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Old 06-26-2015, 02:22 PM   #1
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How to replace the incandescent bulbs in your vanity light bars with LED bulbs

The incandescent light bulbs are hot and pull lots of current – a great opportunity for an LED replacement.Unfortunately, many light bar fixtures have sockets that are too tall for the LED bulb to fit. Here are step-by-step instructions for modifying the light bars to accept LED bulbs.
Tools needed: #2 Phillips screwdriver, Dremel tool (or similar) and cutoff wheels.
Parts needed: LED bulbs
1. Remove the bezel of the light and put aside
2. Remove the light bar from the wall – this requires that you unscrew the ground wire from the back of the fixture.Note that the standoff will come off the light bar and there are 2 lengths of threads on the ends of the standoff.Be sure that the shorter threads are used when you re-attach the standoff to the fixture.This was true for all 3 light bars in our coach.
3. Using the Dremel tool, and while WEARING EYE PROTECTION, cut off the bulbous end of each socket about 2mm below the bulb .I do this outside because of the metal shards and cutoff wheel dust.Test with an LED bulb to be sure you cut off enough of the socket.You should expect to use one cutoff wheel for each socket.
4. Reassemble the standoff and ground wire, and re-attach the fixture to the wall.
5. Install the LEDs and the bezel, and enjoy!

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Old 06-27-2015, 11:35 AM   #2
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You must be kidding, right?

Heh, heh. This is funny!

If you're not being funny, and simply do not know, there are 12v LED bulbs manufactured and sold that simply plug in, as replacements. Amazon sells them for under $20 for a pack of 10.

No drilling, sawing, cutting. Just replace.

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Old 06-27-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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Our vanity light bar, like most of the fixtures in our MH, uses 120V residential bulbs and we replaced them with nearly identical LED replacements a couple of years ago with no modification of the fixture.
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