand. It hadn't been used though. I haven't called them yet. I'm hoping they will help me out. The D shaped projectors are still bright enough to ride with, so at least the bike isn't down.

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Hope they help you out....

Hope they repair it at no cost or low cost.

If they don't ask them what type of led it uses and if it can be opened up by the user or a modder.

There are some modders at CandlePowerForums that might be able to fix it for you and even upgrade with the latest and greatest leds...

I would be interested in knowing what type of leds it uses and also if it can be taken apart or if it is glued shut. Sometimes a little heat can open something that has been glued or sealed.

It could also be the driver....

If it can be opened and they let you know the type of led it uses...I would be interested in buying it from you. I have had several flashlights modded by
user "vinhnguyen54" over at CandlePowerForums. Some of the flashlights that he has modded cost over $2,000. The mods he did to one of my lights made it brighter and also render colors better. He also bumps the current in some lights so he is familiar with many different drivers used for leds.

Also if they don't warranty it or fix it at low cost ask them how much they sell you led driver and leds for. They might can sell them to you at a good price. Hope it is just the led but it could be a led driver.

Check that the dimmer switch on your bike is working also.

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Dimmer switch? Thanks for the technical info by the way. I'll update this thread when I hear something.

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Dimmer switch? Thanks for the technical info by the way. I'll update this thread when I hear something.
Is the main beam supposed to work on both high and low beam?

I am not familiar with how this light is supposed to work.

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I tried contacting JW Speaker but I was told to speak with the dealer where the light was purchased. I'm hoping the member I bought it from can help me out, otherwise I'm SOL.

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Man that sucks. I doubt that the dealer will be able to answer the questions on serviceability and LED type. Maybe they can ship it back for repair.

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They are sealed units. Something like the GE light you've got. I'm thinking if it can be serviced it will only be by JW Speaker. Hopefully something can be worked out. I've only had it since March or April of this year.

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Worst case scenario, you find a way to break the seal, and see if you can fix it. My guess is a bad solder connection. Then reseal with epoxy.

Easier said than done.


Who did you buy it from? Anyone on this site? I ask not to start another thread trashing anyone haha but more to see if they were in the group buy. If they were part of my group buy we should be able to track down the purchase date and possibly get it repaired under warranty.

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I tried contacting JW Speaker but I was told to speak with the dealer where the light was purchased. I'm hoping the member I bought it from can help me out, otherwise I'm SOL.
I know I sold one on here, but it literally came NIB. Can't remember if it was you or not, but I'm sure I can dig up some purchase details.

EDIT: I have an email from these guys in my gmail history, I wonder if it was through them that I bought it: http://www.aps-supply.com/

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Well...I was riding home from work with my bright light on yesterday. When I pulled in the garage I was looking at the light pattern and decided to rapidly flip the high low switch on and off a few time...the main led came on! I'm going to take the switch apart and clean the connections really good. Hopefully that's the extent of the issue. Sounds like grumpy1 was on the right track...at least I hope so. If I have to go down the warranty rabbit trail I'll post up here. Thanks guys.

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Niceee. When you wrote your first post I assumed you tested the light with 12V manually....nice catch

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Awesome man! Glad it may be something that simple.

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