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Old 02-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #15
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Be sure to get WARM WHITE as someone mentioned. It gives of a more yellow light, like regular light bulbs. regular LEDs will hurt your eyes with it's blue color temperature. I messed up and bought one regular LED (having forgotten how my battery camping lantern with an LED setting is) and I found I couldn't stand it. I went back and ordered a warm white one and I love it. I bought a bunch more for all my fixtures.

These are the ones i got.
Warm White 1156 BA15S 68 SMD 1210 3528 LED Car Turn Tail Brake Signal Light Bulb | eBay

One that came was bad (the solder came loose). I took a photo and sent it to the seller and they promptly shipped me another one no problem.

Here's what they look like in my MH:
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #16
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Be sure to get WARM WHITE as someone mentioned. It gives of a more yellow light, like regular light bulbs. regular LEDs will hurt your eyes with it's blue color temperature. I messed up and bought one regular LED (having forgotten how my battery camping lantern with an LED setting is) and I found I couldn't stand it. I went back and ordered a warm white one and I love it. I bought a bunch more for all my fixtures.

These are the ones i got.
Warm White 1156 BA15S 68 SMD 1210 3528 LED Car Turn Tail Brake Signal Light Bulb | eBay

One that came was bad (the solder came loose). I took a photo and sent it to the seller and they promptly shipped me another one no problem.

Here's what they look like in my MH:
Plan 'V' - A van dwelling blog: Replaced light fixture
Ill have to get one of each. I wanna switch to led to get away from the yellow. Im into saltwater fish tanks and run leds. All hyper white and blue. 15-20k. The cool white would be my first choice
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:57 PM   #17
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So I just bought a cool white panel 12 leds with socket adapter. Paid $1.67. From hong kong. Just to try after paying I notice the fine print says they dont pay import fees or custum duties.... how much and how will i pay for this???
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Nothing, I'm sure. I have yet to have customs duties on anything I have bought from overseas on ebay. They charge it on high priced stuff. Not $5 items. They say that to avoid the buyer getting mad if they buy $100 worth of stuff and don't realize there may be duties due. I have bought from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Never a penny in duties.
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Nothing, I'm sure. I have yet to have customs duties on anything I have bought from overseas on ebay. They charge it on high priced stuff. Not $5 items. They say that to avoid the buyer getting mad if they buy $100 worth of stuff and don't realize there may be duties due. I have bought from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Never a penny in duties.
Whew. I was worried id have a bunch of money owed on a $2 bulb. Lol
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US Customs isn't worried about $2 LEDs. They care about $2,000 art pieces.

You can read a bit about it here but it's not an issue with USPS, it's with US Customs. One segment of the page states in regards to exception from duties: "On mail items examined and passed free of duty by U.S. Customs."
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As a seller on ebay, I say the same thing to non-US buyers. I only ever had one person complain about owing customs duties over in Europe someplace. Wish I could remember what it was. It was their responsibility to pay to import it, not mine. And anyway, you can I think simply reject to pay duties on something, but you don't get to have the item. It gets sent back to customs for destruction or something like that.

I have seen a TV program on Australia's customs service at an airport. I assume the US operates in much the same fashion.
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US Customs isn't worried about $2 LEDs. They care about $2,000 art pieces.

You can read a bit about it here but it's not an issue with USPS, it's with US Customs. One segment of the page states in regards to exception from duties: "On mail items examined and passed free of duty by U.S. Customs."
712 Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee

As a seller on ebay, I say the same thing to overseas buyers. I only ever had one person complain about owing customs duties. Wish I could remember what it was. It was their responsibility to pay to import it, not mine. And anyway, you can I think simply reject to pay duties on something, but you don't get to have the item. It gets sent back to customs for destruction or something like that.

I have seen a TV program on Australia's customs service at an airport. I assume the US operates in much the same fashion.
Gotcha. For $1.67 with adapter, if they work ill buy more to finish my swap.
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So I just bought a cool white panel 12 leds with socket adapter. Paid $1.67. From hong kong. Just to try after paying I notice the fine print says they dont pay import fees or custum duties.... how much and how will i pay for this???
Do you have a link to that?
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I fitted some Warm white 1156 LED bulbs to our rig a while back. The 3w LED bulbs aren't as bright OR as "warm" as the 21w incandescent bulbs BUT for the tradeoff in terms of power saving, I think they're fine...

A few pics...

LED bulb on left, regular incandescent bulb on right.


LED bulb on left, Incandescent bulb on right (same colour & type of diffuser cover on both light fittings)


(Two regular incandescent bulbs)


(Two LED bulbs)
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