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Old 01-10-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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As one who was boondocking for 5 months last summer I wish I had seen this comparison.
I was thinking of doing to the LED lighting system last year but never got around to it but after seeing this I know I will.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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A little pricey...but at "1/10" the power consumption compared to 1156 incandescent bulbs...I bought two and likely will eventually get two more of the superbright LEDs
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yeah those are good comparo movies.

There is a good long thread in here already discussing these very same LED along with links and discussions about these movies

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=33106
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:26 AM   #4
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A little pricey...but at "1/10" the power consumption compared to 1156 incandescent bulbs...I bought two and likely will eventually get two more of the superbright LEDs
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I know they make cool white and warm white from superbright and i believe it was warm white they used in the demonstration to compare to the 1156........ any chance you can post a link to where you got it?____ if not that's okay just post back when you get them and comment on how close it compares the incandescant 1156 bulb___
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:44 AM   #5
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I know they make cool white and warm white from superbright and i believe it was warm white they used in the demonstration to compare to the 1156........ any chance you can post a link to where you got it?____ if not that's okay just post back when you get them and comment on how close it compares the incandescant 1156 bulb___
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Joe, here is a link to Super Brights home site index:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/site_index.htm

And here is the page where you can get the light shown on video.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/other_bulbs.htm#1142

I do not know if he used the 24 or 36 light configuration but I would guess the 24.
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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I am really, really happy with my V-LEDS warm white 48 LED panels. They consume 2 watts each and are slightly than the 1156 bulbs they replaced. They only have one problem: I put one in the bathroom and it was way, way, way (way way way) to bright. One of these in my porch light and I start wondering whether I'm keeping the neighbors awake at night.



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Just be aware: V-LEDS sells both warm-white and HID 48-LED panels. The HID bulbs put out the same blue-white light that high-end "HID" car headlights do, and while they're not as bright as vehicle headlight the 48 LED HID panels are much brighter than the warm-white panel is. Put "warm white" in their website search box and it'll point you to the right thing. Usually the 48-LED panels are the only warm-white option they have.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:02 PM   #7
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Peter, did you replace the lenses in your lights when you went to the LED's from frosted to clear?

If you did, where did you find the clear lenses?

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Peter, did you replace the lenses in your lights when you went to the LED's from frosted to clear?
No, I kept the stock frosted plastic lenses. I like the look better that way.
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If you did, where did you find the clear lenses?

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If you want clear lenses, maybe try here: Bargman Interior RV Lights Series #73 and #74
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I followed Peters lead and installed the VLEDS 48 light LEDs. But I also installed Clear len's.

Nice soft light, not as bright as 1156's, but the 1156's were starting to burn the old frosted lens anyway.

Left is 1156 and clear lens, right photo is clear lens and 48 light V-LED
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I will have to think about putting in some of these while doing some mods on my Horizon camper. I do wish you could get these in a kit so you could make them up yourself. That might be a little cheaper and I wouldn't mind putting them together. Peter I would like to know how you attached the led panel inside the light fixture?
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. . . Peter I would like to know how you attached the led panel inside the light fixture?
I used glass tape. Others have used double-sided foam tape, and that seems to work as well. I think I'd go with the foam tape if I ever have to do it again.

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Thanks Peter I happen to have some double face foam tape, it good stuff.
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