LED Bulb Installation
Installation tips: "How To" access the bulb and install an LED in a FriLight ceiling fixture
1. Accessing the bulb in a FriLight ceiling mount fixture
On most FriLight ceiling fixtures, the trim ring will snap on / snap off to allow access to the bulb. This is true of the FriLight 8812 Mars, FriLight 8777 Nova, FriLight 8675 Pinto, FriLight 8311 Sun, and FriLight 8507 Star.
The FriLight 8308 Ringo trim ring is designed to push on and twist a tad to the right (clockwise) where nubs add friction to hold it in place. To remove, twist left (counterclockwise) a bit, then pry off.
Access to the bulb in the FriLight Comet 8710 and FriLight Comet 8780 requires removal of the lens retainer ring. Gently pry the lens retainer ring off with a small flat blade screwdriver. Use more finesse than force, twisting the screwdriver to pry the lens off. Once the retainer ring is off, the lens may fall out. If the lens is stuck, place the fixture over a small plastic cup with the lens facing into the cup. The trim ring/bezel should be against the top of the cup, and the lens must be smaller than the cup opening, so the lens can fall into the cup. Grasp the fixture and the cup, raise them about 5 inches above a hard surface, and gently “slam” the cup/fixture down onto the hard surface (like a workbench or floor). If the lens does not fall out into the cup, repeat, and slam a bit harder.
2. Installing an LED bulb in a FriLight fixture
If your fixture uses a side mounted g4 style (bi pin) bulb, and you want to install an LED bulb, we show you how below (rear mounted bulbs should need no explanation).
Or if your shipment arrives with a loose (dislodged) side mounted g4 style (bi-pin) LED bulb, this can be easily remedied (if your package gets dropped in transit, the force can cause the bulb to dislodge - not to worry, as these bulbs are very durable, as are the fixtures). The following photographs will walk you through the steps to re-install the bulb (skip steps 1 and 2, as your bulb pins should already be trimmed to the proper length).
1. Observe the bulb plus the pin length relative to the space available in the fixture:
2. Clip the pins as required to fit your fixture:
3. Insert the tip of the pins into the socket:
4. Arrange the bulb so the body of the LED bulb rests within the fixture housing, laying as flat as possible:
5. Side view showing that the pins are short enough so the LED rests within the plastic housing (if the Bulb is up on the edge of the outer housing you may have too much angle, preventing the pins from going into the socket). Do not use force, use finesse:
6. Using a small flat head screw driver, gently twist to push the pins into the socket about 1/16” of an inch at a time:
7. After a small movement of the pins into the socket, move the screwdriver for a better leverage angle:
8. Keep moving the screw driver for a better leverage angle:
9. LED bulb installation complete: