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Dick_B

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Posted: 08/03/19 07:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be aware that sometimes led's can interfere with tv reception.


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C Schomer wrote:

You'll see a big spread in prices and one stop will be tough with that many types. I've spent $350 on a 5er and that was finding a happy medium between quality and price. There's hundred of vendors. Super bright LEDs is a quality vendor. Lately, I've done careful shopping on eBay and found great prices and good quality but from different vendors. Have fun figuring out the terminology, brightness and color temps! Craig

I went with superbrightleds.com . I found everything there. Pretty good website. I think I bought some taillights there a couple years ago and was satisfied. Keeping my fingers crossed; I spent almost $200 on bulbs!


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HIGHLY advise getting the correct "Kelvin" or you will have that blue/white obnoxious light in your eves!

These are NOT cheap but they put out a very nice light similar to the incandescent lamps. AMAZON

I use these in the Pendant lights.

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craig7h wrote:

Can I ask a question, did you find the leds put off more heat than the standard bulbs.


I actually changed all the interior lights from incandescent to LED specifically for the reason of less heat. And, it is a lot less heat running LEDs and well worth it for that reason.

Aside from maybe a bit brighter light with regards to changing trailer tail lights to LEDs, I've not done it as the cost seems to outweigh the benefit. Changing running lights to LEDs, I see no reason to spend extra money there as there is no real benefit to the owner for doing it.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

HIGHLY advise getting the correct "Kelvin" or you will have that blue/white obnoxious light in your eves!


100% agree!

I went with all interior light at 3200k color temp which seems very closely matched to incandescent lighting. Seemed anything above that color temp was too white/blue and starts to resemble cool white fluorescent color lighting, which I find obnoxious. But to each their own.

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RedRocket204 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

HIGHLY advise getting the correct "Kelvin" or you will have that blue/white obnoxious light in your eves!


100% agree!

I went with all interior light at 3200k color temp which seems very closely matched to incandescent lighting. Seemed anything above that color temp was too white/blue and starts to resemble cool white fluorescent color lighting, which I find obnoxious. But to each their own.


I learned about Kelvin Color ratings years ago building a Pediatric Clinic. The Dr wanted as close to natural light as possible so he could help diagnose by skin color.

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The elimination of most heat in LEDs creates the “saving.”


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Over the years I have fully converted 3 campers and the majority of the LEDs came from https://www.superbrightleds.com/

They tend to be a bit more expensive but they stand behind what they sell. I have had two premature failures and they were replaced free very quickly.

Go with the warm bulbs and don't be afraid to add a few low intensity LEDs as add ons or in fixtures that tend not to be used for mood lighting when your just sitting around in the evening. We read on Kindles or iPads or do stuff on the laptop so we don't need much light after supper and the low lumen LEDs draw almost no power for off grid. I especially like lights mounted low, below counter level so you get mostly indirect lighting when not actually doing things in the camper.

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Posted: 08/03/19 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rather then put in new led bulbs I upgraded to led fixtures (bulbs included) not much more.

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I was also concerned about the blue/white of some LED bulbs. Never liked the gymnasium look. I also heard about some electronic interference issues with some bulbs. I went to LED4RV and got great advice and products. Get dollar bulbs and take your chances. I suppose you can buy cheap and if you like them you will save a ton of money. Even when they burn out you can replace them and still be ahead. I just don't like all the fuss.


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