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Old 05-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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LED update... Not impressed..

A few weeks ago I posted that I was going to change out my G4 overhead bulbs with LED's. Well, I started out with the flat warm white LED puck lights with like 15 LED's per base. They put off a very dim and yellow light that I did not care for at all. Looking my fixtures over, I realized the housing was reflective so I ordered some of the round 360* 5050 cool white LED's. These were better, but still put out maybe 70% as much light as the factory halogen G4's put out. I guess unless someplace makes like a 10000k cool white LED's I'm going to just stick with the factory Halo bulbs.
If anyone is interested, or wants a dimmer bulb, I have 20 of the warm white puck LED's and 20 of the 360* cool white bulbs that I would sell for .75 each plus shipping. Besides the 4 I tried in my bedroom overheads, the rest of them have never even been plugged in.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:05 AM   #2
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Keep in mind 10,000k IS NOT Cool White. Cool White is in the 4,100k range.
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Jayco is replacing the halogens with LEDs in the 2014 Pinnacle and Eagle Premier. Does anyone know what bulbs they are using?
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:58 AM   #4
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I originally used warm white LED boards at around 510 lumens and all was fine. Perfect replacement for the 921 bulbs for me in my over head ceiling lights... Warm white to me is almost the same as the incandescent bulbs... I am actually abit brighter than the 921 bulbs. Then I started noticing I was getting RFI interference on my HDTV and nOAH WX receiver using my OTA BATWING antenna camping off the power grid. I changed out the Command Electronics PN 170-111 LED boards for the $4.99 non regulated SMD Board 36-1210 Ebay/China which are warm white 252 Lumens each so my dual lamps has have around 504 lumens total. All works fine still....

Using the defuser covers its hard for me to tell the difference from the old 921 bulbs....

Some have reported the ebay/china boards don't last as long. I have had my 5 lamps going now for over three years and have only lost one 3-segment of leds on one board. I got several replacement boards at $4.99 each so hen it gets too dim to use i will replace the board. Still waiting for it to get dim haha... My highest DC Voltage feeding the boards is 13.2 - 14.4VDC when converter is in its smart mode charge mode. The specs on the non-regulated boards was 12-14VDC so doing good so far... At $4.99 a board not that much a problem for me to worry about the life span.

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No I realize that 10000k may not be cool white, I was just saying they almost need to be about twice as powerful as these 5050 bulbs I used are. The factory halo bulbs are pretty bright, which is what I personally prefer. I'm always connected to shore power so I'm not really concerned with the power savings as much as I am looking for a cooler running bulb. These would be fine if the defuser was a little clearer, or I just left them off. Unfortunatly, neither is a viable option, so for now, I will keep searching for a brighter G4 LED.
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I too am looking for a brighter G4 replacement, but haven't found one yet.


I am also looking for a bayonet base G shape led to replace the bath vanity bulbs. These being close to the ceiling will eventually yellow the. ceiling due to heat. Still looking.
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We like our G4 LEDs replacements, had them for about a little over a year.

They may be slightly dimmer, (did not measure them) but for us they put our plenty of light and are fine for us and work great.

The LED we used is - Side Pin G4 12V AC/DC 12 x Tri-Chip 5050 SMD LED Bulb 120 Degree
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Rob_Fla,
Those look pretty much like the ones I origionally tried and they were way too dim. Then again I'm kind of a light freak and want to be able to make it look like daytime even at midnight. LOL
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Rob_Fla,
Those look pretty much like the ones I origionally tried and they were way too dim. Then again I'm kind of a light freak and want to be able to make it look like daytime even at midnight. LOL
LOL, that is why they make Fords, Chevys and Dodges, something for everyone.

I thought the Halogens almost had too much glare at night for my OLD Eyes.

When I come in at night from walking the dog, I do not want to be awaken by the sun light !!!
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