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Old 10-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Possible change over to LED lights

I have a 2006 Monaco Monarch 30 PPD and I am thinking of changing overhead interior lighting from the standard bulbs to newer LED types. My question is which are the best LED's for this application and the best place to purchase the new LED's? Thanks for any and all advise. John

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Old 10-26-2011, 02:26 AM   #2
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I have a 2006 Monaco Monarch 30 PPD and I am thinking of changing overhead interior lighting from the standard bulbs to newer LED types. My question is which are the best LED's for this application and the best place to purchase the new LED's? Thanks for any and all advise. John
you don't say what type of lighting you have presently.
my moho has fluorescents fixtures in the ceiling and over the kitchen sink.
i installed a led kit in the fixture over the sink about a year ago and am happy with the way it works. it is from jirah pn jc-18-fl-t, $45.
the new pn is jc-42...

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Old 10-26-2011, 02:37 AM   #3
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http://www.superbrightleds.com/ best quality and support...
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:47 AM   #4
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We converted all of ours to LED. They produce almost no heat, which is what we like and use less elect. They put off a little different kind of light, but it was easy to get used to. We got all of ours off E-Bay and they came out of China. Get the ones that say Xenon, as they are a little whiter and brighter. I compared the ones we got against the ones you find at Camping World and defy you to tell the difference other than the package they come in and a huge price difference.
And YES we know we should buy American, but when the price difference is over $20.00 per bulb, what would you do?
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:42 AM   #5
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Smile LED Light upgrade

We purchased ours from Super Bright LED. ( see previous post) and were more than happy with the service. They had the best price and the delivery time was fantastic. Call them and they will recommend the best light for certain areas of your RV. This was one of the best upgrades we have carried out on the RV.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:53 PM   #6
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Thanks for replies. DanL the lights in question (ceiling lights only) are the standard dual lights with the 1141 bulbs. These are the only ones I am thinking of doing at this time. If I like the LED type then I might do the rest. Was mostly trying to get a little brighter light in the ceiling. Thanks John 2006 Monarch SE 30PPD
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:10 PM   #7
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I purchased these 8 White T10 BA9S 48 LED SMD Dome Panel Lamp Light Bulb | eBay . They are out of Hong Kong. It took about 2 weeks for the product to arrive and I am very happy with them. These are bright white, not the normal yellow color that the 1141 bulb gives off so if you like the yellow color you need to search their store for a different color output. I do not believe these come with the proper base for the 1141 socket but it would be easy enough to use your current bulbs base to solder the wires from the new LED. They may also have LED units with the proper base, just search their store.

I agree about buying American.... but I believe that 99% of the LED replacements that are sold in the USA are actually made in Hong Kong, China or other areas outside the USA.
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i replaced every flourecent light with one starlight in each fixture. same amount of light,no inverter problems(each tube fixture converts 12volt to 110 to light the tubes). all the bays have the 48 led squares previously described. the puck lights that come with the finger burning halogen bulbs are now leds. the only light that was a challenge was the 30 inch fixture over the sink JIRAH to the rescue 1- 18" & 1 -12" together.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:57 PM   #9
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I got all my Leds from rvledbulbs.com. They are offering a 15% discount promotion - enter code AC15 at check-out.

The carry the top-end Revoluton bulbs, one of the best on the market. I even repalced my fluorescents with Leds!
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:20 PM   #10
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We haven't replaced the flourescents (they use little enough energy that we couldn't make it pencil out) but all the wedge base halogens we replaced with warm whites, both from superbrightled and rvledbulbs.

The replacement LED bulbs we got for our 2 remaining 1141 fixtures (off ebay) were total disasters- just junk.

But for the wedge bases, we're happy with the color, delighted with the power consumption and thrilled with the lack of heat.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information, all of you. I will more than likely try some, at least maybe in bedroom. If the amount and quality of light are what I am looking form then I will invest in the others. Since each fixture contains two bulbs, the cost to replace them all is a consideration, especially if after purchase I do not like them. I like the low or very little heat output and amp draw of the LED's. So, now to order enough for bedroom and see how that works for me. Again thanks to all. I will buy American if at all possible even if cost is a little more than the ones from China.
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My wife absolutely hates the light given off by the LED bulbs, even the so called "warm white" ones. I replaced one of four in a light over the dinning table and my wife noticed it immediately! Now trying to find a way to use the $25 bulb outside.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #13
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Just changed out all 23 G4 Halogen 10watt bulbs. I went on Ebay and found the replacements with no polarity, Buy Now, free shipping for $2.08 each! I'll be ordering the other bulbs soon the same way. I intend to change out all the inside and outside bulbs eventually. Also the dash lights, makes a difference.
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I have a couple of Revolution 200 lumen (1156 replacement) that we like very well, and got a couple of 1383 replacements (A1141 3w single LED White) that work well. Both were from Kinzer Enterprises in Pensacola FL. I got a G4 LED last week at Lowes for 1/2 the price I had paid a year ago from an RV light guy. And Lowes had several other type 12v LED bulbs.

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