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Old 09-29-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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LED Fixtures Too Bright

The interior led lights in my 2015 trailer are too bright. I searched for previous posts to see if anyone had successfully installed dimmers to the inside lights but did not find anything. My old Fleetwood had dual bulb incandescent lights. I converted them to led's and had the ability to turn on one or two bulbs at each fixture. If I can't find a way to dim the existing lights I most likely will replace the fixtures with an older type that gives low or high illumination. Has anyone replaced their new fixtures yet or added a dimmer to the existing inside lights? If so I would be interested in hearing your experience.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:24 AM   #2
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Two layers of this warmed up the color and dimmed the intensity:
http://www.amazon.com/Lee-Orange-Cor...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:35 AM   #3
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That is a good idea. Did you apply it to the inside or outside of the lense?
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:43 AM   #4
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Pulled the light covers off, used them as a template and cut a bunch of circles out and stuck them between the cover and the LEDs.

We went with two 1/4 filter sheets most everywhere. More above the bed and none above the sink. How yellow you want it is just a personal taste thing.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:37 PM   #5
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The circuits driving the LEDs have to be made for dimming I think. I got inexpensive LED bulbs of ebay from china and they are white, but mellow. I bought a whole led fixture off amazon for over my table and its considerably brighter. If you wanted to swap them out for softer, how many do you need, maybe I'll swap you for the 4 or so main bulbs get them all brighter and leave the softer ones for the other areas. Anyway, you can order them 10 for $15 shipped and try.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:35 PM   #6
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I have the same problem with the lights being too bright, especially the one in the bedroom. I did some research and the LED light bulbs in my camper can not be replaced with dimmer lights. The fixture and light are one unit and the entire fixture has to be replaced to get a dimmer bulb. The good news is you can get dimmer lights/fixtures as well as ones that come with a dimmer. The problem is the ones with dimmers are a lot more expensive. I found a lot of them on Amazon, even ones that matched the oval design of my original lights. Now I just need to decide if I want to spend the money to change them out just to get the ability to dim them.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:47 PM   #7
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Has anyone found any attractive shades or an attractive diy difuser cover to go over the existing fixtures? I've been searching pinterest. The pushbutton LED light fixtures in our new 2016 TT has probably been our biggest disappointment so far. It reminds me of cheap stickups that I plan to buy for the pantry. There's got to be a better lighting design that could be used. Absolutely LOVE it other than that.
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I bought this film referenced above a year ago and finally just got a bulb cover off. I had stored the film and sort of forgotten about it. I just want to make sure before I do this that no one has had issues with heat melting the stuff and creating an issue?
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We just use oil lamps and candles when the LED's are too much.

You can not beat the LED reading lamp in the bedroom. Or the one over the sink when washing dishes.

But 3 tall tapers gives the best light when enjoying a meal with loved ones!
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One could always bust out the soldering iron and change the SMT resistors on the LED driver... but that is probably a little too deep for most folks to go.

If I can get my silly recalled lights replaced sometime soon, the DW wants the ones over the bed modded to be dimmer... will have to see what we can do.
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