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Old 04-06-2014, 07:47 AM   #57
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I have (5) 2-tube fluorescent fixtures in my rig. I replaced all tubes with 48 bulb LED panels.

Removed all the ballasts, wired in (6) of the panels on each fixture. Got the panels on eBay. The company was recommended by a friend who has been upgrading to LED in his Dutch Star. Used 6 panels X 5 fixtures=30 panels=$60 S&H included.

I used white but not sure if it's bright white or soft. Regardless, I love 'em. They are cool and I'll never replace another tube.

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Old 04-06-2014, 02:30 PM   #58
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I have (5) 2-tube fluorescent fixtures in my rig. I replaced all tubes with 48 bulb LED panels.

Removed all the ballasts, wired in (6) of the panels on each fixture. Got the panels on eBay. The company was recommended by a friend who has been upgrading to LED in his Dutch Star. Used 6 panels X 5 fixtures=30 panels=$60 S&H included.

I used white but not sure if it's bright white or soft. Regardless, I love 'em. They are cool and I'll never replace another tube.

Jim
Did you take any photos, Jim? I'd expect that the light from a cool white LED would be very similar to the light emitted from a fluorescent bulb, but I could be wrong about that. I know that in my experience, most fluorescent bulbs have been a bright white color.
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Sarah, sorry but I took no pics. My lights are much brighter than the old fluorescents which had a kind of "yellowish" light. I wish I had seen this thread before I started. I probably would have done a little more research but I went with the neighbors recommendation after he first tried yellow and did all the rest of his in white. Just as well as I tend to over-analyze things like this and, again, I'm happy with mine.

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Sarah, sorry but I took no pics. My lights are much brighter than the old fluorescents which had a kind of "yellowish" light. I wish I had seen this thread before I started. I probably would have done a little more research but I went with the neighbors recommendation after he first tried yellow and did all the rest of his in white. Just as well as I tend to over-analyze things like this and, again, I'm happy with mine.

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Jim--I can totally relate to the "over-analyzing." I'm driving myself crazy(er) with this, and it's a short trip.
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OK I have finally decided that these LEDs from M4 will work best for our G4 puck lights. Elite Series Retrofit LED to replace Small 10w G4 / T3 Halogen

They are the brightest replacement at 315 lumens and the color is 4500 kelvin. They are not quite as "yellow" as the halogens but I'm amazed at how much cooler they operate. Now I need to gulp at the cost for 25 of them. Eeeeeeek.
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Get prepared, $111.00 for 14 on mine But I'm doing it anyway. Don't forget the Pictures.
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I need 25 LEDs for the salon area puck lights @ $12/ea, but they have a 10% discount for orders over 10 items...plus an additional 5% for the RV Geeks promo (code is RVGEEKS5). I think I'll wait on the bedroom for now.
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