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Old 01-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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Converting to LEDs

Looking to cut the power consumption. After rummaging about the Internet trying to figure out what and where to buy I think I might know what I need but why now ask here. What type of bulbs did you stall and what size? Did you see the your house battery last longer with the use of the LEDs? Some people say buy the cheap china ones, others say that they don't last buy the better ones.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #2
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I have bought both and some dont last from either set... you pay your money you take your chances..

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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I have the cheap China LEDs. I have not had any issues with them. I ordered about 50% of what I would need to the whole TT the first round. WE liked them and order enough to do the rest of the TT plus a few extra just in case we had any issues down the road.
I bought mine from ebay seller “ouyou2010”. He has a lot of lights and you need to scroll through them. I have found the exact same light listed multiple times for different prices. I think I paid about $2.50 each light. They are the ones most people seem to like (48 led board).

As for run time I have not put them to a good test yet. This spring we will be at a state CG with no power and on the North Shore (cold and windy). I fully do not expect any issues for a long weekend, unless we use a lot of heat.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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I switched to LEDs about 6 years ago. They make a big difference in the power consumption when dry camping.
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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I switched over a few years ago. It made a huge difference. I found some excellent LEDs at superbrightleds.com they have excellent service too.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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I did our entire 5er with the Chinese bulbs and have not had a failure yet. The power usage is only 222mA vs 1.5 amp on the incandescents they replace.

I ordered the warm white and the color of light is just like the bulbs they replaced. You can order the cool white but they put out a very white light.

The link below is what we have in our trailer.


hope this helps



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