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Old 03-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #11
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Only if you don't think longer "bulb" life, whiter light, a lower electric bill (if on a metered site), and considerably less heat aren't advantages. Another possible advantage is reducing the load on a lighting circuit to allow stealing power for an added fixture, such as more lighting or fans.
Perhaps any advantage was a poor choice of words, I should have said significant advantage.
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Thanks for the input. It loos like I will be on Ebay looking for leds that are cool white, I did'nt know there was a difference. The dealer where I got the 5th wheel sell Led's for different applications starting at $7 each and up. When we are dry camping I do have a solar panel that charges about 6 amps but if you are in a shaded area that is cut down considerably. I do like the idea of using less power for lighting so it can be used for something else like say the heater or the water pump.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #13
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Thanks for the input. It loos like I will be on Ebay looking for leds that are cool white, I did'nt know there was a difference.
I think you want to look for Warm White, not cool white. If you want to duplicate the lighting of the bulbs you are replacing, you need the warm white.

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:13 AM   #14
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Just installed 10 of the LED board type lights with the sticky back, the color is about the same as the incandescents they replaced and the cost on Ebay was 4.44 each. I was so pleased I ordered another 15 of them to finish the trailer.

These are the lights I ordered:

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Yep, those work just fine and they're relatively inexpensive. I have a couple now and will add more soon.
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I think you want to look for Warm White, not cool white. If you want to duplicate the lighting of the bulbs you are replacing, you need the warm white.

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Ok warm white.
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These are the lights I ordered:

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I don' think those will plug into my fixtures.
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We had several of our Halogen Puck Lights blow within the first several weeks of Fulltime use of our Pinnacle.

Also all the Halogen Puck fixtures and the light over the dinning table generate a lot of heat and are hot to touch.

The lamp in the bedroom on the dresser is starting to melt the bulb base due to how hot the bulbs are getting with extended use.

We have replaced all the Halogen Puck Lights, the Dinning Table Light Bulbs and Bedroom Dresser Light Bulbs with LED's.

The LED's run much cooler and provide good light output.

The LED options are getting better all the time as new and better units hit the market.
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I don' think those will plug into my fixtures.
If you know why type of fixture you have or what style of bulb it takes, you will know. Those lights come with three different connectors for different style lights.
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I seem to remember reading some where (yes I can read) that incandescent lights give off about 90% of the energy they use in heat and only 10% in light. That is a huge waste of battery power which is why I converted, I'm trying to light the trailer not heat it.

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