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mchero

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Posted: 12/24/19 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some of our 12vdc LED's are starting to give me issues. I think my best bet is a 5 or 10 pack. Walking into C.W. and purchasing 5 of the bulbs can get costly.
Where are others ordering on-line? I'm looking for white/bright leds for the overhead lights.
A Google search reveals too many results!

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I don't know about best but I've been ordering from: Superbright


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Don't go cheap. You may be having 'issues' due to their voltage intolerance.

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I changed over to These when some of my flat panels started to fail after 8 years.

I like the brightness of them with no yellow or blue. The Natural white 4000K-4500K is much nicer than others that are in the bright white 6000-6500K range such as in dome lights.


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Posted: 12/24/19 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

I don't know about best but I've been ordering from: Superbright


I've ordered from them as well. In 2010, so they've been around for a while. With no problems.
Great website for cross referencing incandescents to LEDS.
Good product selection, quick shipping.


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I think ebay is still a good source. Look for the number of lumins. I'd choose a 6 or 8 watt unit.


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pianotuna wrote:

I think ebay is still a good source. Look for the number of lumins. I'd choose a 6 or 8 watt unit.


It can be but watch where the items are shipping from, stuff from China can take 3 weeks to over a month. And generally you can forget communicating with the seller or returning items. Quality can be unsatisfactory too.

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I got these for my old 2003 Prowler TT.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B071........_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They plugged right in and worked fine. No real time with them, since I traded the Prowler for the new Rockwood some 5 months later, but for the price, I liked them.

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It helps to actually see the total number of SMDs, and more importantly, which direction they face. If the bulb is roughly cylindrical, most SMDs will be on the sides of the cylinder, and perhpas not enough on the end opposite the base.
Depending on the aspect of the mounted bulb, some replacements might not shine enough light in a particular direction.
A few years ago I bought bright white LED backup lights for my F150, and when they arrived they only had one diode on the end, facing in the direction that I needed the most light to shine. They had plenty of SMDs on the sides of the cylinderical bulb, but not enough facing the rear of the truck when inserted into the receptacle.

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