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Old 05-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Replacing lights in RV

I was wondering if anyone has changed out the lights on the ceiling for ones that don't heat up the TT.

I was thinking the LED or halogen lights. Especially over the bed for reading.

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Halogen heat up way more than the incandecent lights.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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Halogen heat up way more than the incandecent lights.
What about LED lights??
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I did the LED conversion ... got some lights from dealers at Quartzsite and some from LED4RV.com. Make sure the lights you get are White some of mine have a purple tinge.. (I put them in fixtures I dont use often) You can probably get them cheaper in E-bay but I do not like ebay so dont use it... BEWARE some LED's throw RF and will knock out over the air TV (antenna only not satellite) When I turn on my reading light I take out my TV and those within 100' of me. LED's run very cool.
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I did the LED conversion on all interior lights, but not over the head of the bed and the enclosed toilet in Our 25.5 RKS Eagle superlite. I thought the LED was too brite there, and I needed to use up all the extra bulbs I had because all the others were changed to LED's. I didn't change for heat reduction,but for the lower battery drain, when boondocking. I believe that heat reduction is an added benefit also.
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I just switched out the ones that I use the most. The reading lights at the head of the bed; range hood light; etc. It can be expensive to change out all of the lights if you do not happen to find any of the cheaper ones from China.
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I just switched out the ones that I use the most. The reading lights at the head of the bed; range hood light; etc. It can be expensive to change out all of the lights if you do not happen to find any of the cheaper ones from China.
Thanks everyone. I was thinking of the two over the bed and one on the ceiling in the living area, and that one on a dimmer switch.

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I did the LED conversion as well, although I don't know how well they would work on a dimmer.

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I came across a dimmable led light a little while ago. Can't remember if it was a RV thing.
I was in a Open Range travel trailer at a RV show last Feb. it was the only unit out of a few hundred that had led lights. I was surprised by the amount of heat the fixtures gave off. The lenses were a half moon shape with a chrome fixture. You couldn't leave your hand over the fixture. It was that hot.
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I've heard people say that they are not happy with the color of light that the led bulbs put off. How do yall feel about them?
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