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Old 11-07-2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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Changing overhead lights from halogen to LED

Some of the inside overhead lights in my 2008 Southwind are halogen (Camco JC-10 is the bulb). I would like to replace with LED. How do I find a replacement LED bulb? Thanks!

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Some of the inside overhead lights in my 2008 Southwind are halogen (Camco JC-10 is the bulb). I would like to replace with LED. How do I find a replacement LED bulb? Thanks!
I'm sure other folks will be able to tell you, but I wanted to bring up an issue with LED lights. Well not an issue, so much, but 'talk' of LED lights not being good for you.

I changed my lights and they are nice and warm (light color, not temp) and so far the wife hasn't even noticed that I put them in. But the other day she was reading an article and was concerned they are damaging people's vision.

I have no idea, and honestly, haven't "researched" it enough, but here's an article that covers most of the concerns:


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Old 11-07-2018, 04:44 PM   #3
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Well I purchased some on Ebay for my old 1999 Damon Challenger motorhome. They did work pretty good. They were made in China so the quality wasn't perfect but acceptable. You can buy better quality bulbs at most RV stores for more $ but again, I was pleased with the Ebay L.E.D.'s
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:27 AM   #4
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:20 AM   #5
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Bought my replacement LED bulbs on Amazon. Work great, can't tell the difference in lighting. Been a year now and have not had to replace any.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:30 AM   #6
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I found that led lights in storage compartments are a good thing. If one is left on, it will not overheat and burn a hole in the lens cover, and it will not kill the battery.
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http://www.superbrightleds.com was a good source for mine and Amazon also. I didn't find any issues with interior lights but I bought LED replacements my coach clearance lights only to find Fleetwood connected the wires unconventionally on them. The center pin negative and the receptacle positive. Many small LED lights don't accommodate reverse polarity.

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My Bay Star has small round lights that had halogen bulbs in them. The two most annoying (due to heat) were over the bed. I replaced them with these LED lights I found on Amazon:

These LED lights are almost identical in length to the halogen bulbs that were in the fixtures, so it made replacement easy. I found others online, but many of them are longer in length.

They seem to be well made and I used 7 of them without any problem. The only lights that aren't LEDs now are the fluorescent overhead fixtures. Of those, the only ones we use are the two located by the kitchen work area and the passageway to the bedroom. So, I think I'll be looking at that project when we get to sunny Florida in January!
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Call Joe at cabinbright.com. He will tell you everything you need to know.
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I converted the overhead fluorescent lights to LED. I used the 12 VDC strip lights and snap on connectors from amazon. I had pictures but have lost them. I removed the ballast and old connectors from the fixtures retaining the switches and cleaned the inside of the fixtures with alcohol. The LED strips I used are in a 16 ft roll and can be cut every third? light and have adhesive on the back. I put 4 strips in each fixture. I attached the snap on connector to the fixture with a hot glue gun. Do not use the "outdoor" strip lights, they have a thick coating on them and it has to be removed to use the snap on connectors.

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