Video warns: LED lights with exposed circuits are potentially lethal

Corn Cob Lighting comes under the Spotlight

by hodg100 Feb 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

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    Video warns:  LED lights with exposed circuits are potentially lethal
    A YouTube user has posted a video warning of the potential dangers of LED lighting featuring exposed circuitry.
    Typically, these bulbs are known as corn or corn cob types and they are widely available through popular retail channels such as Amazon, ebay and the LED hut.

    The video below was posted by YouTube user AintBigAintClever and his testing shows how touching the exposed circuit of the 7 watt LED bulb can produce over 150 milliAmps from each circuit which is, of course, potentially lethal should they be inadvertently touched whilst switched on.

    For reference, it is generally considered that currents between 100 and 200 mA are fatal.
    Don't touch!

    We must point out that the warning only applies to LED lighting with SMDs (Surface Mounted Devices), that have exposed circuits and, in general, we’re advocates of the technology for its low power consumption qualities but you might want to check yours, should you have any, and consider replacing with lighting that features covered circuits.

    Check out the video below (warning, some strong language) and there’s more in our forum thread:

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