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Old 02-28-2018, 10:59 AM   #1
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Replacement LED Bulb Question

I do some dry camping and it was suggested that I change the incandescent bulbs in my Jay Flight 165RB to LEDs. There seem to be a lot of replacements for the 921 bulb I'm looking for. Can anyone recommend a seller or manufacture? I need to replace 10 bulbs and there are bulbs thru Amazon, 20 bulbs for $10.59. Are these okay? Link
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:50 AM   #2
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I bought the GRV ones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Similar to your link, but brighter (4 more LED elements); you might find the ones you linked to be a bit dim. In a side by side, the ones I linked had very similar light output.
Also watch the color. Your link is to a 6500K bulb which is a very bluish white light (cool). Most people prefer a warmer white closer to an incandescent bulb ~3200K.
I actually bought both warm and cool white bulbs and use them in different places; the warm are better for interior (most) while we like cool for kitchen and outside.
Quality? Not "the best", but for $2 a bulb, I'm not complaining. I have had one bulb where a lead detached, and one that stopped operating after a year, the other 18 are still doing fine.
One last tip, these are polarity sensitive, so if you insert and it is dead, pull it and twist 180* then reinsert. It will probably work. If you get the flat paddle type bulbs (single sided), you may have to rewire the fixture if the polarity is reversed.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:58 AM   #3
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I think I did see the ones you suggested and I was concerned about the color and brightness also. Thanks for your reply, good info about the flat paddle LEDs.
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The switch to LED is amazing in terms of power consumption. With incandescent buls when my x17z was plugged into AC and I had the three ceiling fixtures on, the fan in my power converter would run. After switching to the LED's, every light can be turned on at once and the fan still cant be heard. (In fact, i had forgotten to change the bulb in the range hood, and realized when I turned it on one day and heard the converter fan! Also, initially I had purchased some cheaper bulbs and they would flicker after they were on for a while (>1 hour). I replaced them with the GRV's this winter and haven't camped yet but in testing they seem much better.
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After switching to the LED's, every light can be turned on at once and the fan still cant be heard. (In fact, i had forgotten to change the bulb in the range hood, and realized when I turned it on one day and heard the converter fan!
Thanks for mentioning the range hood, i'd forgotten about the light there.
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For the flat bulbs - I bought these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They are as close to incandescent I could find that were not super bright. I did have a couple that were going to be pointing up - just take the leads and bend them backward to the other-sides. Now they are pointing down like they should.

Here is the small review I made on some bulbs - https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...-me-54551.html
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For the flat bulbs - I bought these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They are as close to incandescent I could find that were not super bright. I did have a couple that were going to be pointing up - just take the leads and bend them backward to the other-sides. Now they are pointing down like they should.

Here is the small review I made on some bulbs - https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...-me-54551.html
I ordered some of the Super Bright (I think they're natural white) flat paddle styled ones for under the counter. I'll see how much light they throw and make my decission with the rest. The flat paddle style seem to make more sense than the cylindrical style.
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I ordered some of the Super Bright (I think they're natural white) flat paddle styled ones for under the counter. I'll see how much light they throw and make my decission with the rest. The flat paddle style seem to make more sense than the cylindrical style.
Were the ones you ordered warm or cool? Warm are more yellow like stock incandescent and cool are more blue like an office building. I ordered the warm and am very happy with them so far.
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They are neither warm or cool they're natural white. I think they are in between the warm and cool. The cool is more of a blue white where the Super Bright or natural white is a white color. I figure they would be brighter and better for under the cabinets in the kitchen area. I'll use the warm white in the other fixtures.
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I put the GRV flat panel LEDs in my overhead light fixtures, and ordered specific LED bulbs for my wall sconces and overhead residential dome light (12V). The colour and brightness are both great - very comparable to stock incandescent. They use about 1/6-1/7 of the power draw of stock bulbs, and run MUCH cooler. I had 1 bad bulb right out of the package, and 1 has failed over the course of 4 seasons. Not too bad considering the price. Since they are polarity sensitive, and the flat panel LEDs cannot be flipped, I had to bend the wire contacts over to the opposite sides (very easy and simple) and then they worked. If you install one and it doesn't work at first, try that first before assuming the bulb is bad.
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