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Old 07-29-2010, 08:16 AM   #15
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sometimes things are sooooo simple!!
I had the whole LED thing sooooo... wrong I thought I had to re-wire the whole trailer --why I have no idea --too much tech talk??!!
now I see I just need to change to light bulbs DUH!!!-this I can do!!!

thanks for keeping it simple aka KISS
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:40 AM   #16
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I've had my LED's since February and have had no problems with them. I've heard something in the past about reflection but don't remember what is was.

As you can see the Revolution plugs into the light bulb socket with the LED directed out. It's called revolution because you can revolve a bit to direct the light correctly. Now the one John used does the same are far as directly the light out as you can see in his picture. I liked the idea of simply plugging in the Revolution as compared to having to mount the little square pad as John does.

There are other plug-in LED's that have the LED all the way around and then some that have the LED's on the very end. To me they seem less efficient than either my bulb's or John's. Maybe that's where the reflection issues came in.
Thanks again for the info.

I logged onto Amazon.com to check out the Revolution LED bulbs, and they are currently out of stock.

Where was your source?

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Old 07-29-2010, 12:40 PM   #17
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I purchased mine while in Quartzsite, AZ at Gamblers RV, $14.95

You can find them at www.pplmotorhomes/parts/rv-lights/12vledbulbs a bit pricey
at $23.95.

I saw them at Porter RV in Coos Bay, OR last week for $17.95 They have an online catalog.

This is the 150 Lumens not the 200 lumens which is much brighter.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:04 PM   #18
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I purchased mine while in Quartzsite, AZ at Gamblers RV, $14.95

You can find them at www.pplmotorhomes/parts/rv-lights/12vledbulbs a bit pricey
at $23.95.

I saw them at Porter RV in Coos Bay, OR last week for $17.95 They have an online catalog.

This is the 150 Lumens not the 200 lumens which is much brighter.
I understand that we're talking about the 150 Lumens.

I have been researching LEDs and, for a little more than $24, I can purchase LED fixtures with the bulbs. So, I think I'll try to get the best price possible on the Revolution plugs.

I will be driving through Quartzite in December and can wait till then. In the meantime, Amazon.com may be restocking that product. I'll also try your Coos Bay source.

I have to say, you seem to spend a lot of time at RV stores while on the road.

Thanks again for your input!
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:47 PM   #19
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I have to say, you seem to spend a lot of time at RV stores while on the road. [/QUOTE]

Actually I don't.

I'd never been to Quartzsite before and LED's were on my mind when I went there so I sought them out and was happy I did.

I have no RV parts place here where I live and needed replacement covers for my running lights. I took the opportunity to go to Porter's while at the Oregon gathering.

I do keep lists of things I might like to look at with hands on., just in case I happen upon an RV parts store which is rare. I've never been a catalog orderer which is what the web seems like to me. I like hands on before I make a purchase.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:48 PM   #20
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1141 or 1156

I am curious about the difference between 1141 bulb bases and 1156. The ebay seller the OP (Perry J) referenced has the same items (2x 1156 36-LED panel) but Scamp says their trailers take 1141 bulbs for the interior fixtures (1156 for the tail light single filament top bulb): Scamp Trailers - Frequently Asked Questions
Are the 2 types interchangeable? I bought some (more expensive) LED bulbs in the circular format as 1156 replacements for about half of the interior lights in my Scamp 16 a few months ago, and would like to upgrade the rest, especially at this price. The flat panel seems particularly well suited to the Scamp dome lights. Can I use the 1141-type bulb?

EDIT: Never mind. After reading the description more carefully, the ebay seller also lists 1141 bulbs as among those this LED will replace. I will give it a try.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:12 PM   #21
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The problem with LED bulbs in an incandescent fixture is the fixture is designed to reflect
the light from the old style bulb, so the LED doesn't really work very well and is actually
dimmer than what it replaces.
Here is the quote about LED bulbs in incandescent fixtures.

I also saw something about taping the inside of the incandescent fixture to alleviate this problem. Anyone know about this?
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Here is the quote about LED bulbs in incandescent fixtures.

I also saw something about taping the inside of the incandescent fixture to alleviate this problem. Anyone know about this?

Jane, I have tried the round LED lights and the directional led lights at a cost of 7 to $14.00 each.
I gave up on LED lighting as I didn't want to change fixtures, didn't like the expense or the lack of light until I discovered these comparatively inexpensive lights.
I enjoy reading and these are the first lights that work in my trailer fixtures that put out enough to read comfortably.
When you have 36 bright LEDs on a 1 1/2 inch square panel it barely need a reflector.
They work better than any LEDs that I have tried.
I have LED lights in every fixture in my 16' Scamp for about $30.00.
Any other change over would have cost 75 to $100.00 and not have been as satisfactory.
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I attached a pic of one of the fixtures in my Scamp with the self sticking LED panel.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:06 PM   #23
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I found that quote regarding the use of reflective tape when installing LED bulbs in incandescent fixtures. Wouldn't you know, it came from Frederick?


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Does your light fixture have a highly polished mirror reflector inside? These could work [b]IF it does.
My slimline fixtures had only a gloss white painted (Plastic?) surface, and it was not reflective enough for LEDs which are highly [b]directional, unlike incandescent. I have a roll of tape which has a mirror finish to make reflectors out of, got it at an industrial hardware store.
John, I see that you have been researching LEDs for some time.

Luckily for me, I have lots of time to make a decision regarding LED replacements.

I think that the connectors on one or two of my fixtures may be going bad. If that is the case, I may as well purchase new LED fixtures and bulbs. That would be very expensive and so I'll just "wait and see" what's happening with those fixtures.

If I do go to bulbs alone, given Frederick's tape idea, I'll want to find a quality product that fits my needs. I like your idea. I'll be interested in how well your new bulbs hold out over time.

BTW, I inserted your item number in the EBAY search area, and they came up with zip responses. Ebay may no longer be carrying those LED bulbs.
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For what it's worth, the 150 Lumens Revolution lights are back in stock at Amazon.com for $15.05 ea.
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Jane, some of my LEDs have burned over 50 hours with no problem.
I just ordered 2 more. I'm going to put a light in the exterior storage on my trailer and in the closet.
Item #170521701173. They also carry other types of LED lamps
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