Originally Posted by bcbounders
I've been considering "upgrading" some of the fluorescent lights in my coach to LED...
I kinda stumbled onto this site. I have converted all my lights to LEDs (except T5 fluorescent tubes) on the inside of the coach. They have Warm White (WW) and Cool bright White (CW).
I just put in the T8 fluorescent replacement tubes earlier this last week and I am very impressed with the quality/quantity of these lights! I have no experience with other brands so cannot express a comparison opinion. I do like the architecture/materials in their design. I can turn on EVERY light in the coach for about the same cost as one old T8 fluorescent fixture. It makes a lot of difference while boondocking.
I had to alter the fluorescent fixtures (cut the ballast out of the circuit) and rewire a little. Tubes came with wire kits and explicit instructions (better than wiring for dummies) with pictures. It took me about 20 minutes per fixture w/coffee break per fixture. Best part was the coffee break. 3 in one hour...
As for the installation of the socket bulbs... 10 with NO coffee break.
Almost wish I had more to replace. A little to expensive. Then again, about 20 years wear out an LED and tons more battery life.