ICSR (Soldering and Reliability) Conference Proceedings


Aftermarket LED-Based Electronic Devices, Buyer Beware

Authors: M. Simard-Normandin, C. Banks, S. Trifoli
Company: MuAnalysis
Date Published: 6/5/2018   Conference: ICSR (Soldering and Reliability)


Abstract: This paper presents a case study involving replacement H4 light bulbs with LED devices purchased from eBay. The product packaging makes several claims, several of which are not met. In particular, the LEDs used are not those indicated on the package. There are significant differences in construction between the LEDs used in the product and genuine LEDs purchased separately from authorized distributors.

Key Words: 

LEDs, light emitting diodes, counterfeits



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