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Old 01-31-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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LED change out going really well

Got three of the 1156 incandescent fixtures changed over to LED, and wow what a difference.
Pictures are with only the 3 fixtures on.
The front map light cracks me up, and it lights the area up like daylight.

I ordered 10 more LEDs, and a couple of LED water proof light bars, that i may use outside

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I ordered my LEDs direct from China using ebay. Paid w/ paypal. Lets face it most are made there anyway. Got them for 10-30% of what I would pay here. Just be sure you are getting what you want with the correct base and lumens. There are no returns.
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Our RV has all LEDs and it's pretty bright. Now I'm looking in to a few dimmers.
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They are awesome are they not?

I was just in Costco....they have 48" LED shop lights for $30. I put the High output fluorescents in my shop in 2007 and half have now failed(ballast). I am seriously considering buying 12 of the Costco fixtures and replacing all of my shop lights.
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They are awesome are they not?

I was just in Costco....they have 48" LED shop lights for $30. I put the High output fluorescents in my shop in 2007 and half have now failed(ballast). I am seriously considering buying 12 of the Costco fixtures and replacing all of my shop lights.
I would consider it too. Fluorescents pretty much stink anymore with the expensive over priced ballasts, and bulbs, or the newer cheap junk starters used in them. Previous generations of flourescent parts were much better quality.
I use to buy them wholesale for a building I maintained, and the ballasts were 9 bucks, and the bulbs were 1.00, retail prices for them though are ridicules.
better off to replace with anything else.
I changed out my fluorescent tubes for compact fluorescents.
much cheaper to operate .
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I ordered my LEDs direct from China using ebay. Paid w/ paypal. Lets face it most are made there anyway. Got them for 10-30% of what I would pay here. Just be sure you are getting what you want with the correct base and lumens. There are no returns.
If I wished to buy LEDs also from your super discounted China seller, how would I do so? Thanks.
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Looks very nice.

I did mine also. They use 1/5 the energy as a bulb, and its difficult to tell the difference.

I also got my LEDs on e-bay - direct from China.

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Pls. excuse my ignorance but please tell how you know which LEDs to buy.
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These are the ones I bought:

Goto e-bay and search for these.

10pcs 12V Dome Bulb 36-1210SMD

9 12 15 20 24 36 48 SMD Light Panel Interior Bulb T10 BA9S Adapter Dome Lamp 12V | eBay

Color is important warm white is about the same color as an incandescent light bulb (about 3500k)

4000- 4500k is white, about the same as a lot of "cool white" florescent bulbs

Word of caution - I've had some problems with the LEDs that have the white connectors. The last batch I bought had black connectors and not one foilure.
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Amazon, and EBAy are the way to go with LED...
Make sure you have the right adapters included for the plugs, unless you are like me, and do not mind soldering them in, instead of using an adapter
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I outlined my upgrade as well as some very nifty components I sourced off eBay HERE
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If anyone is interested. I purchased some at the link at the bottom. Took four weeks to show up. I purchased more than I needed cause they were cheap and i kinda knew some might not work or last. Net cost was less than a buck a bulb. I installed ten so far and only one had a problem at install. Not bad considering the cost. Look close, that cost is for a lot of 20 bulbs, yes 20.

At 3 watts they are way brighter than halogen that were in those overhead fixtures and use way less power and create almost no heat.



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We changed over to all LED except for basement lights. We can always use them to keep the plumbing from freezing; if we are ever somewhere it gets that cold and we were planning to use line power; neither if which are in our plans
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I would consider it too. Fluorescents pretty much stink anymore with the expensive over priced ballasts, and bulbs, or the newer cheap junk starters used in them. .
I replaced my fluorescent lights with these LED flat panel fixtures. They are really nice....

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