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JoeChiOhki

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As I am at the stage where I am installing Ms. Merry's light fixtures , I thought it prudent to inquire from the rest of the community if anyone had any experience on if a particular LED replacement bulb brand (the round canister kind that plug into the standard bases) that held up better in a wet bath environment where the ambient moisture levels in the air are regularly high held up better than another.

The market is chock-a-block full of brands and replacement bulbs now from all different manufacturers, including some of the more well known RV brands like Camco, so I'm not sure whose bulbs produce the highest lumen levels and are low electro magnetic noise (some of the cheaper bulbs as I recall created alot of electromagnetic interference from threads in the past) and can survive being in a wet bath.

Any suggestions on higher quality brands to look for is greatly appreciated.

The bulbs will be getting installed in new Arcon single and dual bulb fixtures (They produce replicas of the original Bargman vintage interior lights) with opaque lenses for the under cabinet, doorway and bathroom (the main kitchen area and dinette overhead lights are ThinLite 40W flourescent tube fixtures that use the nice larger replacement tubes that you can still find readily stocked in hardware stores.


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I use these. We like that they can be had with warm colors. https://m4products.com/


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Posted: 03/23/21 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've used these and have good luck in all areas of the TC and trailer.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/rv-l........v%20lights&utm_content=RV%20%26%20Camper


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All LED manufacturers lie about the bulbs output.
I bought lot of LED directly from China, where prices are very low and free shipping. Plenty to choose from on ebay. Lot of those small packages arrived to my home faster than the package sent from Michigan at the same time.
I always order the highest wattage rating that I can find and buying in multipack, lot of them sold in $1 a piece range.
I also prefer white light at 7000k





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Having LED panels for $1 a piece, I junked fluorescent bulbs and put several of those panels into each fixture. Not only energy saving, but I also got the cool white light that I like.
White light is better for reading, regardless you preferences.

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I bought some cheap bulbs from sell at Yitamotor on eBay out of Washington as an experiment for my existing fixtures . That was 5 years ago and they all still work and have had no problems . 10 for $13.99 . They had both bright and soft white . I went with bright as my lenses have yellowed a bit after 50 years . Don’t see how more expensive one would serve me any better .


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ticki2 wrote:

I went with bright as my lenses have yellowed a bit after 50 years .


LOL!!!!!!

I read that and thought, "Jeezus, man! Time to visit the optometrist and get a new pair. Frugal, sure. But 50 yrs!?!?"


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I pulled and tossed all the light fixtures in my Lance and replaced them with new LED fitures. None of that bulb swapping and I hope it works well guessing for me. 5 years in all sorts of weather with no issues


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Buzzcut1 wrote:

I pulled and tossed all the light fixtures in my Lance and replaced them with new LED fitures. None of that bulb swapping and I hope it works well guessing for me. 5 years in all sorts of weather with no issues


Unfortunately, none of the existing available LED fixtures I've looked through on the variety of sites I shop from came close to the style of casing I was after (I'm attempting to recreate some of the period parts from when my 1975 camper was new), which is why I'm using the Arcon units, as they're body style similar to the originals.

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Geewizard wrote:

I've used these and have good luck in all areas of the TC and trailer.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/rv-l........v%20lights&utm_content=RV%20%26%20Camper


This^^

I buy all my LED's and lighting stuff from them. Going on 7 years since my first purchase. Installed everything from curbside lighting for the camper to interior and exterior lighting on all my vehicles. Not a single failure compared to the cheap, China Ebay and Amazon LED's which I purchased about the same time. All those either completely or partially failed within 6 mos to a couple years. Don't bother with cheapo stuff.

I also used Phillips and Sylvania brand LEDS's for both the reading lights in the camper and for turn, tail and brake lights on some other vehicles. No complaints, but they are pricier.


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