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Old 05-20-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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LED vs incandescent comparison

I ordered some LED's to try out. Wanted to try them for the obvious reason of less drain on the battery when we camp without hook-ups.
These are the ones I ordered to try out.
They are not as bright as I had hoped, but the little woman approved them since they are not the blue color. I think I may order some more to do the rest of the camper, but leave the incandescents in the bathroom for the brighter light.
Just to give an idea of the difference, here are a couple pics from this evening. Taken with my phone, no flash or special settings. Snapped about 30 seconds apart.

LED's:



Incandescent:
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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Man, what a messy camper
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:35 AM   #4
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Hope they work out for you. I went a slightly different route....but mine are in their 3rd year with no failures or problems at all.....
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:07 AM   #5
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I don't remember where I got mine now, but they are very close in brightness to the incandescents I replaced. Hey now you have some nice mood lighting going on there.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:09 AM   #6
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Nice. you'll love them. We bought the cheap Chinese LEDs from E-bay. Slightly less intense than the incandescent, and brighter white. We got them because the heat that the incandescent put out was unbelievable. We're into our 2nd season with them now and they are excellent.
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The specs say 100 lumens. I think the standard 921 bulb has around 260 lumens. There are some brighter ones out there if you decide they aren't bright enough. https://www.jwspeaker.com/bulbs/?fil...oduct=bulb-921
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:02 AM   #9
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Just as a follow up, we replaced all the 921's with LED's except for the bathroom and the outside light. So basically that is 7 fixtures with a total of 12 lamps. Although not as bright, now that they are all replaced, we really like them. Camping this weekend with no hook-ups so hopefully the battery will like them also.
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I replaced most of my lights through M4 Products. I still have to get a bulb for the step and for above the sofa. The brightness was comparable. I went for the brighter led above the sink in natural white at 600+ lumens.

I am trying to decide between natural white and warm white for above the sofa with reading light as a consideration.

The lumens for the M4 leds in the main cabin is about 360. I replaced the bulbs in the bunk fan/light combo with the M4 night lights which cast the right amount of light for the bunk ends.

You will be happy with the reduced power drain on the battery. We camped in the forest last weekend with good results. Next week, we are off to Fort Wilderness; so, we will have better light while the mouse saves on electricity.
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