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Old 05-29-2012, 06:46 AM   #15
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Some I have purchased claim 50,000 hours.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #16
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Bingo!
Bought 6 of them a couple months ago. Work fine.

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My question is once one of them in a string burns out,don't you have to replace the whole thing making it expensive??.How long to they last??.
Which string are you talking about? With these, you can cut the strip to desired length every 3 LEDs. I could try shorting or opening one if you want me to.

Cool White 5M 16.4FT 3528 SMD LED Strips Lights 300 LEDs 12V
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My question is once one of them in a string burns out,don't you have to replace the whole thing making it expensive??.How long to they last??.
They are wired in Parallel circuit so if one were to go bad it would not do anything to the others, the old Christmas tree lights were wired in Series circuit so the current passed through each bulb. Some companies making these claim 10 years service.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #18
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Some I have purchased claim 50,000 hours.
Well then 50,000 hrs and 24hrs in a day and 365 days in a yr...............hummm-that's a long time huh.
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Today I installed an 8' warm white LED strip around my bed platform, I wired it into my courtesy lights, it's a VERY different light compared to my awning light, it looks like I have sunshine escaping from under my bed,
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I am a FIRM believer in LED lighting. What's not to like...less heat, less power use, longer lasting.....perfect for RV use.

That being said, I did run into a few snags when updating and modifying the bulbs and fixtures in my 1991 Aero Cruiser.

First, was picking the right color temperature...I like the Warm White version...more like incandescent bulbs. Then finding ones that can deal with the 10-14.xVoltage spread for the typical RV system.

Figure this out BEFORE you buy! You'll save a bunch of time and $$$.

I wrote an article a while back for the RV Newsletter about the conversion. It's at:

WanderMan: And The Lord Said..."Let There Be Low Power Light"

and then this week I wrote a more detailed instructional on how to convert the fluorescent fixtures into Dual purpose LED and/or fluorescent...you get to choose! I like the way they came out....

WanderMan: Convert Fluorescent Lights To LED Dual Use

Hope this gives you some additional info and make the choice (and job) easier.

Since I am a hopeless boondocker and I like being self sufficient ( I am almost completely Solar powered. The RV, not me....) with the notable exception of the Air Conditioning I love the power savings of LEDs. I used to use upwards of 20 Amps of power just to turn on all the lights! Now I barely move the digital display on the battery monitor!

Yay!

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I ordered and received these items however the plugs are much too small to fit in the bulb socket. I went to Autozone and NAPA and they do not carry adapters. The guy at NAPA looked like I was talking about something from outer space!! I brought a bulb and the tiny adapter with me. He kept staring at them and looked as if he was gazing at something Mars. He said he had worked there for over 20 years and had never had anything like that come up. So, how did you install them?
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If you are talking about the 1156 size, I took some old bulbs, broke out the glass and insulator and soldered the wires from an undersized or un-needed adapter into the old bulb base, then(not necessary) filled the hole with hot glue. Positive(red) goes to the center of the old base. Negative(black) goes to the side of the base.
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