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Old 01-29-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
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just renewed our membership we added solar panels 6volt batteries(4) new yamaha generator,now going to put led lites inside
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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laurie, I have a friend that is installing LED lights in his trailer and I have to admit they look a lot better than the ones that came in the trailer and they put off a nice white light. They also stay cooler than the stock ones.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:23 AM   #3
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acording to jirahled (a led company in california) a lot less draw on the batteries
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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LED lights help the environment (Global warming, it's now 0 in northern KY) but it does make more sense.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:54 AM   #5
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minus 10celcius tonight global warming ????????????????????
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:21 PM   #6
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Be prepared for a price shock. I upgraded to LED lighting about one year ago and I think I spent 250-300 to upgrade the trailer. If I remember, there were 7 ceiling lights that took 2 bulbs apeice, 4-spot lights, and 3 wall mounted lights. Yes, they do provide a whiter light, run a BUNCH cooler and yes, they do save a ton of energy. Example.....with the old lights, I could turn on the living room lights which was 3 ceiling lights, the fan on the converter would start to run. As I turned on more lights, the fan would ramp up in speed. After the conversion, I could turn on every light inside the camper and the converter fan would still not turn on. Even after having the lights on for several hours, you can still place

your hand on the lens, it is warm, but not so hot you can't touch it. I am working on finding something to adhere to the led light so that it wont rest directly on the lens and maybe provide a bit more lighting. It was an investment, but I also kept the old bulbs so when it does come time to upgrade, the LED's are going with me!!!

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Old 01-29-2010, 02:25 PM   #7
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the lites that I ordered comes with 2sided tape just peel tape off and stick it in place
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:19 AM   #8
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For anyone that has upgraded to the LED lights, are you using single replacement bulbs or are you replacing the guts of the light fixture? The reason I ask is while looking at campers this past weekend at a local RV show, I noticed several campers with LED lights that looked like they filled the entire light fixture. They put out some impressive light. When searching for replacement lights for my camper, I initially found some that were just an LED bulb. The site listed them for $5 each, but I wonder if they will put out enough light? Anyone have a website of the bulbs they are using now that you are happy with their performance?
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This is where I got them.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2Fled_pro ds.htm

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That's the same site I stumbled upon. Did you use the standard BA9s as a replacement bulb or the PCB series that has a whole computer board of LEDs?



Laurie, what kind and how many solar panels are you using? Are you using them to recharge or just maintain the existing charge? Edited by: Monty
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