I just purchased a new home and am in the repair process and one or two of the light fixtures appear to require bulb replacements. I was able to twist the main cover off of the fixture but underneath that is a plastic covering that I cant seem to open.

Has anyone encountered one of these before?

LED fixture

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    Have a feeling you replace the whole fixture. Have you tried moving the red button yet? See if that helps first.
    – crip659
    Apr 11 at 14:20
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    the metal hook indicates to me that the release mechanism is on the other side, but I agree with the answer, it's a very likely non-replaceable bulb Apr 11 at 14:53
  • It's possible that if you pry the hook down and towards the middle of the panel, it will release from the bar—the notch in the back of the case may be to allow that movement. If not, it's likely a hinge point and as suggested, the latch is actually diametrically opposite.
    – Huesmann
    Apr 11 at 15:13
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    there is no light bulb in that fixture ... the light comes from a multitude of LED chips
    – jsotola
    Apr 11 at 15:31
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    It might be the switch... Apr 12 at 4:47

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That's an LED fixture without a replaceable bulb. The form-factor and color-temperature switch are both indicators of that.

You might be able to get a new driver (most likely part it actually would need - converts AC house supply to DC for the LEDs) or you replace the whole fixture.

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    I have no idea why anyone would buy one of these. They don't last 10-20 years. A friend bought a bunch for townhouses he rents. He is now replacing them a few years later vs. the tenants putting in a new bulb. Wow what a massive waste of time and money.
    – DMoore
    Apr 12 at 17:55
  • I bought a couple of these for my home last year because I like the aesthetic and the form factor fit the space well. If I do end up having to replace them in a few years, it won't take a lot of time. Apr 12 at 19:33

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