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Old 05-15-2015, 12:22 PM   #15
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Watch out when buying them from ebay or amazon.
I ordered some, the pad type with adaptor, and they were 10 for around $30.00.
Catch is , they ship from China and take about 6 weeks to arrive.
On the good side, they work fantastic !! used one on my outside door light and it lights up the whole area!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:46 PM   #16
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I bought 12 1156 led bulbs for $30.00 from Amazon. They are a cool white as compared to a warm white for the incandecents but for about $2.50 a bulb I'm not complaining.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:47 PM   #17
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I bought mine on amazon with free shipping. Got a pack of ten in with a nice warm white light to them that I like very much. The ones I bought are GRV Ba15's 1156 1141. I got 10 for $55.80.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:23 PM   #18
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Cheaper LEDs

I just got 10 LED bulbs for $25 from Amazon.com.
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I have decided to change my interior light bulbs over to LED.
Went to local RV dealership and purchase one LED to test light quality.
Cost for one bulb...$10.99....OUCH!!!!
The light quality was great but the change over would be way north of $130 @ $10.99 per bulb.....there has got to be a source that would save me some cash.

Anybody out there who has found a low cost source for LED Bulbs.
I'll need a dozen or more to convert every fixture.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:39 PM   #19
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I get mine on Ebay. I have used them all and they work well.
The current draw figures were measured with my Fluke meter
on 12V DC supply.

10pcs BA15S 1156 1141 1073 Car LED Bulb 30 5050 SMD Warm White DC 12V | eBay (0.2 Amp draw)

10x BA15S 1156 1141 Car LED Bulb 24 5050SMD DC 12V Warm White | eBay (0.17 Amp draw)

Warm White Car Interior 48 5050 SMD LED Light Lamp Panel T10 Dome BA9S Adapter | eBay (0.3 Amp draw)

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One of those is Q'ty (10) for $23 - now that is getting us somewhere, I like it.

Last year I bought the long strips of LED's and connected them to the existing fixtures: LED lighting in Scamp 19D
It has been working out quite well.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:45 PM   #20
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My next question is how the actual light is identified in LED language.....
The one test bulb I did buy was perfect and was identified as "Narural White".
It gave off what I'd call a perfect white light.....are all bulbs listed that way?
I guess I just want to do this once.
We do mostly state park type camping with no hook-ups and standard light bulbs draw down the battery way too fast.
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I think it is too much to expect some consistent "LED language", especially when different brands are trying to out-market one another.

Look for "temperature" in degrees Kelvin - that's your only chance to maintain sanity.
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I think it is too much to expect some consistent "LED language", especially when different brands are trying to out-market one another.

Look for "temperature" in degrees Kelvin - that's your only chance to maintain sanity.

Don't forget lumens for light output

Also I would determine if I want LEDs just because everybody has them and gotta keep up, or I really need them to extend battery charge life.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:49 PM   #23
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Here's a link for 10 68 SMD bulbs in Warm White for $24. They ship from LA so no long delay.

10x 1156 BA15S RV Trailer 12V LED Lights Bulbs 68 SMD Warm White | eBay

The Whiter ones sell for $17. Again, that's for 10.

As you'll see, if you want to share an order with a friend, they offer 10% off for two sets.

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Here's a link for 10 68 SMD bulbs in Warm White for $24. They ship from LA so no long delay.

10x 1156 BA15S RV Trailer 12V LED Lights Bulbs 68 SMD Warm White | eBay

The Whiter ones sell for $17. Again, that's for 10.

As you'll see, if you want to share an order with a friend, they offer 10% off for two sets.

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I just switched out a friend's Scamp with these. They are as bright as the incandescents, and very close to the same color temperature. A good deal!
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:46 PM   #25
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Hi guys Michael here. I don't have my camper yet and at this point I'm feeling that I'll be buying used. I already know that I will replace all bulbs with led's if they haven't been. Three questions: 1) do the LED bulbs have the same number or base that the incandescent bulb has, or do you have to replace the fixture; 2) is the brightness (lumens) the same; is there a way to dim the brightness - I've noticed on many interior photos that the light is harsh which I don't like? I tend to like a soft light unless I need the brightness. Thanks!
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1) They come in various bases, including the two main bases used in RVs.
2) They aslo come in various brightnesses and you need to be careful to get close to 300 lumens to match the incandescents.
3) The link I gave earlier is for the warm white version which is actually a little softer than most incandescents.
4) As with incandescents, any dimming would need to come from the fixture, not the bulb.

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1) They come in various bases, including the two main bases used in RVs.
2) They aslo come in various brightnesses and you need to be careful to get close to 300 lumens to match the incandescents.
3) The link I gave earlier is for the warm white version which is actually a little softer than most incandescents.
4) As with incandescents, any dimming would need to come from the fixture, not the bulb.

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Old 05-16-2015, 08:34 AM   #28
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I did some research on the subject of LED language at my local RV dealership.
The owner of the dealership had the best way to help me determine what would work best...he took me into actual RV units (new Travel Trailers in for pre-delivery prep). I got to see with my own eyes. I wanted to avoid that "blue" and/or un-natural light some of these bulbs cast. I found the "Natural White"
To meet my standards and bought one test bulb. The retail cost for one bulb was over $10.00 but the test was well worth the cost...now I can buy off the internet and feel sure I will be a happy camper!
The factory interior lights all were the same and were what the guy at the auto store identified as a "#921".
When doing a conversion from incandescent to LED all you do is match the base type of your current bulbs. Then select either Natural White, Warm White or whatever other name the mfgr has given his product. Try a single test bulb first as this will prevent a costly mistake.....it is all very easy once you do the initial fact finding...no need to change the fixtures.
I am about to order a dozen from Amazon...best price...least negative comments from other RV reviewers...my bulbs translated to #92111803...921/T15 wedge base...190 Lumens..Natural White.....I did note all these bulbs had a very broad operating range for safe voltage...from less than 12Volts thru 24Volts.

Cost for a dozen...$69.95..... Much better than over $10 each at the RV dealer!

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