Originally Posted by mecdatlanta
....One of my projects is to replace all or most of the lighting with LED bulbs. ....
Thanks in advance!
This is another fine example of energy OCD brought on by idiot politicians in DC and California.
All my lights have a magic device called an ‘ON/OFF’ switch . In the off position, lights use no energy.
By replacing six lights with LEDs, our light load when boondocking is at most 5 watts 95% of the time.
Other loads that we have reduced is by carefully selecting replacement TVs. The almost too big for a MH TV in the main cabin draws 60 watts. The bedroom TV and laptops draw about 30 watts each.
The point here is that lighting in a RV is a classic case of diminishing returns.
When it is hot and humid, I have measure the kwh used on a 100 degree day to be comfortable. The cost is less than one bottle of beer a day.
Replace few LED and call it a win.