Introduction

If the white LED light will not turn on, then you will have to open up the device and replace the LED.

Image 1/2: Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body. Image 2/2: Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body.
  • Flip the GravityLight on its back and place it on a sturdy surface.

  • Unscrew the three 2cm Phillips #00 screws on the back of the GravityLight’s body.

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Image 1/1: Firmly grasp both parts of the GravityLight body and pull them apart.
  • Some of the internal pieces may loosen or fall out during disassembly.

  • Firmly grasp both parts of the GravityLight body and pull them apart.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two 2cm Phillips 00 screws on the inside of the back panel.
  • Place the back panel, the larger of the two pieces, on a sturdy surface with its back down.

  • Unscrew the two 2cm Phillips 00 screws on the inside of the back panel.

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Image 1/2: Lift the LED housing away from the back panel. Image 2/2: Lift the LED housing away from the back panel.
  • Hold the LED housing in your hand, but do not separate it too far otherwise you will tear the wires.

  • Lift the LED housing away from the back panel.

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  • Grab the outside of the large, white gear in the LED housing and pull the gear out of the housing.

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  • Set the LED housing flat on a sturdy surface so that the back of the LED and the wires are exposed.

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Image 1/1: Use the Flush Wire Cutter to cut both the purple wire and the red wire that connect to the LED.
  • Place the GravityLight's back panel aside.

  • Use the Flush Wire Cutter to cut both the purple wire and the red wire that connect to the LED.

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Image 1/1: The straight leads will make the LED easier to take out.
  • Take tweezers and bend the leads (the silver wires coming out of the bulb) so that the leads are straight.

  • The straight leads will make the LED easier to take out.

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Image 1/1: Pull the LED out with tweezers.
  • Flip the LED housing over.

  • Pull the LED out with tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Put the new LED in its spot. Solder the red wire and the purple wire back onto the new leads.
  • For reassembly: Flip the LED housing back over.

  • Put the new LED in its spot. Solder the red wire and the purple wire back onto the new leads.

  • Make sure that you pair each wire to the correct lead. If the LED still does not light, switch the wires on the leads.

  • For information on how to solder look here: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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