Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
cimplexsound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 744
Converting over to LED

I ordered an LED light kit on ebay about a week again. and today they finally arrived in the mail. An ebay top rated seller. A reputable seller. 10 LED's for about $20. About $3 a bulb. Seen some reviews with very happy customers about these. Going out to the motorhome and change all the interior lights over today. I will report back my results and pictures of the working LEDs installed.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1415214405206.jpg
Views:	258
Size:	87.1 KB
ID:	78300  
__________________

__________________
cimplexsound is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-05-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Firebug5's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Salida, Colorado
Posts: 656
Quote:
Originally Posted by cimplexsound View Post
I ordered an LED light kit on ebay about a week again. and today they finally arrived in the mail. An ebay top rated seller. A reputable seller. 10 LED's for about $20. About $3 a bulb. Seen some reviews with very happy customers about these. Going out to the motorhome and change all the interior lights over today. I will report back my results and pictures of the working LEDs installed.
Looking forward to hearing about your results, this is on my to-do list. Would you be able to list the website you purchased from? PM me if you prefer.

Thanks!

Bruce
__________________

__________________
Bruce & Judy, living the dream in Salida, CO!
2005 Nat'l Dolphin W22 Chassis, 2004 Jeep Liberty
"Let's Roll 'em, Let's Roll 'em!"
Firebug5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 363
One thing I ran afoul of, if you put a bulb in and it doesn't work and you try another and that doesn't work, it's probably because the light fitting has it's wires crossed, normal bulbs don't care, LED's do!!! (on mine it was pretty simple to swap the wires on the fitting over)
__________________
ElvistheKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 05:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Johndale's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ft Worth texas
Posts: 963
I have changed all lights to LEDs on my 2003 sightseer and love them.Just look at the color if you want white it is 6000 range yellow is 4000 range. Headlights tail lights side markers all are LEDs. The head light get the ones with the fan on the back and you will be happy.
__________________
2003 Sightseer 33L
Ford F53
Johndale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Johndale's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ft Worth texas
Posts: 963
Head lights not bright
scroll down to the video I posted
__________________
2003 Sightseer 33L
Ford F53
Johndale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 05:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
cimplexsound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 744
And the results??? Success!!! I installed the LEDs in all the interior light fixtures and they give amazingly bright light. Brought my ups to plug the rv into. The battery in it only lasts about 10 minutes in the old incandescent lighting. But on the LEDs I was able to run all the lights in the rv for over an hour before the ups battery died. And unlike the old bulbs, these don't get hot. You probably could run these on your house battery for a week before it would need charging. So the only lights I have left to replace are the two reading lights over the sofa and the exterior lights like the turn signals, porch light and such, and my LED conversations will be complete. Check ebay. There are some pretty good sellers and LEDs don't cost as much as you might think. I am eventually going to do my car too.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1415230693644.jpg
Views:	262
Size:	47.6 KB
ID:	78312  
__________________
cimplexsound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 06:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
cimplexsound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 744
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firebug5 View Post
Looking forward to hearing about your results, this is on my to-do list. Would you be able to list the website you purchased from? PM me if you prefer.

Thanks!

Bruce
Search for seller "autosaver 88" on ebay. They have a 99.7% rating and seem to be a very good seller. They sell a package of 10 for$16.99. Very easy to install. Probably buy more of these in the soon future. They are slightly dimmer than the incandescent bulbs. However they give off plenty enough light I am happy with this setup now.
__________________
cimplexsound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 06:11 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Firebug5's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Salida, Colorado
Posts: 656
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cimplexsound View Post
Search for seller "autosaver 88" on ebay. They have a 99.7% rating and seem to be a very good seller. They sell a package of 10 for$16.99. Very easy to install. Probably buy more of these in the soon future. They are slightly dimmer than the incandescent bulbs. However they give off plenty enough light I am happy with this setup now.
Thanks for all of the info, I really appreciate it!

Bruce
__________________
Bruce & Judy, living the dream in Salida, CO!
2005 Nat'l Dolphin W22 Chassis, 2004 Jeep Liberty
"Let's Roll 'em, Let's Roll 'em!"
Firebug5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 06:12 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
cimplexsound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 744
The new LEDs in my stove hood.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1415232720147.jpg
Views:	248
Size:	48.8 KB
ID:	78313  
__________________
cimplexsound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 06:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
mike brez's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Milford,CT.
Posts: 1,357
I started with the outside

__________________
1998 36ft Country Coach Magna #5499
Gillig chassis with a Detroit series 40
2002 F250 CC 7.3 PSD
mike brez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2014, 08:13 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
kustom's Avatar
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: costa rica / river ranch fl.
Posts: 810
thanks
__________________
kustom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 02:45 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
cimplexsound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 744
I finally got my mobile Internet going again. So here is the reading light over the bed in the overcab loft. The light fixture has a clear transparent cover. So the white tones from the LED really stand out. I'd also recommend lubing the base of the LED bulb very sparingly with light bulb grease and then putting the bulbs in. Commonly used in auto industry for headlamps, turn signals, brake lights and such to reduce lamp temperature, increase conductivity and prevent the bulbs or fixtures from shorting out due to road vibration while driving.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1415306164833.jpg
Views:	257
Size:	52.2 KB
ID:	78342  
__________________
cimplexsound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2014, 10:30 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
madcow52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 10
Changed all mine over almost one year ago. Used the flat light diode panels from eBay. Cane with a adaptor for my push and turn sockets. I got the white lights and I love them! Can leave a couple on by mistake and come back to the unit parked in storage couple of days later and still no noticeable drop in battery. Also nice because I always forget the "porch" light. Added bonus NO heat. Very nice! One of the best things I have done. Also if you go with the flat lights, the attach in the housing with 3M tape. I also put a touch of silicone on both sides just to make sure they don't vibrate loose while traveling.
__________________
madcow52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
cimplexsound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 744
Quote:
Originally Posted by madcow52 View Post
Changed all mine over almost one year ago. Used the flat light diode panels from eBay. Cane with a adaptor for my push and turn sockets. I got the white lights and I love them! Can leave a couple on by mistake and come back to the unit parked in storage couple of days later and still no noticeable drop in battery. Also nice because I always forget the "porch" light. Added bonus NO heat. Very nice! One of the best things I have done. Also if you go with the flat lights, the attach in the housing with 3M tape. I also put a touch of silicone on both sides just to make sure they don't vibrate loose while traveling.
Awesome!! Sounds like your right on top of the LED scheme of things. I lather the base of the bulbs where they go into the light socket. The grease is electric conductive so it is made for this purpose. LEDs are suppose to last for 100 years. So it's worth the investment to lube before installing. Will prevent problems before they occur.
__________________

__________________
cimplexsound is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LED Bulbs in stop/turn signals smlranger Country Coach Owners Forum 3 09-24-2014 02:42 PM
LED tail lights firebird2 Monaco Owner's Forum 27 08-31-2014 04:27 PM
LED replacement bulb problems NLOVNIT RV Systems & Appliances 20 06-27-2014 08:14 PM
What makes an LED "dimmable"? Vanwill Monaco Owner's Forum 19 04-28-2014 11:04 AM
LED bulb replacement issue..? (921 bulbs) Superslif RV Systems & Appliances 8 06-06-2013 09:10 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.