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Old 06-27-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Upgrading to LED Light Bulbs

Wanting to upgrade to LED'S in my coach. Can anyone recommend a reasonable & reputable site to look at?? Thanks ahead of time!! Bob
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Amazon and eBay are where I got mine.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:27 PM   #3
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Same here. I replaced all mine with the "Gold Stars" brand LEDs which I purchased off eBay. I recommend you get bulbs listed to operate in the 12-24V range for RVs. I bought three different styles for reading lamps, overhead fixtures, and the bathroom vanity lamps. Have had all mine for two years now with no failures. I put them on the bench and tested them when I bought them and can run 8 to 10 of them for the same amount of power draw that one incandescent used and they are all brighter and run a heck of a lot cooler. No more melted or discolored lenses.
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I bought cheap LED bulbs from Ebay, got 20 of them for under $25 (including shipping from the US). I had the first failure last night, after six months useage, so I just popped in a new one. At $1.10 each they have been a bargain, especially since they don't melt the lense covers.
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24V G4 Led - 9 pcs 5050 leds | 24V G4 Led Bulb Manufacturers & Suppliers

https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/boat-rv-bulbs/

Try these websites.
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:00 PM   #6
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I swear by M4 LEDs. I've retro-fitted my motorhome from front to back-kitchen, map, reading, bathroom, even my storage bays!! They don't get hot at all and they have no flicker problems, and they come in a variety of color temperatures, and of course they are super bright.
Yes, they are pricey, but look at it as an investment.

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Old 06-27-2016, 05:17 PM   #7
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Plus 1 for Ryan7361's suggestion of M4 Products. Very high quality products that just work correctly.

I did however order some cheap import products off of Amazon to test color and temperature. Just to play with to learn the technology. Had some fixtures that required smaller bulbs. Temperature is critical for application. Kitchen vs Bath vs living area. Do your homework. Call the folks at M4 for advise and DON'T order all the bulbs until you've tested a few for color and temp.
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:45 PM   #8
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I just got these . . . https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They work real nice and no more heat from the old bulbs.
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I swear by M4 LEDs. I've retro-fitted my motorhome from front to back-kitchen, map, reading, bathroom, even my storage bays!! They don't get hot at all and they have no flicker problems, and they come in a variety of color temperatures, and of course they are super bright.

Yes, they are pricey, but look at it as an investment.



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I've done the same to my coach and bought them all from M4 LEDS. Even changed the counter light on the microwave to LED daylight. Bought those on eBay.


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If you are handy....Here is a great way to change those pesky 30w 12v fluorescent fixtures. I replaced all my 12v fluorescents using this guide.



http://www.irv2.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=170


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I got the eBay 20 for $25 from a U.S. shipper and they work great. Went with the white light and not supper bright. Received them in less than a week. Some types (T10) might not light when you first put them in so just turn them 180 degrees and then they light.

eBay: "20 X White 1156 BA15S 18SMD 5050 LED Light bulbs Turn Signal Backup Reverse 1141" the "18SMD" are the number of LED's IMO more than 18 are too bright inside, however, more would be better for the outside porch lights.

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Timely thread for me! I've got a package with two 5 bulb packs scheduled to be delivered today. Each 5 bulb pack is a different color. We're hoping to "whiten" the "yellow" hire of our existing halogen lights as part of our upgrade to LEDs. Bought two for comparison - and will order what we need to convert to whole coach once we try 'em both and decide.
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If you are handy....Here is a great way to change those pesky 30w 12v fluorescent fixtures. I replaced all my 12v fluorescents using this guide.



http://www.irv2.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=170


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Now that's neat. I like little custom stuff like this that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Energy efficient and cool!
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Did you have to replace receptacles. How hard are they to change bulbs. I have them under my house cabinets and it is a real bear to change them.
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