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Old 07-24-2013, 07:43 AM   #11
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Didn't like my LEDs at all, didn't like the output and most of them fell out of the sockets while towing. They just won't stay in.

Put the originals back in, and I'll keep a few for boondocking in the fall, but seriously, if it's dark outside, we're probably asleep.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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Do you guys like the color of the LEDs vs. the incandescent??

Reason I ask is because I bought a couple of the panels from e-bay as well just to see for myself. I must say I wasn't wild about how they looked, almost fakey like. Also, did you replace both bulbs in the fixture, or just 1 bulb?
Check the link I included in the OP. The ones I bought are "warm white". Warm being a relative term, warmer than the "cool white". They are not as "warm" as the incandescent bulbs, but they aren't harsh either. We're replacing both bulbs in every fixture.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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I've been using the same eBay boards for about a month now. I've already had 2 fail. But, when they work, they work well. We boondock about 80% of the time, so the led's do make a difference in battery life. I will probably just order more and will hope for the best. 2 fails out of 15 isn't that bad I guess. Can't get them to stay sticked though. Tried the stock tape, then a foam tape, a folded over industrial foil tape, liquid nails... Nothing will stick for more than a few days!!
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Check the link I included in the OP. The ones I bought are "warm white". Warm being a relative term, warmer than the "cool white". They are not as "warm" as the incandescent bulbs, but they aren't harsh either. We're replacing both bulbs in every fixture.
You're right Doc about the term "Warm White" being relative...

The ones I bought were also the warm white and the reason I posted the question.

Maybe I'll give them another shot. Energy consumption isn't a real concern since I use the CG power.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #15
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I almost always boondock. No inverter, but run everything else as desired and thanks to LED's and the battery upgrade 4 nights is not a problem - water and power to spare. Granted we a pretty darn frugal with the water with only 55 gallons in the tank.

The issue people ID'd above are why I just bought a few and figured out what I liked. All mine are the same except the bedroom reading lights - those are "warmer" and not as bright.

Anyway, good luck - we love our cheap eBay LED's.

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #16
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Energy consumption isn't a real concern since I use the CG power.
For us too. We stopped boon docking when we sold our pop-up. It was the heat the incandescent bulbs generated that we didn't like. If we sat on the couch you could feel the heat coming off the light above you. Yuck!
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