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Old 06-14-2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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LED light conversion

Hello,
I would like to convert the light in our 2007 Feather sport 197 to LED. I was wondering if anyone has done that, what you switched to and any thing we need to know?

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Old 06-14-2016, 03:04 PM   #2
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I would start with taking the existing bulb out and get the number off from it and then I would Google "LED REPLACEMENT FOR bulb number" It's going to be 12 volt.
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So you don't have to replace the whole fixture? Seems too easy ;-)
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So you don't have to replace the whole fixture? Seems too easy ;-)
It all depends if someone makes an equivalent LED bulb with the same base. You could get lucky.

I have some deck stair lights that are 12 volt and they came with halogen bulbs that burned out every 3 months. I searched the web for an LED replacement and Amazon came through. Bought them 2 years ago, installed and they are still working.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:54 PM   #5
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LED light conversion

What style bulb base? Wedge? Or two pins?
Very good options for both in the linked post...

LED's ?

If you have the pin bulbs... use these.

LE 3W G4 LED Bulbs, 40W Halogen Bulbs Equivalent, 12 V AC/DC, 280lm, 120į Beam Angle, Warm White, 3000K, G4 Bulb, Bi-Pin Light Bulbs, LED Light Bulbs, Pack of 6 Units https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTTJCZS..._WU5vxbQXXV7ND



I just replaced all mine with these. They are low Kelven rated so they are a warm like just like the old incandescent bulbs.



If you have the wedge bulbs... use these:

Brightech - Package of 10 LED Replacements for Malibu Landscape Lights - T10 Wedge Base - 12V DC - Warm White Color - Bring Your Landscape Lighting to the 21st Century https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009DRF3VW..._EW5vxb0FKD64E



Again, low Kelven... so warm light. They are perfect replacements for the wedge base bulbs... and for the price... they can't be beat. I replaced all my wedge bulbs with these as well.

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Old 06-14-2016, 04:39 PM   #6
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We have converted our entire TT. Wedge base bulb, no change in any fixtures required. Well, actually I realized I missed the bulb in the fridge (got the hood fan tho), but otherwise completely redone.


Just be aware that LED bulbs are polarity sensitive. If they don't work when first inserted, pull the bulb out, rotate the base 180 degrees and reinstert. We had no failures.


Used the following two bulbs:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Total for all 20 bulbs under $50, there are 2 spares left. I find that these 13 element bulbs have about the same lumen output as the old incandescent bulbs, there are bulbs with more or less LED elements available. We used warm white in halls and over dinette and sofa as well as two of the bunk fans. We used cool for kitchen, bath, outdoor, and other two bunk fans. No problem with fit in any of the existing fixtures, and very cool to the touch.
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Be forewarned, the light from LED's is a much brighter, harsher light.

I upgraded my 1983 vintage TT a year before I sold it and the 2015 had LED's from the factory.

SWMBO and I find doing anything but reading uncomfortable under the LED's. We are switching over to candles in the dining area!
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We changed out our whole htt with 48 smd led board lights. Easy change. The only issue the adhesive used will need to be replaced with something else.

I found them on ebay, China location for about $2 each. I bought a few extra. Also watch the color.

10x Warm White T10 BA15S 1156 LED 48SMD Panel Interior Dome Map RV Trailer Light | eBay
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thanks

Thanks everyone. I do have the 912 wedge lights, so will check out the links. Really appreciate all you sharing.

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Be forewarned, the light from LED's is a much brighter, harsher light.

I upgraded my 1983 vintage TT a year before I sold it and the 2015 had LED's from the factory.

SWMBO and I find doing anything but reading uncomfortable under the LED's. We are switching over to candles in the dining area!


Only if you get a high Kelvin rating. If the LED's Kelvin rating is 3000 - 4500 the light will be nearly indistinguishable from the standard incandescent light.

The high Kelvin rating LED's give off a very cold blue-ish light.


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