The halogen lamps on stem and base have a dimmer that is operated with the foot. The malfunction of these luminaires generally has only two causes: the bulb is burnt out or / and the fuse of the inverter has jumped (often when the bulb itself has burned). Their replacement requires especially meticulousness. If other components of the drive are involved, it is better to replace it because of its low cost.
- Electrician's screwdriver and Phillips screwdriver
- Dry cloth and dusting gas bomb
Troubleshooting the dimming control box
1. Start by unplugging the lamp post. We can forget to do it since the bulb is no longer lit.
2. Undo the three screws on the back of the control box. Use a Phillips screwdriver. Store the screws so you do not lose them.
3. Open the control box. Locate the fuse location.
4. Using an electrician's screwdriver, pry under one of the fuse holder terminals to remove the fuse easily.
5. Purchase a replacement fuse (typically 5 x 20 mm, 1.5 to 5 A depending on the size of the bulb). The amperage of the fuse is in principle engraved on one of its two bases.
6. Insert the new fuse by snapping it into the fuse holder. Rotate it to ensure good contact.
7. Use it to dust off the bomb control box, then complete the operation with a brush.
8. Test the lug of the drive, it must move freely in its rail. If necessary, give a cleaning spray to the rail.
9. Take the opportunity to tighten the power terminals to the electrician's screwdriver.
10. Over time, the cable clamp blocking the two wires of the drive may loosen. Tighten its fixing screw to the Phillips screwdriver.
11. Close the control box. Tighten the three screws with the Phillips screwdriver.
12. Check that the drive pad is moving properly.
13. Also tighten the strain relief at the base of the lamp post.
14. Turn on the lamp post again. The lit diode confirms that the lamp is powered.
15. Test the correct operation of the lamp by acting on the dimmer by hand before placing it on the floor.
Replacement of a grilled halogen bulb
1. Start by dusting the lamp post cup with a dry cloth.
2. Unscrew the protection plate locking plate with a Phillips screwdriver.
3. The bulb is protected here by a curved glass. Drop it.
4. Push the bulb towards one of its elastic terminals and remove it.
5. Take advantage of disassembling the bulb to dust off the inside of the aluminum baffle of the luminaire.
6. Grasp the new bulb with a tissue so you do not leave grease on it. Put the bulb in place with one side towards the elastic terminal.
7. Test the new bulb by acting on the dimmer, after reconnecting the lamppost.
8. Dust off the protective glass before reassembling it.
9. Position the protective glass over the bulb. Align the locking plate with the protective glass.
10. Screw in the locking plate. Tighten the screw of the plate in moderation.
11. Now test the correct operation of the dimmer on the floor lamp.
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