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Old 02-21-2021, 01:17 AM   #1
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Question QUALITY LED bulb source to retrofit size 1165 bulbs

First I will say save your money and don't buy 10 of them on Ebay for 15 bucks.

They got so hot I can't imagine any watt savings VS the olde school element bulbs I replaced with them. And once they are hot, only 5-10 min. in, the glue that attached the led elements to the base was so liquified that when I touched one (expecting it to be LED cold, Ouch!) the LEDs came off along with the hot glue on my finger. I can see them dripping off the base and ruining the snap on light diffuser/covers.

So my question becomes, is there a commonly known source for good ones?
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I've not heard of a 1165 bulb. A 1156 bulb is common, though.

These three suppliers are known to sell better-quality LED products, and also have decent return policies:

Marinebeam
M4
SuperbrightLEDs

I have read that a product with a built-in "constant-current driver" circuit should last longer. Apparently, the less-expensive products does not take the voltage swings in an RV environment well. See this link for details.
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:13 AM   #3
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I prefer M4 Products and SuperBrightLED's. They are known for quality products!

I would suggest that you create a signature showing the make and model of your RV. This will make it easier for folks to help with any questions you may have. Below is a link showing how to do that! Look at post #30.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f62/foru...ml#post3101035

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For interior lights I've had these since 2017 with no problem.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Prefer warm white color over the bright white for general lighting. A bit $$ at $3 a light but they should last the life of the coach.
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This company has very high quality as well. They were at the 2020 Tampa RV show, and I bought quite a few and they are still working great. They also had some unique “dimming” led varieties which I love. They work on regular switched circuits! You just flip them off/on and they go from bright, to medium, to low with each off/on cycle.....they light up different numbers of individual LED elements to achieve the different brightness levels.

https://www.cabinbright.com/

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The "dimming" led's look pretty trick! I may look into that. With 3 kids, we usually keep a light on in the living area to aid in night time bathroom trips...having something that was not so bright would be awesome!
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This company has very high quality as well. They were at the 2020 Tampa RV show, and I bought quite a few and they are still working great. They also had some unique “dimming” led varieties which I love. They work on regular switched circuits! You just flip them off/on and they go from bright, to medium, to low with each off/on cycle.....they light up different numbers of individual LED elements to achieve the different brightness levels.

https://www.cabinbright.com/

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