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Old 05-07-2014, 10:42 AM   #15
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Buying LED lights at HF is not the way to find quality--I have replaced all of my lighting inside the Suites and am very happy with the results. Better lighting and longer battery life when not on shore power. Check with SuperbriteLEDs.com for good info/variety.

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I replaced most of the lighting in our 5ver with LED especially the fluorescent ones. It has really cut my battery usage which comes in great as we Boondock about 90% of the time.

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Old 08-09-2014, 01:18 PM   #17
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LED lighting prices have come down a lot, and are very feasible for RV lighting. Someone mentioned the inexpensive 48 led panels from Amazon. These are very bright and use little power. I have several of them.
Recently I found these LED "running lights" on Amazon. About $5 each. Just got a few of them and am starting to try them out. A friend pointed them out, and has installed them to replace fluorescent tubes in RV light fixtures.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:45 PM   #18
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So far I bought over 60 bulbs from china and no failures and bought 4 bulbs from US and 2 failed. Yes I have seen unpackaged bulbs in RV parts stores for sale at half the price of similar packaged bulbs on the same shelf.
I can get 10 for the price of 2 packaged bulbs in RV stores. Plus the package ones do not offer options.
I also bought from e-bay / china vendors. A 1156 bulb replacement for $3.75 with 105 smd panels. 5ea 48 smd flat panels for $12.50. Used those to replace the bulbs in my florescent fixtures. replaced every bulb on my rig for less than $100.00. Even replaced stop, tail turn and back up lights. LED stop lights come on instantly. With an incandescent bulb, you cover 160 feet before the filament heats up and lights. With LED , the guy behind you knows you are stopping 160 ft sooner at 55mph. This is why big rigs ALL run LED stop and turn signals today.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:32 AM   #19
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I bought 3 inch surface mount let fixtures off of EBay.....4 of them for 45 bucks. Installed 8 of them to replace the single and double fixtures I had. What a difference it makes. Used 3 of them under my kitchen cabinet. Lots of light and no heat.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:49 AM   #20
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Many have switched... I keep looking for good, inexpensive LED

Found a China company selling 1156-alikes (Or so they claim) for under 2 bucks a pop.. Going to try a couple. (EBAY)
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Cabin Bright | will solve the issues. No I am not affiliated or associated there with. But I am using there LED bulbs and the florescent replacements they have and they work great. There pieces are quality and there prices are by far lower while still producing more lumens.
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I replaced EVERY 12v bulb inside my fiver for probably under $200. Might have been closer to $100 but sometimes bought several just to see which I preferred. Example: I bought 3 different types of G4 base bulbs for over the bath sink. I bought only bulbs, not fixtures.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:39 PM   #23
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Am looking for a lower price on Florescent tube repalcement LEDS T5F8 size... 30-40 bucks a pop is a tad high.
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Am looking for a lower price on Florescent tube repalcement LEDS T5F8 size... 30-40 bucks a pop is a tad high.

Here is a quality product for $16.99

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