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Old 11-28-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Sleeping beauty has new LED's!! Take a look!

I have been working like a mad hatter on her lately. Just installed new LED tail and marker lights. Pretty simple process. Might add an additional side marker midway on both sides. I did restore the original brake/tail light but just had to place a LED bulb inside the housing.

Also replaced oxidized channel. Air rivet gun made it a snap!! Next up, insulate and more wiring.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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We were in Tulsa this past week. Keep up the good work and keep posting your photos.

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You're doing a fantastic job. I enjoy seeing your progress.

An LED will do nicely for a porch light, too. Although definitely a LONG way from vintage, we replaced our porch bulb with an LED & it's much brighter & safer entering/exiting.

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You posting progressive photos is not only enjoyable but it gives those of us that have project we've been putting off some incentive to start or get back on them.

Will be interested to see more........


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I see what looks like a few dinged areas in the outer skin - if so, will you have those taken care of before reinstalling inside panels?
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Which LEDs did ya use in the tails? I tried to find some for 1156/1157, but they all stated as being 1/2 the lumens of the bulb they're to replace...?
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I see what looks like a few dinged areas in the outer skin - if so, will you have those taken care of before reinstalling inside panels?
Ironically, I took her down to the local auto collision shop today to get an estimate. Worker there was friendly. He wants me to help him on it, which is fine for a reduction in the fee.
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Which LEDs did ya use in the tails? I tried to find some for 1156/1157, but they all stated as being 1/2 the lumens of the bulb they're to replace...?
I purchased those at NAPA. 4 inch trucklite I think. These are really bright! Strange that the marker lights have different #'s of leds. The amber carry 3 and the red carry just one. I also should have gone with the original teardrop style, but NAPA did not carry those. Yes, I could have ordered online, however, I wanted them "then and now."
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I purchased those at NAPA. 4 inch trucklite I think. These are really bright! Strange that the marker lights have different #'s of leds. The amber carry 3 and the red carry just one. I also should have gone with the original teardrop style, but NAPA did not carry those. Yes, I could have ordered online, however, I wanted them "then and now."
Do you have pictures of the old light lenses? I've had some good luck with Barker products having alot of reproductions of just about every kind of lens.
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LEDs are the way to go now. Expensive to buy, but you will probably never have to replace them. I have added LEDs to the interior of our MH and it really added to how long we can boondock without running the generator.
Cabela's has some white LED strip lights in the marine section that are waterproof that do work well for exterior lighting, compartments, also inside.
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LEDs are the way to go now. Expensive to buy, but you will probably never have to replace them. I have added LEDs to the interior of our MH and it really added to how long we can boondock without running the generator.
Cabela's has some white LED strip lights in the marine section that are waterproof that do work well for exterior lighting, compartments, also inside.
LED Lights are good, but the quality is all over the board. Some of the lights are major electromagentic noise generators, some can't handle the voltage fluctuations that are normal to our RV's when battery charging is occurring.
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