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Old 11-09-2015, 09:39 PM   #1
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I own a 2003 Beaver Santium and I am looking to replace and upgrade the interior lights. I would like to change over to LED's. Any suggestions as to where is the best place to shop for these products.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:49 PM   #2
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M4 has good products, have ordered about 10 from them (7.95 each) and they came very quickly and work well. I also bought some from eBay, they sent the wrong ones and wanted me to pay to send them back. Told them OK, but my feedback would not be good. They decided to send a prepaid label. Installed some 30 of them and they seem to be OK so far. Cost was about $1 each. They are a natural color rather than the warm white they said, but still better than the cool white ones.
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I bought a couple rolls of LED lights from Ebay. I rebuilt each of my fluorescent lights. I pulled several lights at a time, stripped the guts out of them including the ballasts. I put an extra switch that controlled the center strip and then wired the outer 2 strips to the existing switch. Just wired everything together and then put back in place. Worked great, did this ~4 years ago. Cost ~$70 to do all my lights. Most of the time we only turn on the signal LED strip but have the other 2 if really need a lot of light.
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Lots of places to buy with most coming out of china. I have found a few but its the color I struggle with. I don't like the blue/white and prefer a more yellow light as produced by halogen. I have found a few I like but I would suggest you experiment until you find the color you like. I bought only a couple at a time to test.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:52 PM   #5
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We just purchased an 03 Santiam and I changed some bulbs to LEDs.
I changed the 1141 bulbs inside and the porch light, changed the wedge bulbs in the tulip lights, and the three vanity bulbs.
I went with M4 warm white and we are very happy with the color and brightness.
Next will be the tube conversion and all of the storage 1141 bulbs.
Comparing the bulbs with a friends he bought from Amazon, these seem much better made and the light output is quite different.
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The RV show in Quartzite, AZ has a ton of them.
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I bought a couple rolls of LED lights from Ebay. I rebuilt each of my fluorescent lights. I pulled several lights at a time, stripped the guts out of them including the ballasts. I put an extra switch that controlled the center strip and then wired the outer 2 strips to the existing switch. Just wired everything together and then put back in place. Worked great, did this ~4 years ago. Cost ~$70 to do all my lights. Most of the time we only turn on the signal LED strip but have the other 2 if really need a lot of light.
I did that on our previous Dutch Star except I didn't do any extra wiring, just pulled out the transformer and tube holders and wired in 4 strips of the LED's in. All was good and the DW never even noticed the change. Is that good or bad?
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