LED clearance lights - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-03-2006, 09:52 AM   #1
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Decided to replace the two 2" round red roof marker/clearance lights on my Burro with LEDs. Wasn't necessary but curiosity about this new technology got to me. Two inch round LEDs came, from an ebay source in Michigan. So I see the fixture components are sealed-imbedded in a cake of resin, like a neat plastic pie.

The price was right but now I know why they only cost $2.35 each. They have a plug-in, twist-on bayonette type mount, but came with no mounting grommet/base. I wanted to flush mount the fixtures using the same holes as the old fixtures.

After a day of digestion it ocurred to me I could make my own mount. I soldered wires into the plug-in. Then made a template, and shaped/glued up white plastic into being the twist-on mount. The plastic cut easily with snips and with a utility razor knife. It needed two 2" round plastic disks per fixture. They are glued together with Loctite glue. The inner one had a tapered bayonette mount shape and the outer one added the thickness necessary to clear the mount, alongside with added rubber washer made from an old inner tube.

Hey, it works.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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Myron,

Please send me the link for the small round LED's. The only flush mount ones I found were built to be recessed with a rubber grommet. Looks like yours screws into the fiberglass like the old style. How many LED lights in each one of these?
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Please send me the link for the small round LED's. The only flush mount ones I found were built to be recessed with a rubber grommet. Looks like yours screws into the fiberglass like the old style. How many LED lights in each one of these?
Gary here's a link to the guy's ebay store:
<div align="center">http://stores.ebay.com/TMI-LED-TECHNOLOGY</div>
There are only 4 led bulbs in mine but he has others. Remember mine only screws into the Burro fiberglass like the old style because I constructed my own plastic mounts for that purpose. All you get is the actual, sealed 2-inch light, with a male bayonette mount.
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Gary here's a link to the guy's ebay store:
<div align="center">http://stores.ebay.com/TMI-LED-TECHNOLOGY
There are only 4 led bulbs in mine but he has others. Remember mine only screws into the Burro fiberglass like the old style because I constructed my own plastic mounts for that purpose. All you get is the actual, sealed 2-inch light, with a male bayonette mount.[/quote]

I also had to fabricate new topside mounts for My Burro when I replaced all the clearance lights with LEDs. Went a slightly different route by using the base of the original lights, then glueing the sealed LED unit onto those..

As for connectors, I purchased the two-prong connectors from the same place I got the LED lights (www.buytruckstuff.com)

Regardlesss, it does make the Burro look spiffy...

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