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Old 09-17-2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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Halogen to LED Lites

Would like to change the "halogen" light under the microwave to an LED lite system....the microwave is a PVM1790 GE, micro/convection.

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First you'll need to determine if the lights are 12 v or 120 v. Being 'under the microwave' could be they are 120 v. If they are 12 v, remove the bulb and start shopping. Many options available, in many colors, measured in kelvins. Don't go by descriptions like, 'cool white' use the kelvin temperature for more accuracy. Also pay attention to lumens, or the amount of brightness they give off. Again, don't buy if they just say, 'bright.' Match your socket plug style with the offerings of many on line sellers.

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If these are indeed 12 v bulbs you are better off using LED. Halogen lights get super hot when they are on for long periods and have caused many fires. Shop on eBay for your bulb type in the LED version. Make sure the seller has a good rating, and you'll probably wind up a very happy camper.
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If the light bulb your talking about is on the bottom of the microwave, then its most likely 120 volt. Go to "Superbrightleds.com" and match your bulb base to what they offer. They have a lot of choices. There are many LED bulb suppliers out there, not just the one I mentioned.
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It's easy to test if it's 12 v DC or 120 v AC. Unplug RV from shore power. Try the microwave oven. If it works, you have an inverter and the bulb might be 120 v. If the microwave doesn't work and the bulb lights, it's 12 v.
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Last year I did a little bit of research and ordered from m4products.com to replace some of my interior and cargo bay 1156 bulbs. I was very happy with the product, the bulbs were better quality and about 1/2 the price of most RV parts store prices. You got free shipping on small orders over $50 via USPS and they will ship at additional cost to Canada as well & they send you discount cards on your next order. I will definitely use them again.
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