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Old 05-05-2011, 08:41 AM   #31
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Do the LED lights produce less heat; I noticed in our trailer within a few minutes of turning on the incadesent lights the lens are pretty hot.
Way less heat... as they use less electricity.. after being on for an hour you can still touch them...
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:36 PM   #32
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I think the purpose of replacing the standard lights with LED's is to reduce the draw on your batteries. I will be replacing all my bulbs with LEDs on my new 2011 Jayco. Cost is not a factor really as long as I can extend battery life since we camp way out in the middle of no where when dirt biking so no electrical hook ups.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:32 AM   #33
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I think the purpose of replacing the standard lights with LED's is to reduce the draw on your batteries. I will be replacing all my bulbs with LEDs on my new 2011 Jayco. Cost is not a factor really as long as I can extend battery life since we camp way out in the middle of no where when dirt biking so no electrical hook ups.
The primary reason I'll be replacing the incandescents with LEDs on my TT when I get it is so I can install fans on the same circuits without blowing fuses. Most people switch them out for the same reason as you however, two happy side effects are dramatically reduced heat (less heat in the room and no more melted fixtures) and increased light output. Often the quality of the light is also improved, depending on the choice of LEDs.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #34
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I just ordered a 4 pack of these "4X SUPER WHITE T10 WEDGE LED LIGHT BULBS 1206 SMD 25LED" (ebay 330566778509) for $13/free shipping

Will see how they perform when they arrive.

The seller doesn't have the 5500K ones at the moment, these are 6000K. Hopefully not too blue
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:32 PM   #35
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I think you will find 6000K is pretty blue.
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Just got the bulbs I ordered. They are fairly blue. But current is awesome. My meter shows 0.19 amps with everything off. With one fixture (2 bulbs) running I was up to 2.88 amps. Popped in the LEDs and current is 0.41 amps total ( including the .19 I was drawing)

gotta go out in the dark tonight and see if they are too blue for me or not
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Just got the bulbs I ordered. They are fairly blue. But current is awesome. My meter shows 0.19 amps with everything off. With one fixture (2 bulbs) running I was up to 2.88 amps. Popped in the LEDs and current is 0.41 amps total ( including the .19 I was drawing)

gotta go out in the dark tonight and see if they are too blue for me or not
How would you compare the brightness to the original bulbs? For $13 I think I'll give a few of them a try :-)
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How would you compare the brightness to the original bulbs? For $13 I think I'll give a few of them a try :-)
They are probably 75% as bright is the 921 bulbs I pulled out. I just went out and looked at them again now thats it dark here and they are more blue than I would like. But not terrible. they could stand to be a bit brighter though. I replaced the 4 bulbs in the main living area ceiling fixtures.

The same seller also has the 42 led version which should be brighter. I am gonna order 4 of those and try them. I will probably move these from the main living area to the bedroom. I will probably get more of the 25 led ones for the rest of the trailer.

I am gonna leave the bulbs over the bathroom mirror alone though and replace all the rest.

I also noticed that the light fixtures (by command electronics) do not have reflectors at all. Just white plastic. I wonder if adding a reflector (or aluminum foil) would help the output a bit.
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I paid $25.00 ea from a dealer in Quartzite he warned me that they were brighter than the 921's I was replacing... HE WAS RIGHT...
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They are probably 75% as bright is the 921 bulbs I pulled out. I just went out and looked at them again now thats it dark here and they are more blue than I would like. But not terrible. they could stand to be a bit brighter though. I replaced the 4 bulbs in the main living area ceiling fixtures.

The same seller also has the 42 led version which should be brighter. I am gonna order 4 of those and try them. I will probably move these from the main living area to the bedroom. I will probably get more of the 25 led ones for the rest of the trailer.

I am gonna leave the bulbs over the bathroom mirror alone though and replace all the rest.

I also noticed that the light fixtures (by command electronics) do not have reflectors at all. Just white plastic. I wonder if adding a reflector (or aluminum foil) would help the output a bit.
I saw the 42 led bulbs after I ordered my first set to test with. I was also wondering about the reflectivity of the fixtures as well.
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