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Old 11-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Just Tried LED Bulbs ????

Just tried some LED bulbs, 42SMD, to replace the incandescent 921 bulbs. I know a great power saver, but no where near as bright. Guess i will have to same them and install when we will be out with no AC connection.

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Just tried some LED bulbs, 42SMD, to replace the incandescent 921 bulbs. I know a great power saver, but no where near as bright. Guess i will have to same them and install when we will be out with no AC connection.

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What is the rated output in lumins are the led's you purchased. Mine are every bit as bright as the incandescent.

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LEDS

I bought some the same as yours, but from reading threads I know they are available in different brightnesses, and different color tones. IE warm white, cool white etc.
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Buying LEDs takes some careful checking as to color (in kelvins) and lumens. There are a lot out there that don't meet the requirements you're looking for. I've discovered you have to really read the fine print and if they don't list lumens or color temp. in kelvins, move on.
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Dave What bulb are you using ? Got these on E Bay and Amazon, with good reviews. I can deal with them for the power saving if we are on battery power only, but ?????
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I bought and installed LED's in our Coach, The DW and I both hated the color of them and the lighting that they gave......out with the new and back in with the old.
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You can get LEDs that are every bit as bright as the standard 921s, but they are not cheap. Try looking at Revolution Wedge Led RV Bulbs - RVLEDBulbs.com After throwing away some cheap ones on ebay, I bought 10 from them, and after trying them out, I bought 10 more.

They will give a 10% discount if you order a 10 pack. They will give an additional 10% if you use the code FORUM.

If you are not sure what color you want, get the natural white. Most people find the cool white to be too harsh

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Okay, what LED will provide the same intensity and color of a G4-20W? It would be nice to know what I really need.

I am FT and replace about a bulb a month, about a bucks worth each year.
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A G4-20W halogen bulb is rated at about 320 - 350 lumens. It is such a small bulb it will be tough to find an equivalent brightness LED to fit the fixture.
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I have to agree with J Birder that these are very bright, in fact they were too bright for what our needs were on two fixtures. Although they say warm white I would put them more towards a medium white around 3500-4000K
Ming Warm White T10/921 250L Wedge RV LED Bulb
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Been going through this same process recently myself. Only thing I've addressed so far is 12 volt. As mentioned earlier you should try to find the Kelvin and lumens ratings. These are not always mentioned by the sellers. You also have a warm white, natural white, warm white, white, and pure white color choices. This is even more confusing that the metric bolt system. So far the only thing I've decided is that I'm not sure your going to know what you get until you put them in. They are a little pricey but if they do last the 10,000-60,000 hours maybe they will be okay. I've replaced ten of the 1141 bulbs and couple of the 1076 bulbs. Not sure I can tell any significant difference. I also replaced the porch light with an LED bulb and it about lit up the whole camping area. If you find out any additional good advice let us know.
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For the 1141 lights these are the best I have found and I highly recommend. They are a nice warm color temp and bright.
Warm color temp is far more pleasing to the eye but much harder and more expensive to manufacture with a decent level of brightness. Look for a color temp 2700K-3200K.

Brightech LED BA15s - Warm White Color- Bayonet Base 36LEDs SMD Bulb - 2nd Generation with 36 LEDs - Replacement for #1156 1141 1073 1093 1129 93 - : Amazon.com : Automotive

The Brightest Ba15s LED Light Bulb Replacement - Warm White Color - 2nd Generation with 66 LED's - Single Contact Base - 10-30V DC : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Then you get into the size of the LED chips, 5050mm and 3528mm. They vary by the number of chips in the bulb also; 13, 27, 36 and 102. Each having their own lumen and kelvin rating. Focker my 1141 cost me about $2.10 each and have a K rating of 3000-3500K. They had 27 LED chips in them, bought them off the bay.
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M4 products has a good selection and great service.
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