Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-15-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
Switched inside bulbs to LED

Pulled out all the hot amp drawing bulbs and replaced them with LED bulbs. Found 20 LED bulb/lamps on ebay for $34 and I'm impressed with the results. I'm now drawing with 10 fixtures what I used to draw with 1. I have another 20 on the way to finish all the storage areas, I also have all my exterior porch lights switched as well. Next plan is to order all running, brake etc LED and change those, all of those will cost right at $40. I don't understand why people change the whole light fixture when all thats needed is the bulbs. Great mod to cut 90% of my lighting amp draw.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
BODERRVING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 589
Quote:
Originally Posted by sking View Post
Pulled out all the hot amp drawing bulbs and replaced them with LED bulbs. Found 20 LED bulb/lamps on ebay for $34 and I'm impressed with the results.
Would you mind sharing who the vendor was? We want to change all of ours also, especially the "suntan bulbs" above the bed.

Jean
__________________
Larry & Jean - Chesterfield, VA
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 dually crew cab - Black
2010 Montana 3665RE - New to us
2013 Zinger 30KB - Sold
CrossroadsRV Rally 2013 & 2014 - Northeast Crossroads Rally 2014 - Mason-Dixon Rally 2014
BODERRVING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 08:43 AM   #3
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
Sure thing, I'll have it for you Monday.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
BODERRVING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 589
Thanks sking.
__________________
Larry & Jean - Chesterfield, VA
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 dually crew cab - Black
2010 Montana 3665RE - New to us
2013 Zinger 30KB - Sold
CrossroadsRV Rally 2013 & 2014 - Northeast Crossroads Rally 2014 - Mason-Dixon Rally 2014
BODERRVING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 545
I also change out some of my lights. Found a cheap place online. DX.com
__________________
Lee & Jane and Black Lab Zoey
2008 Ford F250 CC Lariat 6.8L
2011 Crossroads Cruiser 31RK
Faribault MN
LeBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
Full Time Camper
 
BODERRVING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 589
Lee/Jane, would you mind sharing which of the LEDs you got? I am trying to figure out the cool vs "whatever" the other glow was. I got more confused the more I read. Sometimes, information about new products can be overwhelming and with the price I do not want to get it wrong.

Thanks,
Jean
__________________
Larry & Jean - Chesterfield, VA
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 dually crew cab - Black
2010 Montana 3665RE - New to us
2013 Zinger 30KB - Sold
CrossroadsRV Rally 2013 & 2014 - Northeast Crossroads Rally 2014 - Mason-Dixon Rally 2014
BODERRVING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 08:20 PM   #7
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
Mine look like a quarter and are 2000-4000 color range. Anything over the 5000 range looks flourescent/blueish to me. I'll have the info tomorrow when I get to my office and get my guys rolling.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
Here they are http://www.ebay.com/itm/20X-T10-194-...4adcfe&vxp=mtr
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #9
Family Vacation Member
 
englishmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 140
Thanks for posting this. We just took collection of our new 3912 yesterday and have been play camping in the driveway all day. I mentioned to my wife "wow, these bulbs get hot...we should change it all to LED"....so this was a very timely post.

Thanks for sharing.
__________________

2013 Elevation 3912
2017 Dodge RAM 3500HD Dually with AISIN
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
englishmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
Full Time Camper
 
BODERRVING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 589
Thanks for posting the link. The prices look very good also, Now to count the number that we need. We have a couple of "decorative" fixtures that have a different bulb.

It is so nice to have such great campers who share so well.

Jean
__________________
Larry & Jean - Chesterfield, VA
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 dually crew cab - Black
2010 Montana 3665RE - New to us
2013 Zinger 30KB - Sold
CrossroadsRV Rally 2013 & 2014 - Northeast Crossroads Rally 2014 - Mason-Dixon Rally 2014
BODERRVING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #11
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,650
Here's a link to what I upgraded to. They're more money, but have way more Lumens.
http://www.commandelectronics.com/int_led_parts.html

We really like them. They're as good as AC lights , in my opinion.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 10:23 AM   #12
Full Time Camper
 
BODERRVING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 589
Lloyd, which ones did you order? Thanks, Jean
__________________
Larry & Jean - Chesterfield, VA
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 dually crew cab - Black
2010 Montana 3665RE - New to us
2013 Zinger 30KB - Sold
CrossroadsRV Rally 2013 & 2014 - Northeast Crossroads Rally 2014 - Mason-Dixon Rally 2014
BODERRVING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #13
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,650
Model # K-900UPG
You have to know what you have for lens and which style plugin you have.
I also replaced the AC light fixture over the table with this.
K-9020
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #14
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
You can get the same lights I have with more lumins but I didn't want brighter. The brighter lights have more LEDs on the board and cost about $10 more per 20. My goal was to avoid the fluorescent shadowing affect.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #15
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
http://www.makariosrv.com/brilliant-...FRES7AodbD4AIQ. I considered replacing the whole fixture also. Those command electronics bulbs cost more than an entire fixture.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #16
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,650
Yup, but the light they give off is just as good as AC lighting.
I have bought and used just about every LED bulb out there, and I've come to the conclusion--you get what you pay for.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #17
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
I'm good with my purchase, my parents have had theirs over a year without a single problem and they live in their unit. My outside lights I purchased for $4 each are on the second TT in 3 years and still working, I believe I've gotten what I paid for and saved allot of money. Inside factory bulbs are to bright for my liking, the LEDs I purchased are just a little less bright like I wanted, my parents have the same type LEDs as me but with more lumins. Their OLD and need all the light they can get, not me LOL.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #18
Full Time Camper
 
BODERRVING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: VA
Posts: 589
Sking, who you calling old?!? Might have to team up with the parents and ... (you know what)!

Thanks to you and Old Farmer for the information.

Jean
__________________
Larry & Jean - Chesterfield, VA
2014 Ram 3500 4x4 dually crew cab - Black
2010 Montana 3665RE - New to us
2013 Zinger 30KB - Sold
CrossroadsRV Rally 2013 & 2014 - Northeast Crossroads Rally 2014 - Mason-Dixon Rally 2014
BODERRVING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #19
Seasonal Camper
 
sking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 293
Anyone over 43 is old! I myself will be 25 the rest of my life.
__________________
2013 Ram 2500 4x4 pulling a 2014 Zinger ZF31bh 5ver.
sking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 05:20 PM   #20
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 159
Just switching out the bulbs really works? We were quoted a crazy amount
to replace ours with LED lights.
__________________
R & M Hewitt
Dobie Girl, Elise & Dobie Boy, Chiron
2014 CR Rushmore Lincoln
2016 High Country SILVERADO 2500HD DURAMAX/Allison
RJHewitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×