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Old 06-01-2013, 11:47 PM   #11
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Thanks for the link. I've seen these LED fixture replacements at CW. Thing is I want consistant lighting throughout the whole camper which would mean I would need to buy 18 of these. At 52.99, think I'll have to wait for someone to come up with a OEM replacement that's a little cheaper. The DW found out I spent 1000.00 on new bulbs, I'd be living in the camper. At least my electric bill would be affordable. LOL
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #12
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I replaced all of my bulbs with leds from SuperBriteLeds, an online company. I have over $400 invested in them. Since we boondock for many months each year using solar they are necessary for our style of rving. SuperBrite leds are high quality, I have only had one failure in two years.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/boat-rv/
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:12 PM   #13
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This place looks to have much brighter LEDs than I've tried thus far, but $25 per bulb is still more than I want to spend. Maybe I've got a champaine taste on a beer budget. LOL
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I think your going to find it hard to find a Led light that puts out as much light as a G4 halogen. If your always plugged in why not just keep those. LEDs do not project light like a halogen. I use to change the lights in hospital operating rooms and if you want light nothing beats a halogen. Daylight 5000k degrees (not temperature, the color of a piece of metal heated to 5000k degrees would look like) ) is bright but even if you found a led with it, I dont think it would give off as much light.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #15
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The biggest reason I would like to switch them out is the amount of heat they put out. There is absolutely no shade where we leave ours and when the outside temps climb into the 90ies and above, both AC's run nonstop just to keep it cool. I usually leave the dark shades pulled, which inturn requires us to have some lights on, thus adding to the inside heat as well.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:32 AM   #16
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Jrmay25, have you thought of going fluorescent? You can get 5000k daylight tubes for them and they don't heat up like some of the others do. I was at a trailer show a few years ago and had gone into a trailer that had led lights installed from the factory. I was surprised how much heat they gave off. The lighting industry is changing all the time. I was surprised how long it took for the RV industry to start using LEDs good luck in your search.
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Murphie,

I havent really looked at going fluorescent, but will check int it.

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #18
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I read a great magazine article last year about converting to LED's. They outfitted a camper inside & out from stem to stern with several different types of LED's & reported the results. Some worked better than others.

The general consensus was this: if you are just changing bulbs inside an existing fixture - keep in mind that the reflectors in that fixture were designed for the type of lamp (bulb) that came with the fixture, and that simply inserting an LED lamp into a fixture could lead to worse results in some cases.

They found that the best results were when they replaced an entire fixture with a new fixture that had a reflector designed for the specific type of LED lamp that was used. Of course this is more expensive. So some trial and error is necessary unless you stumble upon a good combination right off the bat. New campers are going to be designed specifically with appropriate fixtures/reflectors for the lamps used.
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That makes sense, and to be honest, wasn't somthing I had considered. Guess for now I will just live with what we have...

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Jr.,
These are the closest that I have found on a budget to come in at about 85-90% of the light of the halogen. Bright white would be blue or whitish which you could try if you want to explore hitting the mark. I've tried them all and the pucks do not do it. Sure I paid $30 bucks for 20 of them too, but they are just not the same.

Try these. You need to trim the posts a little and bend them slightly to fit, but the glass fixture will go over them and it is a 360 bulb which will utilize some of the reflector within the unit. Buy 2 and see if it works for you.

http://compare.ebay.com/like/3008802...Types&var=sbar
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