As with most things with my new construction home built by Lennar, there is no rhyme or reason as to when the under cabinet lights actually decide to work. Each of the lights has multiple Xeon bulbs. All of a sudden, an entire panel will stop working. It’s about as likely that all your kitchen lights burn out at the same time as multiple light bulbs in multiple panels would all go out at the same time.
Eventually, they may come back on – or at least some of them. For example, during the first Lennar home inspection, three out of four of the under cabinet light panels weren’t working. All of a sudden, one of the bulbs in one of the panels started working again.
Although it’s random, there is definitely something wrong with the wiring or electrical work in that area.
I sent an email to Mark Metheny, Steve Smith and Rick Hudak after the inspection, as Rick didn’t know if the under cabinet lights were comprised of a single bulb or multiple bulbs. Like the dishwasher drainage line issue, I researched it for them to find the answer.
We spoke about the under cabinet lights and two panels weren’t working. As you and I discussed, I didn’t know if all the lights went out at once if one of the bulbs went out. As determined in a previous email that doesn’t happen (each bulb goes out individually). This weekend, one of them came on again, but with only one light bulb (it hasn’t come on in well over a year). The other is still completely inoperable and they went out at the same time.
The electrical problems worsen as time goes on – and it has only been three years. This is one of many issues that were to be examined during additional inspections. However, those inspections never occurred when Lennar essentially went silent for no apparent reason.
Note: As of the date of this publication, all the Lennar executives went silent and none of the construction repairs were ever made, including the promised replacements of two, improperly installed and defective A/C units causing extensive mold exposure and health issues.