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Old 12-06-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Bright LED lights

We just bought a White Hawk 28BH and love it. The LED lights are great and use less battery. My question is I want to dim the light under the cabinet in the bedroom. Obviously I can put a bulb with less wattage but as it stands, it's like glaring into the sun at night. Are there covers that have tinted lenses or any other suggestions, thx
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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You can't change a bulb with the LED... it is what it is. If its too bright you can put some type of filter on the lens to decrease output.
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:51 PM   #3
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I agree, they are bright. I haven't done it yet, but I thought about just laying a peice of tin foil inside the lense so the light reflects out the sides still but not directly into your eyes while lying in the bed..
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Old 12-06-2015, 07:33 PM   #4
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I will say, whoever decided on the locations of the lights, never spent time in a camper, and never ever slept in one.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:24 PM   #5
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There are several LEDs in the light fixtures. This is what I found when I popped the cover off.
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Get a led dimmer.
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After trying several different materials, I settled on using a paper manila file folder as a filter. I popped the lens out of the cover and used it as a template. I put 2 layers in the ones over the head of the bed and 1 layer in the ones over the sofa. The manila color gives it a more natural, mellow light. I used paper after I realized my LED fixtures barely got warm to the touch.
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GOOGLE shows one of these that might work for you...

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...itch-box/1180/

I would hate to put something inside the lens area and create heat or something to burn out the LEDs...

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Get a led dimmer.
I agree. They make dimmers for LED's. I have LED puck lighting under my cabinets and I have a dimmer switch for them. The only thing is, the dimmer switches for LED's tend to be a little more expensive. I paid $23 just for the switch. But...you have o pay to play. Good luck!
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Just a added note. Not ALL LED bulbs are dimmable.
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