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Old 09-19-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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My 23RLSW has LED overhead fixtures. I hate them. My wife put yellow cup cake wrappers on them to make them more eye friendly. Anybody find a lens cover or other item to soften the stark blue/white death ray these things put out? I replaced the LED above the dinette with an incandescent, 2 lamp, hi/lo intensity fixture. I like the current savings of the LED's but not the type of illumination.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:46 PM   #2
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Your problem likely lies in that you purchased either "cool white" or "bright white" LED bulbs, which put out a color temperature of somewhere in the 5000-6000Kelvin range.
What you want is to find "Warm white" which is generally between 4300k and 5000k, 4300k being the same color temp of afternoon sunlight.

I make 90% of my LED bulb purchases through Ebay, and usually go for panel SMD style.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:47 PM   #3
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Figure out what bulb type it is and then look on ebay or any other place that sells leds and get some that have a warm white color instead of the cool white. I think anything less than 2700Kelvin has a yellowish tinge to it. And 2700K is comparable to a standard incandescent bulb.

I went through a few different LED bulbs before finding some that weren't too white.

The panel type mentioned above are what I use as well. They put out sufficient light for overhead lights and then I use smaller bulbs for reading lights where you don't need as much brightness.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:55 PM   #4
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Standard incandescent are 2700K. Look for LED at 2700K or 3000K if you want the same soft yellowish light.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:55 PM   #5
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My 23RLSW has LED overhead fixtures. I hate them. My wife put yellow cup cake wrappers on them to make them more eye friendly. Anybody find a lens cover or other item to soften the stark blue/white death ray these things put out? I replaced the LED above the dinette with an incandescent, 2 lamp, hi/lo intensity fixture. I like the current savings of the LED's but not the type of illumination.
We hate the LED ceiling fixtures too. So, instead of cupcake wrappers, we went with candles and oil lamps for dinner illumination.

The bedroom LED's can't be beat as reading lamps!
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I used some of this "Lee Filters 1/4 CTO 24x21" Gel Filter Sheet" and cut out to fit. I use a single layer in all my lights and 2 in the ones over the bed, sofa and recliners. It made a world of difference. Took away that "Sterile White" and warmed it up.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:36 PM   #7
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I didn't 'buy' these lights separate, they came with the trailer, so finding a similar fixture with the proper temp of light will be a problem. These fixtures are a unit with the LED's, switch, and regulator circuit all on one board. right now the cup cake paper is doing OK, but will look for the gel sheet material and give it a try.
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Oh, i didn't realize they were an OEM LED. Filter gel for sure is your answer then.
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Is the cupcake paper safe? Obviously I don't know much about LED lighting other than I too hate it.
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:43 AM   #10
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We hated them too. Felt like being at a car dealer parking lot. Put a dimmer switch on them. Turn head to view pic
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