Another LED thread, my results
After all the threads, discussions, etc, couple months ago I purchased and installed my LEDs. I purchased two different to account for
1) see if one purchase was a dud
2) compare brightness and tone (some complain about certain lights)
Overall, very happy with them. We usually don't use too much juice since we boondocks. On a 3 day weekend, we will draw down our batteries pretty low, but 3 days without charging is normal. We don't run high load and the fridge runs off of propane so lights and occasionally charging a phone/camera battery is about all the electricity we use.
First one ----- HERO-LED T10WG13T-CW 12V DC T10 Wedge 194 921 168 Ultra Bright 13-LED 5050 SMD LED Bulb, 20-Pack, Cool White
Second type ----- XT AUTO Supper Bright 20 x White T10 Wedge 5-SMD LED Light bulbs W5W 2825 158 192 168 194
I found them both to be quality, with the Heros seeming to be packaged a little better (nothing against the XT Autos) but the hero were in individual boxes, the XTs were just all tossed into a plastic bag. Both easily plugged right in, every single LED worked (no duds).
The main difference is the Heros are a brighter, whiter light than stock. The XT Autos are perfect for the bed areas where you want a more muted, dim light for reading next to someone sleeping. They are too dark for areas I want to be well lit. Neither created any heat, whereas the stock bulbs got hot fast.
After replacing, we went out for a 3 day trip. We barely used any electricity at all. If we get another successful test, I would consider not bringing my genie for a short 3-4 day boondock trip. Really happy with both, sure wish I had made the swap last season, even at the cost for the heros.
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