When it came to putting new interior lights
into my trillium
this summer I could not get over the high cost of LED lights
. I love the low current draw and the low temperature but the cost was quite high. So I bought the regular incandescent light
fixtures and went on ebay for some LED bulbs.
They were less than $4 each and came with a bunch of bases to fit what ever style of bulb you were replacing. Or so I thought. Turns out that the bulb style I had was not included so I modified the original bulbs. I could have hard wired the leds but I like the thought of changing back easily if they should for some strange reason ever fail.
I purchased the warm white version but it was still too cold for me. I like a nice warm light
in my trailer when I cosy down for the night. So I cut up a light
orange coloured divider that my son had and taped it over the LED panel. Works great.
The old incandescent drew 1.5A and the new pannel, that is just as bright, draws less than 1/5 A (200mA). That means I can have all of my LED lights
on for less power draw than one old light for the cost of about $20