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Old 04-11-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Replacing lightbulbs in 184BH

I have been looking at upgrading the interior lightbulbs with LEDs. I know the stock bulbs are numbered "921" and appear to have a wedge type of base. Has anyone replaced their stock interior bulbs with LEDs. I know they will cut down on power consumption which will be the ultimate goal. I plan to do most camping at State parks. They don't have hook-ups and have been restricting the use of generators lately. If anyone has upgraded to LEDs I'd appreciate info. on what ones were purchased, where and the overall reliability and light output.
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I've bought 13 or so of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-BA9S-92...ht_3549wt_1141

The color is pretty close to the bulb and plenty bright and none have failed in the year I've had them. MUCH cooler than the incadescent bulbs. Only problem was during the install I had a little problem getting one of them to make contact but a little fiddling and I got it sorted out. We don't boondock so I can't speak to the power consumption. I forgot to order one for the outside light but now I have plenty of spare bulbs.
Install is pretty much a snap. Select the proper pig-tail (they come with 3 choices), clean the mounting area with alcohol, stick it into the fixture and plug it in. Brainless and painless, perfect for me.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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I've bought 13 or so of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pcs-BA9S-92...ht_3549wt_1141

The color is pretty close to the bulb and plenty bright and none have failed in the year I've had them. MUCH cooler than the incadescent bulbs. Only problem was during the install I had a little problem getting one of them to make contact but a little fiddling and I got it sorted out. We don't boondock so I can't speak to the power consumption. I forgot to order one for the outside light but now I have plenty of spare bulbs.
Install is pretty much a snap. Select the proper pig-tail (they come with 3 choices), clean the mounting area with alcohol, stick it into the fixture and plug it in. Brainless and painless, perfect for me.
I bought the same style and really like them. I paid about half as much and they had free shipping.

I bought them from ebay seller “ouyuo2010” He seemed to have the best price, however, he would have the same unit listed multiple times at different prices, so just keep your eyes open. Watch the color temperature. If you want something that looks like traditional incandescent bulbs you need to stick with a color of about 2500-3500oK.

The only issue I had was with the supplied foam adhesive. I had heard this could happen, so I changed it to different thermal foam adhesive (found in one of our labs at work). I have heard of people using a little construction adhesive too.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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You can also check out WWW.LED4RV.COM
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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I ordered mine off of eBay but because the hottie wife & I are nurses we went with the " hospital " very white light bulbs. It brings us comfort. LOL. no problems and they work like a charm !!!
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I ordered them using the link posted by RedHorse1. I got them yesterday and they were installed in five minutes with no trouble. They work perfectly and provide almost they exact lighting as the original bulbs. I'm very happy with them and saved me some money. My initial plan was to but them at Camping World. If I had done that it would have cost me almost ten times what I paid through Ebay.
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I went for a dozen of these.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/200751678998...84.m1497.l2649 .... @ $2.49 and have since found them for $1.99

I hope to get them installed this weekend and post results of my light meter check....
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I have replace all 16 in my 25RKS.....The stock bulbs took me down to 10v fast when all on.....with LEDs only went to 13v....I have a 95w solar panel which keeps
voltage up....I was able to find the leds online....A little expensive at 1st but I found a site that sells 4-paks very reasonable....You will need 2 types of plugins (sockets) The lite is more white....If you need help I am at
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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Here are a couple of photos of the 36 LED panels I just installed in my JayFlight.
These (10 pack) came from eBay vendor 2011_led. Stats are: 36-1210SMD; 3000K-3500K; 200 Lumen.




Threebutchers- That's a great price for the 48 LED panels. Mine came out to ~3.60 each and I already got enough to do the whole camper... Oh well...
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:08 PM   #10
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You can try www.superbrightleds.com. All bulbs are changed to LED. Brights and less draw.
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