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Old 02-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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leds???

Hey all, im beginning my renovation in my 81 nuwa mh and id like to switch my light bulbs to led, my question is, which bulbs do I buy? I believe my mh uses 1141 bulbs? Remind me of a tail light bulb. Press and turn, can anyone confirm what I need to buy? Pleeeaaassseee??? thanks!!!!!
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And everything I see on ebay is lime $5 a bulb... I need like 15... $75 for light bulbs seems a little pricey...
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Humm, not for sure but, I think you mean a 1156 bulb. They were back up lights on cars for many years. I've replace mine for 9 bucks apiece but, that is still quite a lot. I did it a few at a time until I had them all replaced. I'll see if I can find you a link to some of the ones I used.
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Here is the ones I used. But, there not quite as bright of a light as the original bulbs you have now. The "White" version is brighter then the "Warm White"Version. I suggest you buy one of each at first and see which one you like better.

www.LEDwholesalers.com - Single Contact Bayonet Ba15s LED Bulb 1141 1156 S8 Waterproof 12 Volt Ac Dc with 3x .5 Watt LED

There are options here too:

http://www.sailorsams.com/12-volt-le...1141-1156-1680
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Here is the ones I used. But, there not quite as bright of a light as the original bulbs you have now. The "White" version is brighter then the "Warm White"Version. I suggest you buy one of each at first and see which one you like better.

www.LEDwholesalers.com - Single Contact Bayonet Ba15s LED Bulb 1141 1156 S8 Waterproof 12 Volt Ac Dc with 3x .5 Watt LED

There are options here too:

http://www.sailorsams.com/12-volt-le...1141-1156-1680
The ledwholesalers site wont work and the sailorsams want 29 each....

Gor the wholesalers site to work at 9.50 its cheaer to go ebay....
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How bout this???

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=17822057105
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A lot of people have had good luck on Ebay buying these bulbs that may indeed be the way to go. They didn't have any for me when I started buying. I still recommend that you buy a bulb or two at a time until you see which ones you like. Different ones put out different amounts and colors of light and everybody has a different preference on what they like.
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Lots about LED's has been discussed here many times over. Might I suggest a search about same might reveal your answer. Check out the Technology forum http://www.irv2.com/forums/f53 and the RV systems forum http://www.irv2.com/forums/f54
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Hey all, im beginning my renovation in my 81 nuwa mh and id like to switch my light bulbs to led, my question is, which bulbs do I buy? I believe my mh uses 1141 bulbs? Remind me of a tail light bulb. Press and turn, can anyone confirm what I need to buy? Pleeeaaassseee??? thanks!!!!!
I have replaced about 75% of my bulbs so far with led lighting. It is a bit pricey...I've got over a $100.00 in led bulbs so far and I have about $200.00 yet to go to replace the T8 florescent with led and my remaining lamps. I decided to spend the money for the dramatic energy savings since we dry camp most often, that is we camp at National and State CG with no hook ups primarily.

I used Amazon and www.Marinebeam.com. Both are pricey...but IMO worth the cost. The 1141 bayonet style bulb is common in the led...
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I replaced 1141 blubs with these off EBAY. They are bright white. Not warm white.
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So by replacing my bulbs it will help my battery when I dont have my rig plugged in?
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So by replacing my bulbs it will help my battery when I dont have my rig plugged in?
Typical LEDs use about 1/10 the current of an incandescent lamp, so it can make a big difference.
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Typical LEDs use about 1/10 the current of an incandescent lamp, so it can make a big difference.
Awesome! Ive never used my rv battery as it needs replaced. After I buy a new one how long can I run off od it before id need to start the rv and recharge?
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Florescent to LED etc.

I converted my three florescent fixtures to LED for about $15 each. If you don't know how to solder this is not the solution for you. If you search for 'Florescent to LED' you'll find about 30 pages of information. I added voltage regulators because the LEDS are designed for exactly 12v (or less) and the typical 13.4v found in our RVs made them run hot and would have killed them in a couple hundred hours.

I found bright white bulbs with 18 LEDs in each bulb on ebay for less than $2 each. THESE are designed for automotive applications and run on 13.4v.

I also put a 48 LED panel array in my refrigerator. It's bright.
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