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Old 04-02-2016, 05:16 PM   #1
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LED lights

Has anyone here switched their interior lighting to LEDs ??
Was it worth it ??

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Old 04-02-2016, 05:20 PM   #2
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Personally, I have not, but my father has done it to his 08 Tango TT. He loves it and he has seen a difference in power consumption.

As we went to purchase our TT, he told me several times to change out to the LED lighting as soon as we can. He was a bit envious that our TT already had them.

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Old 04-02-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
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We did last season. As far as lighting I like the brightness much better. Don't know about power consumption we always are hooked to 120 AC
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:15 AM   #4
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IF you boondock a lot they are worthwhile but if you go from hook up to hookup then save your money for camping fees..
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:47 AM   #5
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Haven't done it yet. I was thinking about maybe having a go at it this spring, simply for the benefit of saving power when boondocking.

I found a cool article on how to do this for cheap, worth a read: IKEA LED Hack for Affordable 12v RV Lighting | Livin' Lightly
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:59 AM   #6
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I have changed out most of mine. Still in the process, and have a few more to go. We're almost always hooked up to power, so I'm doing it to keep down heat generation. Those standard bulbs put off A LOT of heat. Here in S. TX. I'm looking for any and every advantage I can get against the heat.

The added bonus is the lower power consumption for those times when we need to be conservative with our power.

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Old 04-04-2016, 12:03 PM   #7
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I switched my old TT over (it was a '77) and was very happy with the reduced power usage and reduced heat, especially since I only had 1 battery and no built in converter. I went with cool white though and didn't like the color.

With this one I bought LED bulbs the first week I had it and bought these in warm white instead. Took around 25 bulbs to do the whole thing and I'm happy with it so far (the old TT only needed 6 bulbs). I did get cool white for the reading lamps next to the couch for better light while reading.

We leave the light above the sink on all night for the little ones as a night light, and I'm a little less nervous about the heat build up with the LED bulbs, so it's a benefit even on shore power.

The one downside is that with the bulbs I bought they aren't quite as bright as the incandescent, but I think it's worth it for the reduced power usage and heat. If you are willing to pay a bit more you can get ones that are just as bright or even brighter. I'm probably going to order brighter ones in cool white for some areas such as the bathroom, vanity, and kitchen sink, and porch light, areas where you want nice bright task lighting. For everywhere else I like the softer warm white ones.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:12 PM   #8
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I switched mine out too. Don't the stock 911 bulbs run like 1 amp per bulb or something crazy like that?
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:19 PM   #9
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Did mine. As noted, much less power consumption, more light. And if you shop around, the conversion cost can be pretty low, too.
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:17 PM   #10
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I switched mine out using bulbs from M4 lighting. They aren't the cheapest but the quality of their bulbs are exceptional. The differences are unprecedented with lighting quality verses the incandescent, also the temperature is much more comfortable in those hot summer nights. Our 334 has one AC unit but for a 37 footer it should have two units, message is every one of those lights were adding temp to the trailer. Being fireman, was concerned hot hot those original bulbs got. Cost was not cheap, spend couple hundred but easily worth it. Good luck

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