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Old 01-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Led lights

Has anyone changed the 12 volt lights inside there coach to Led lights? If you have how do you like them? Was it worth the cost? Thanks for the info.

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Old 01-25-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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My main concern was conservation to accommodate reliance on solar and not on the generator. The light fixtures in our trailer are all marine which use a G4 bulb an easy swap, I provided them when the trailer was being built. One lesson learned, my wife hated the too cold (bluish) LED arrays but is now happy with the warm color balance arrays.

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Old 01-25-2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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We changed out every light inside the motor home to LED's and have no regrets. They do not get hot and do not draw as much elect. as regular bulbs. Expense was not all that bad as we got all of ours through E-Bay. Sure, they came from China but when comparing them to what is here in a local RV store we could not see any difference, other than the packaging and cost. The ones the RV store carries also were made in China. In our opinion the warm white option seems to have more even lighting. And we bought only from top rated sellers. Delivery usually takes 10-12 days.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:07 AM   #4
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We changed our G4 halogen with LED's from Ebay and are very happy! $2.08 a piece delivered! Non polarity sensitive.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:38 AM   #5
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:45 AM   #6
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Changed every light bulb to LED. Ordered most direct from China. Total cost around 400. Wouldn't have it any other way. Less load through converters and battery banks, less heat than halogens, safer, longer life.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:20 AM   #7
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We used the replacement LED's from here - Replacement LED bulbs for your existing boat fixtures - for some of the fluorescent ThinLites. The rest of them we are converting rolls of LED's. 2 pics of what they look are on my blog, not sure how to add pics here. The roll does several lights for about the same price as one replacement bulb. The ones we got were not as bright as the bulbs but for any area but the kitchen it's perfect for us. The brighter bulbs will go in the kitchen for cooking and stuff.
Here are a couple of other sites for LEDs to look at - www.superlumination.com Tail Light Brake Light Turn Signal LED Bulbs and usLEDsupply - Your source for High Tech RGB color LED lights, DMX controllers, and LED lighting supplies at wholesale prices.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #8
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I've bought lights from www.ledtrailerlights.com and been happy with them.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #9
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Just finished changing all interior lights to LED. Went with the cool white. Much brighter, looks good. About $150.00. Also changed outside brake & tail lights and directional to LED. Nice and bright.
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I've done all mine, incandescents, halogens, even the fluorscents. We are very happy with them, since I as able to choose the color temperature and brightness for each one plus they are very low in power consumption and heat output. I especially love the leds I put in place of the halogens - same or better brightness with much less heat.

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Do you need to replace the fixtures?
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i want to change the bulbs in my rv to led.how can i tell what type of bulb i have now?(is there a part number on the bulb)
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Originally Posted by gary276 View Post
Do you need to replace the fixtures?
No need to change fixtures unless you have an odd ball fixture that they don't make an LED for.
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Do you need to replace the fixtures?
Not in most cases!

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