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Old 03-18-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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LED Interior Lamp Bulbs?

Has anyone replaced their interior bulbs with LEDs? If so, what wattage or lumens did you get and where did you get them? The bulbs in my x17z look like a wedge base bulb and so far the replacement LED units seem pretty pricey. I'm looking to cut down my DC draw on the battery when dry camping and know that the old style bulbs use a lot.

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Old 03-18-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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I got these. They are not cheap, but work well. Their output seems to me to be about the same as the standard bulb, and about the same color. In my double ceiling lamps, I just replaced one bulb and removed the other one. We have plenty of light.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:41 AM   #3
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I have only replaced one interior fixture lamp with an LED. I don't burn my lights that much when boondocking and the cost just isn't worth it to me. I have a generator and the little bit that I run the generator to make coffee in the am keeps my batteries from running down too much anyway, so I'll stick with my incandescents/fluorescents until the cost comes down and the color gets better. I don't feel we are there yet.
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I don't know what type of bulbs your TT has but I have done both of these with good results. The 2nd one I purchased off of eBay for around $5 and it works just fine so far.

http://www.commandelectronics.com/le...s/K-900UPG.pdf

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_3231wt_1177
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I did every light inside and outside of my RV pricy YES but worth it... be aware some of them will knock out over the air TV..
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Seann, that 2nd light above that I mentioned isn't regulated so it's supposed to not interfere. That's what a friend tells me although I haven't hit the problem yet with either.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I think I will wait and see how it goes. I'm a retired electronics technician and know for a fact that those diode lights are way over priced. I'll wait for the novelity to wear off and the price gets more realistic.
I have access to a 2 kw quiet Honda generator (my brother's) so I'll probably borrow that this year to recharge the battery as needed.
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I purchased my replacement "bulbs" at an RV show. All of my interior lights are now LED, and the outside porch lamp is LED. I purchased the bright white and like another poster, I only put one LED bulb in each of the double lamp fixtures. About half of my camping is dry, so I like to use as little electricity as possible. I paid $17 each. All of my bulbs have wedge bases.
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I purchased my replacement "bulbs" at an RV show. All of my interior lights are now LED, and the outside porch lamp is LED. I purchased the bright white and like another poster, I only put one LED bulb in each of the double lamp fixtures. About half of my camping is dry, so I like to use as little electricity as possible. I paid $17 each. All of my bulbs have wedge bases.
Which manufacturer did you use to replace your bulbs? Just the bulbs, right? Not the fixtures?

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Has anyone replaced their interior bulbs with LEDs? If so, what wattage or lumens did you get and where did you get them? The bulbs in my x17z look like a wedge base bulb and so far the replacement LED units seem pretty pricey. I'm looking to cut down my DC draw on the battery when dry camping and know that the old style bulbs use a lot.

Thanks!
I was just looking at a ton of articles on this as well. We dry camp almost exclusively and the one thing that makes the most difference on the battery is the lighting. We can run the furnace all weekend but if we turn on those lights, we're done. So right now we have those LED under-counter lights all over plus we hang these small lanterns from S-hooks from the tent end holders. Works really well. I use those Command velco tabs to hang a dollar store push button light for the bathroom plus we have a lantern in there. But we need to do something to change all the lights out or get one of those Honda gennies because I can't stand the stress of always checking the battery to see if we can run the furnace or if we need to trickle charge the battery or switch it out. Solar - here we come!

But if anyone else has a great light, let us know! I was pricing the Command lights but then I think you have to replace the whole unit as well - right?

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