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Lynnmor

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Posted: 12/23/20 12:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good luck finding LED bulbs that function well with a dimmer.





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Thanks for the replies so far.

We are not looking to go AC, I want to keep the fixtures DC.

Dimming is not enough, we need something that will basically turn the fixture upside down and point the light up at the ceiling. For example, every light we turn on in our house is behind trim or pointing up (like a floor lamp).

I was thinking (as a hack) to take say, a plastic plate, suspend 2" below the light and secure it with little springs to the existing plastic cover. This would totally block the light from coming down, and just go out and up. If this makes sense.

The person above who mentioned a 3d printer, that's kind of where I am going since I've been browsing light fixtures on the 'net for the last 2 days and cannot find what we need.

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Posted: 12/23/20 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rather than a plastic plate you might try a plastic mirror such as these available on Amazon:

Plastic mirrors on Amazon


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Posted: 12/23/20 07:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Make a plastic shade that goes around the lights as a defuser and use small angle brackets to screw to the ceiling leaving a quarter inch gap so light can indirectly be seen

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Oasisbob wrote:

Do any of you know if a dimmer switch is available for this couple? I have seen RV's that have them

Not likely.

LED lights are usually regulated by current not voltage. Each fixtures has some kind of current limiting element (even if it is a single resistor) built in.

A "string" of LED could be controlled by a variable current (usually pulse width modulated) power supply.

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dieseltruckdriver wrote:

I am a big fan of these dimmers, I have four of them in my 5er.

12 volt dimmer.

Not cheap, but they look like they will work quite nicely ! Note the 3 wire installation !!

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

A "string" of LED could be controlled by a variable current (usually pulse width modulated) power supply.

Good quality dimmer switches are PWM style. That's what Northwood uses in Arctic Fox truck campers/trailers that have the recessed puck style ceiling lights.


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Posted: 12/23/20 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would try some SS or aluminum flashing as a test to cover and reflect the light, just to see if it was feasible.


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Posted: 12/23/20 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are more and more of the stickon led lights for under cabinet lighting (battery operated or plugin). Sounds like dimmable fixtures would be better for DW.


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Agree! We use various different bulbs with differing intensity/brightness. Look on Amazon for LED bulbs and replace them with one that is less intense or is softer in hue. (My husband bought such LED bulbs to swap out for the regular ones in our 2003 AF990.)

folivier wrote:

You might try going down to a warmer led light, something more towards a yellow.


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