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I have my LOR and lights setup due to nice weather a few weeks ago. On Monday I ran it for about 15mins to show it off to family briefly in town then turned it off.  Everything was good.  We had some pretty strong wind and rain last night and my LED lights that are plugged into channel 2 are glowing.  I unplugged them and plugged a diffent set into 2 and same thing. plugged original lights into a different channel and they were completely off.

 

I went into LOR to hardware settings everything tested ok but the lights plugged into channel 2 are still lightly glowing when I have the lights on that channel on zero.

 

I am new to all of this, this is my first LOR.

 

Any help or suggestions?

 

Thanks

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Could be a blown trial which could mean a trip back to the mother ship for repair. Before you open a ticket, try resetting the controller as per the instructions in the book you received with it.

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Yes a shorted Triac will cause the lights to stay lit. I have replaced several triacs in the last few years. You can call LOR , they can usually send you reair parts if you are a tech type person or you will have to send it in for repair.

 

Regards Marty

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Probably a triac but just in case, create an empty animation sequence with your entire hardware profile and run it. It only needs to be a few seconds long. I'm wondering if you left on that channel 2 in the last sequence you ran therefore its not going to turn off. The hardware reset Jim Hans mention will shut it off no matter what, unless its a bad triac.

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You might need a snubber.  Connect an incandescent light to the same channel with the LED string.  If the LED string goes off when you do this then all you need is a snubber.

 

Some people use those plug in air-fresheners for snubbers, others make their own.  An incandescent light on the same circuit will also work.

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LORisAwesome is also correct.   I had a few "older" strands of LED's I've used for years without any issues, and this year I had to add a incandescent light strand to these two {200ct LED} strands, as they were not turning off, they were also flickering as they faded down, never had that issue in the past with them, and this is their 10th, maybe 11th year in use and first time I've ever had an issue with them.

 

Fortunately I was able to hide the 20 ct mini incan strands that I connected to them for "snubbers" under the skirting, so the bulbs aren't visible behind it, but a little glow does show from under the opening.  But it actually looks kind of cool, so I'm not too concerned with what little light is being emitted.

 

But as others have said, you can also use a single C7 incan bulb or Plug-in Glade Air Freshener, they will work too, just may be harder to hide them, as opposed to just adding a small incan light strand to the LED strand.

 

There's also a way to build one in a vampire plug using a single resistor, there should be a link somewhere in the forums that talk about how to build a snubber like this.  Best bet, google "snubber or snubbers" and you should be able find the info.

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Your "glowing LED" problem could also be caused by a combination of water and reversed polarity in the power to the controller. If hot and neutral are reversed, then all channels will have voltage on the neutral lead, which can leak to ground through the LED string, causing it to light. (This is also dangerous, because there will be voltage present even when the channels are off.)

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Steven is correct.  Forgot about that one!   Thanks for the reminder Steven.

 

However, sometimes it's an easy fix, just unplug the LED strand and reverse the strands plug on that channel.   That is, unplug the strand, turn the male/female pass through plug 180 degrees, re-insert.   If this fixes the problem, the LED strand is definitely the culprit.  If not, then you have to start looking into other reasons, usually a leaking Triac, which will need to be replaced.  A Triac going bad like this can sometimes cause GFCI's to trip as well.

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