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Old 04-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #44
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Thanks SarahW,
I will take before and after shots of the clearance/marker LED's, and thanks for the lead on M4Led products.
Did you sign up for the $250.00 Shopping spree of LED's?
O never mine I will win it..."LOL"
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Thanks, Tim. I spent a bit of time on that website last night. Our current bulbs are the standard 1141's, so I found the LEDs that fit the base. Now I'm trying to get the brightest LEDs that will fit in the fixtures. These from Amazon look promising, but I need to see if they are too long... http://www.amazon.com/Brightest-Ba15...7AVK4GDPDJYY45
Sarah I have a mix of the 66 and 36 LED lights you mention in this link. I can't say enough good about them, just excellent. They are the only LED's I have tried that give the exact look (Kelvin and Lumens) of traditional bulbs. I would really encourage you to order a few and try them.
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Thanks SarahW,
I will take before and after shots of the clearance/marker LED's, and thanks for the lead on M4Led products.
Did you sign up for the $250.00 Shopping spree of LED's?
O never mine I will win it..."LOL"
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No, I didn't sign up...yet. I did order a few LEDs from them so I guess I'll sign up for the contest!!
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Sarah I have a mix of the 66 and 36 LED lights you mention in this link. I can't say enough good about them, just excellent. They are the only LED's I have tried that give the exact look (Kelvin and Lumens) of traditional bulbs. I would really encourage you to order a few and try them.
Thanks for the recommendation! I discovered that the bulbs I want to replace are not 1141s, but are G4s. Duh! I will definitely order a few of that brand to try.
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I did change the running lights to l e d and they are much brighter. The tail light and turn signal will require a in line resistor,get them at any auto supply they snap on the positive side of the wire(white wire) that will be my next project.
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Thanks so much! I'm trying 4 types from M4 to see if they fit and how much light they put out. I'm thinking the Elite series will be the way to go.
I got my four "test" LEDs from M4 today. I'll be testing them in the moho tomorrow to see which ones will work best for us.
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I got my four "test" LEDs from M4 today. I'll be testing them in the moho tomorrow to see which ones will work best for us.
Well, I just got back from trying out the LEDs. Sad to say, I wasn't thrilled with any of the four types I tried out. The "warm" were much too yellow and the "cool" were much too harsh. I suppose the "natural" came closest to the existing halogens, but even those will take some getting used to. Also, it was really difficult to get the prong-type LEDs into the pancake G4 fixtures. I'm afraid I'm losing my enthusiasm for this project. I don't know why everything in an RV has to be such a PITA.
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You can, but the LEDs require a special dimmer. You can't use a standard dimmer for incandescent lamps.
The dimmers and halogen style lamps in my 2005 Monaco are 12vdc. Has anyone replaced the bulbs in a Monaco, and do the dimmers still work. If so, could you share the source and part number for the bulbs?
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Sarah, what was your impression of the amount of light the bulbs put out? Were they bright enough? Equal to your original? more? less?
Do you know the advertised output of the bulbs you tried?

I think the coolness of the bulb is largely a personal preference. Like you I can't stand the harsh light of the "cool" bulbs, but find the "warm" temperature range very comforting (at about 3500k). Haven't tried the in-between range, but plan to trash the "cool" ones I have. Can't stand the harsh, almost blue hue they cast.
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Sarah, what was your impression of the amount of light the bulbs put out? Were they bright enough? Equal to your original? more? less?
Do you know the advertised output of the bulbs you tried?

I think the coolness of the bulb is largely a personal preference. Like you I can't stand the harsh light of the "cool" bulbs, but find the "warm" temperature range very comforting (at about 3500k). Haven't tried the in-between range, but plan to trash the "cool" ones I have. Can't stand the harsh, almost blue hue they cast.
I found the output to be very similar to the existing halogens. Here's a photo of the halogen on the left and the cool white LED on the right... (sorry for the poor quality; I'm not good with a cellphone camera)




This is a link to the cool white LED pictured... Elite Series Retrofit LED to replace Small 10w G4 / T3 Halogen

According to the website, that particular LED is rated at 315 lumens, 10 watts, and 6000k color. I found the natural light color in that same type to be the most pleasing; the "warm" was a bit too yellow for me. It appeared much more yellow than the halogen, but I didn't take a pic because I didn't think my cellphone was capturing the difference.
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