Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 66
Led replacement bulbs

I was looking at some replacement bulbs for the interior of my 26BH and came across LED bulbs.
Has anyone used LED's and have they noticed a difference in their power consumption.
The LED's are much more expensive than the regular bulbs and wondering if its worth the expense.
I would be inclined to do it if the consumption was noticeably lower.

Chomperoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
Iraqvet05's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,114
Lots of people have switched to LED and noticed the drop in power consumption. Some of the LED panels use about 1/3-1/4 the power of an incandescent. The 26BH (at least mine) uses the T10 type base and 921 bulbs in most of the interior fixtures. I'm trying to find an LED (cob or panel) that has the same output (lumens) as a 921. Some people that have made the switch complain about a blueish color light...some suggest finding a supplier and order a few bulbs or panels to try before committing to buying all of them.

2013 26BH w/ 4 plain rims and some rust
2001 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 gasser
Black Bear programmed ECM
Iraqvet05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
Senior Member
mitechie's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Clarkston, MI
Posts: 148
I just got through doing the upgrade in my x23b. I've got all 921 bulbs and I tried a cheap set first and they did indeed turn very blue after running for a while. I ended up getting


They're a bit more than some folks have been finding some good deals on, but I'm loving them. 3w each, bright daylight color temp, and I because they're more white than yellow I think they seem brighter (though didn't calc lumens diff) than the stock ones. Definitely a lot cooler running.
2016 Eagle 284BHBE
2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 6.7L Cummings

Retired: 2014 X23B
mitechie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
Threebutchers's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 6,818
Here's a link to my bulb replacement thread / test results. I'm very happy with them....no failures, none of the adhesive has failed (as some had issue with).....


Good luck in your decision...
Threebutchers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
Doug's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,761
Another thread discussion on LED replacements for 921 wedge base style bulbs.


Best regards,

Southwest, Ohio
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5, 5.7 V8
2017 Jayco 24RBS
Doug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #6
Senior Member
cekkk's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Murrieta
Posts: 2,421
As one who is the proud owner of two $20 nightlights purchased at CW that were supposed to equal the original incandescents, I urge you to find a single bulb pancake fixture in your trailer and use it as a test before making a decision on what particular LEDs to purchase. I've chickened out for the time being and will wait until these things shake out. Some day we should be able to buy them as easily as we bought incandescents. We don't boondock, so we're just looking to preserve a few of our 30 amps for other uses while we're spending a few months in it in the winter.
'11 Eagle 320RLDS
'02 F350 PSD Dually 4WD
DW's Ride, '13 Expedition
cekkk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Renton
Posts: 516
I replaced all of the bulbs in our old trailer (Jay Flight 29 BHS) with peel and stick LED replacements that were about 3000k. That means they have a warm white color. The 921 bulbs from CW were not great because they were dimmer and closer to 5000k or cool white. I never had a failure and the energy usage was about 1/10 of the incandescent bulbs. I also reduced my air air conditioning load. When we got our new Greyhawk I replaced the bulbs in it as well.

Old setup:
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT with a 2004 Jayco JayFlight 29BHS
2014 Greyhawk 31FS with a 2007 Tahoe toad
New setup:
2014 Thor Palazzo 33.3 with a 2007 Tahoe toad
msturtz is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.