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Old 11-12-2002, 12:11 PM   #15
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Walmart

Walmart ran out of the Dorcy last year. They still have the Brinkman Rebel LED (with three interchangable lens to preserve night vision, etc) for about US$15.

I use "dead to other devices" AA batteries to power up the Brinkman Rebel LED ... works like a charm as Pete says.
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Old 11-30-2002, 08:15 PM   #16
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LED Lights

I was surprised to see on one of the sites given that there is no UV output from LEDs so they don't attract insects. That can be a big plus and another reason to use them everywhere in an RV.

I have a Petzel Headlamp that is a couple of years old. I use it a least couple times a week around the house and have used it for long periods while camping and backpacking. I still haven't had to replace the tiny batteries that came with it.
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Old 12-01-2002, 12:54 AM   #17
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I hadn't heard of that before about UV and LEDs. UV is not only insect attractant; moths circle lights not because they are attracted but because they use normally far-off lights like stars or moon as navigation beacon. When the light is close, the angles change faster and the moth mistakenly thinks he is being blown off course by wind or something, so he turns, banks and dives to keep the light or candle at the same angle and in the process, he circles it.

Also, I know mosquitos are attracted to CO2, given off by your breathing, and body heat, sensed as infrared. One drawback to having my head very near the window while sleeping is that in serious skeeter country, there is a lot of whining going on all nite from my breathing and heat going out the screen.

Hmm, I wonder why yellow lights don't attract as many bugs.

Pete and Rats
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Old 12-01-2002, 08:46 AM   #18
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>>Hmm, I wonder why yellow lights don't attract as many bugs.

Because the stars aren't yellow? :wink
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Old 12-03-2002, 06:15 AM   #19
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Converting reading light to LED?

Has anyone used the LED replacement bulb available at:
http://www.theledlight.com/ledbulbs.html

I have a small reading light mounted over our bed and am considering changing the bulb to a LED to conserve the battery while boondocking.
The one I ordered is the 3 LED with the bayonet base which will fit my reading lamp.
Has anyone considered this?
George Sr
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Old 12-03-2002, 06:21 AM   #20
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Single and Bi-Pin Bayonet Bulbs

The bulb is listed near the bottom of the page under:
Single and Bi-Pin Bayonet Bulbs
The one I am thinking of is the single pin, which will fit my light.
Sorry, for not being more specific in my first post.
Still learning.
George Sr
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Old 12-03-2002, 08:42 AM   #21
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LED

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Sorry, for not being more specific in my first post. *
Still learning
aren't we all, Sir George, I mean George Sr. Hello, and welcome aboard the board. I got to start reading full names. or I'll start thinking your just George , and 'George the oldest living' won't like that.

Now about this LED. That is the cutest little bulb. are they really that much brighter with less energy? I was buying some for the grankids Christmas and didn't think about the number of leds, they all took about the same number of batteries. not having a Casita, I assume the lamp your talking about is a 12v? I'm trying to learn about these LEDs, but I'm too ignorant to ask intelligent questions.
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Old 12-03-2002, 09:36 AM   #22
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LED

LEDs are 'glowing' everywhere you look....... :flowers

From the vcr, answering machine, clock, 10-50 in a cluster as a brake light, etc. Come in all colors, we see mostly green or red. Voltage varies but usually around 2v.

They're easily seen (candlepower) but illuminate (lumens) things around them POORLY........ unless combined with proper reflector and lens. And the color (kelvin) may or may not make a good substitute for the sun (well, thats another measure called CRI, 'Color Rendering Index'). But they're energy effecient and long lasting when compared to incandesent bulbs......
....and neat, and interesting.

Brighter??? depends on the definition of 'bright'. :r
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Old 12-03-2002, 10:42 AM   #23
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Hi Senior George!

Hi Senior George (not to be confused with George, the oldest living camper)!

Hey, I've always wanted to replacement one of my Bargman DC lights with a LED bulb.

Let us know if you try one!

But also remember that the LED light will be more "directional" than the regular 12 volt bulb ... as a result, particularly if you want the light to shine down for reading, you'll have to get a right-angle LED bulb so the light shines down rather than out.
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Old 01-16-2003, 07:03 AM   #24
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LED's

Found a new one and thought everyone might like to see it with bug season on the way....sometime.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e26acf3234c9bugs.gif/>

what do you think?

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Christmas was a great success because of all the LED comments I got each grankid their own LED. only problem, all the kids think they should have one.
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:23 AM   #25
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A powerful little light

I use a Surefire E2 Executive pocket flashlight. It is 4.75" long and 1" in diameter at the lens, about .75 through the body. Weighs about two ounces and has a dull gray machined aluminum body that is heavily checkered. Also has an industrial-strength pocket clip. This little fellow is a 'serious light-giver.' Runs on two long lasting lithium batts that pipe it thru a special hi-intensity bulb. (Do NOT turn it on while looking into the lens!) It has both a tail-piece intermitent switch and a one-hand-usable rotary switch for steady use. It is *much* brighter than a mini-mag and extremely durable. A bit pricey at about $70, but worth it for its durability and if you need to use a sturdy, powerful, handy light a lot. I recommend it.
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:29 AM   #26
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I use a Surefire E2 Executive pocket flashlight.
Charles, Do you have one of these?:wiggly
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a bit pricey

$70!!!!!! Robert, I thought the $35 one was too much. I, for sure, didn't get anybody one of those. wow!. I bought ones around the $15 range. :chin Maybe I could save up and get one for..ME.:) I'm worth it!!:sporty
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Old 01-16-2003, 12:24 PM   #28
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Hey, Jana

You want the Good Stuff-- you gotta PAY for it! Of course, you're worth it. Get one, you'll like it.

(Keep in mind that the lithium batteries are $15 a set-- but they lost a LONG time.)
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