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Old 10-08-2017, 04:35 PM   #1
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Aftermarket LED bulbs?

Does anyone have a recommendation for changing out all the standard bulbs in our new trailer?

Last trailer I switched them out with the cheapest amazon stuff I could find but they werenít very bright and they were kinda blue tinted.

Has anyone found something they weee happy with and not spent a boat load of money to do it?

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I've had good luck buying on eBay. The cheaper sellers ship from China but delivery has been about a week. I've done this on both trailers we've owned. I shop for lumens (brightness) and color temperature (Kelvin). I don't buy if the product is described as "bright", "warm white", etc.
Do a Google search with the bulb number to learn what the original bulb's brightness is (Lumen) and pick the color you want. I look for about 5000K, that looks pretty close to the incandescent color to me. When I buy I get extras since they're relatively cheap and I expect some failures. I've had 2 fail out of maybe 35 or so, not too bad.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:42 AM   #3
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You went with the cheapest. Try buying quality from Amazon look for words like daylight or warm white. My minimum is 20 led's per bulb.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:22 AM   #4
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In my last TT (built 1983, owned it 2009-2015), I replaced the fixtures since the internal switches were worn out and the lenses were badly yellowed (some had melted).

The new fixtures had the LED's as panels, rather than a bulb-shape that throws light in all directions.

Never got used to the harshness of LED lighting in an RV.

We use candles whenever possible in the new (all OEM LED interior lighting) TT.
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I bought these. They are a little more pricey but are bright and give off a nice light. Amazon


GRV T10 921 194 24-5050 SMD LED Bulb lamp Super Bright Warm White AC/DC 12V -28V Pack of 2
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:21 PM   #6
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bought these for the popup and then again for my 23b. The 23 already had led's but they were pretty dim and I like bright.
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M4 they have really good leds with good specs. Not cheap but work great. Wide voltage ranges and good lumens output for light.
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These are very high quality and have different color ranges and wattages depending on your preference. When we had our TT I replaced all the incandescent lamps with M4 LED's.
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These are the ones I use:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EL13ISA...d=CYSEEYYUC9R4

They are every bit as bright as the standard incandescent (maybe more so, but not by much; certainly not "harsh"), and the color is just about an exact match. DW cannot tell which ones I've done and which ones I haven't.

Not the cheapest in the world, but I've never had a failure, the color is right, and the brightness is right. I have been buying them a few at a time for a couple years now. I think I have two fixtures left to do? And those are on fixtures that don't get a lot of use anyway. I prioritized my replacements on the most heavily used fixtures.
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