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Old 01-31-2011, 03:51 PM   #29
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LED Conversion

Well i just changed all my lights to LED and here is a pick with normal light bulbs on left and led on the right ...... You can definitely see the difference in color............These are 18 led bulbs i found on EBAY for 13.99 for 2 with free shipping..... i will post a pic with all on after it gets dark........
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here are the bulbs
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Here are pics of all lights on at night........... It is a nice light and isnt harsh on your eyes even the wife likes it better
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My bulbs came in yesterday. I used 12 and 24 led bulbs. I recommend going with the 24 as the 12 were just a bit dim for overhead lights.
Ordering more today. Not messing with the flourescent lights as they do not draw much anyway and will leave the bay lights but I want the ones I use most in the coach to be LED espcially the spots which are hot and use a bunch of amps.

Changed all the lights in the head and shower. I like the softer light.
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I just replaced my fluorescents with LED strips by Starlight, who makes LEDs under the Revolution brand name. Also did a few of the 1141 bulbs in the basement utility lights. See them at RVLEDBulbs.com - RV LED Bulbs and Light Accessories.

There is an introductory special right now that gives a 15% discount on all orders. Enter the code "AC15" at checkout for the discount.

The F15T8 (18") replacements I used were so bright that one strip replaced two fluorescents. In my smaller F8T5 (12") fixtures, I had to replace one-for-one to get the same amount of light.
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I replaced 10 of the bulbs in my RV with the StarLight Revolution 250 Natural Light bulbs. I am very happy with the amount of light they produce. I have 13 more bulbs that I will replace with the same LED's over time.
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I have just about replaced all OEM lights with LED's. Wow what a difference in the power usage and lighting is just as good if not better and have added more accent lighting for night with dimmer controls. Even the conversion of the florescent is working great. Now you can have warm white or bright white. Has any one done the same? If so how did you like it. My next project will be replacing the outside running light and marker lights. The dock lights will also be replaced.
I've replaced all the marker & tail lights with LED conversions. Best safety move I've made. My Tail lights are so bright I can see the expression on peoples faces behind me when I apply the brakes! I got all my lights from PPL, in Texas.
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That is a very good price on the fluorescents. Did you take the ballast out and wire them direct to the 12vdc?
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Yes - you have to wire the Led tubes direct to the 12v, not though the ballast. It's a pretty simple change and the Starlights kit comes with excellent instructions and even the wire nut to make the connection.
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Yes - you have to wire the Led tubes direct to the 12v, not though the ballast. It's a pretty simple change and the Starlights kit comes with excellent instructions and even the wire nut to make the connection.
Ok....looks like this thread has run its course, but I'm still not done.

I purchased 3 G-4 led's for my ceiling puck lights from Kinzer Enterprises at the FMCA SEA Rally in Brookville, FL. I COULDN'T BE MORE UNHAPPY! They are dim, dimmer, dimmest.

I have 51 of these bulbs in the ceiling of my Phaeton, but the lumen output is so low that I cannot read at all.

I've had to put the bulbs back in.

That was a $60 rip-off.

Beware!
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