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Old 01-25-2014, 02:10 PM   #15
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Ebay $1.15 (free ship'g) for 10. Search: 10w G4 Halogen
X2 I think paid a bit more but not much.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:40 PM   #16
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I just found these you might be able to find something cheaper on EBAY. If you do try them please post and let us know how well you like them .

Fluorescent Tube LED Lights - No More Ballasts to Replace, Ever!

Might be cheaper in the long run that doing the conversion. In my tiffin the wireing harness runs through the Styrofoam insulation might be hard to pull new wiring through there.
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Unless you have a lot of air flow around them, I would NOT recommend halogen. They get REAL hot.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:38 PM   #18
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I replaced all the halogen fixtures in my Winn Journey with new LED fixtures from ITC. They are spectacular. I suggest you check the ITC catalog - I believe someone posted a link. You are much better replacing the fixture completely as the color temperature and surface mount construction is much more durable than the LED discs for halogen replacement. You can also call ITC direct using the number in their e-Bay clearance ads/store and check out pricing on catalog items. You will be glad you did. If you have a Winnebago RV, consider attending the 2014 Winnebago GNR in July as ITC is a supplier to Winn and usually have a booth / real deals there.
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Thank you all! I guess it will be LEDs for sure... And thanks for the websites too. I love this forum. I've learned so much in the past year from all the friendly folks here. It's truly incredible!
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I am also thinking of putting some LED recessed lights in the ceiling. It's impossible to run wires through the styrofoam insulation. However I thought of running the wires through the AC ventilation system in the ceiling.
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Check QT's link # 3 have many different LED & FLORESENT conversions in link.
About 1/4 the way dowm.
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Ebay $1.15 (free ship'g) for 10. Search: 10w G4 Halogen
x2 they work great!
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I have 5 2-tube fluorescent fixtures in my ceiling. A neighbor has replaced all of his with LEDs. I was impressed and he offered to show me the process so I bought enough LEDs to replace all the tubes. Then he sat down with me and, while I watched and took notes, he changed out one of the fixtures. Though not much of a "Mr. Fixit", I can do the job. In my case, each ballast is removed and (6) 48 bulb LED panels are wired into the fixture. I did not wire a remote switch but continue to use original switch on the fixture. I opted for the white lights rather than yellow. I bought 30 of these 48 bulb panels on eBay for about $60 with free shipping.
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I have 5 2-tube fluorescent fixtures in my ceiling. A neighbor has replaced all of his with LEDs. I was impressed and he offered to show me the process so I bought enough LEDs to replace all the tubes. Then he sat down with me and, while I watched and took notes, he changed out one of the fixtures. Though not much of a "Mr. Fixit", I can do the job. In my case, each ballast is removed and (6) 48 bulb LED panels are wired into the fixture. I did not wire a remote switch but continue to use original switch on the fixture. I opted for the white lights rather than yellow. I bought 30 of these 48 bulb panels on eBay for about $60 with free shipping.
If you have pics would love to see the before and after. I understand they are new LEDs in the same fixtures, but would like to see the results. Also, let me know what you think of the amount of light difference. Thanks!
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I replaced all the halogen fixtures in my Winn Journey with new LED fixtures from ITC. They are spectacular. I suggest you check the ITC catalog - I believe someone posted a link. You are much better replacing the fixture completely as the color temperature and surface mount construction is much more durable than the LED discs for halogen replacement. You can also call ITC direct using the number in their e-Bay clearance ads/store and check out pricing on catalog items. You will be glad you did. If you have a Winnebago RV, consider attending the 2014 Winnebago GNR in July as ITC is a supplier to Winn and usually have a booth / real deals there.

Bob,
When you replaced the entire flourescent fixture with the smaller "pucks" from ITC did it leave marks on your ceiling where the larger fixture was? Any pics? I would like to replace my fixtures, but am concerned the headliner will have uncovered holes or "dent" marks in it from the prior, larger, fixture.

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all the answers are on ebay

here is what I think we are talking about.
of course the larger the LED 5050 will give the most light.
simply google up 48 bulb panels led panel ebay and shop around.

Don't know why you think he replaced the fixture. he said he used the fixture switch so you will not have any holes. certainly he must have used the same defuser cover etc.
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I used the existing fixture and plastic cover for the fixture. Here are before and after picsClick image for larger version

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While i haven't done anything yet with my ceiling flourescent fixtures i did install one 48 led panel to all my single and double light fixtures throught the entire coach. I used panels with warm white 3528's in them instead of 5050's as i didn't want any of those to be so bright as to be annoying. I'm glad i did as they are more than bright enough, easily just as much light as the standard incandescent bulb they replaced. See for yourself how bright these are.
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