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Old 09-07-2011, 10:41 PM   #15
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. . . I have replaced all of mine with Led tubes from RVLEDBulbs.com - RV LED Bulbs, RV LED Lights and Light Accessories. They carry the excellent Revolution brand led tubes and also the slightly less expensive Ming brand. I have the Revolutions.
Those are quite righteous. Until they get the cost down considerably I'll have to stick to the fluorescents. I did replace the two over the couch reading lamp bulbs with leds because the regulars were so hot. The leds do not put out as much light as the others did so I wind up running an under-the-cabinet fluorescent light next to the couch to suppliment the led light when I'm reading.
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Leds are now available in a range of Kelvin temperatures (color of light).

The RVledbulbs.com site has a data sheet that gives the Kelvin temperature for each of the Revolution brand Leds they sell.

http://www.rvledbulbs.com/v/vspfiles...spring2011.pdf
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Turned out to be loose connections in the breaker panel
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:58 AM   #18
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Thats possible, I think it happens on shore power as well but not positive. Or are you saying power could be diverted from shore power to charging and therefore starving the lights?

I will check the state of charge the next time it happens.

Thanks for the idea.
The shore power never powers my 12 volt DC lights directly. Only Alternating Current things like TV, Microwave, Water heater, converter/charger, etc. As the converter/charger comes on and off intermittantly, or any of the others cut in or out there can be some change in 12 volt lighting, but hardly noticable.
I did have a DC 20amp fuse take about a month to go from partial fail to complete failure. Only then was I able to solve my variable lighting problem. It was the only one of two lighting circuits acting up so I should have suspected the fuse sooner but it did look and test OK. As soon as it was replaced the issue was resolved.
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There are a number of thigns that can "Dim" a florcesent lamp.

First, of course, is house voltage, 13.6 is nice and bright, 11.5 not so bright (A big difference)

The "Ballast" is really an invrter, it can be failing.

As lights grow older sometimes they fail to "Start" properly. (Some fixtures have starters that can fail too but ThinLight does not use this type, nor any of the other RV suppliers that I know of)

My guess is, so long as the voltage (Best measured at the fixture) is good, the lamps may be reaching end of life.
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