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Old 05-16-2015, 02:00 PM   #29
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Uplander thanks so much. This has been on my mind on and off for weeks so I deeply appreciate everyone's responses. Thanks again, Michael
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:36 PM   #30
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I finally started ordering us some LED's for our camper. I got one of the bulbs from the camper and I think it was 8 or 10 bulbs I bought. I don't know that I even have that many sockets inside the camper. I think we have 2 overhead lights and then 4 reading lights and they all had the same bulb n them. So at least I got a start on that now.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:30 AM   #31
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I'm not familiar with a '85 Bigfoot G, but on my 2002 17' There are also 3 outside fixtures and 1 in the bathroom with the same bulbs.

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Old 05-17-2015, 07:32 AM   #32
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You can phase in LED's over time, starting with the most frequently used fixtures. That way you can initially achieve most of the energy savings for something like half the cost.

I just took the plunge on Amazon buying all warm lights and spent about $50.00 overall with several spares left over. I think I bought at least 3 different style "bulbs" to fit my existing fixtures.

Gotta say their cooler operation and increased boondocking time make it well worth it, especially compared to the price of a generator.

I also bought a roll of the Hit Lights (based on Norm's recommendation) and now our closet and pantry have top to bottom light. See closet in picture below. I also added a strip, with a remote control dimmer, over the table underneath the upper cabinet too. That roll added about $20.00 with switches and dimmer.


We are very pleased with the changeover and additions.

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PS. I noticed that some LED's claim they operate at 12 volts, others claim a range of 12-15 volts. Not sure it really matters but I chose the broader range since camper voltage varies quite a bit depending on whether the charger is operating.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:10 AM   #33
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How about these? they come from Washington state and are $15.29 for TEN.

They are "Cool white 7000 kelvin". 48 LED's on a flat panel with double sided tape on the rear.
Other shades of white are listed lower on the page.

They come with adapters for two common bases.

Something to think about is on round bulbs about 1/4 the light is projected outward and the rest is up, down or out the back.
With these all the light is projected outward!!
10x Cool White RV 1141 1156 BA15S T10 921 194 48 SMD Panel Interior LED Lights | eBay

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Old 05-17-2015, 11:47 AM   #34
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How about these? they come from Washington state and are $15.29 for TEN.

They are "Cool white 7000 kelvin". 48 LED's on a flat panel with double sided tape on the rear.
Other shades of white are listed lower on the page.

They come with adapters for two common bases.

Something to think about is on round bulbs about 1/4 the light is projected outward and the rest is up, down or out the back.
With these all the light is projected outward!!
10x Cool White RV 1141 1156 BA15S T10 921 194 48 SMD Panel Interior LED Lights | eBay

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Well the seller may be in Washington I would not count on the lights themselves having been made there

Two things you should know about the ones you have linked to:

They are a Cool White which means they will throw a blue hue.
No mention of the Lumens or Lux or Foot Candle - numbers you want/need to know if you are wanting to figure out if the light will be bright enough. I know a number of folks who have purchased online what they though was a good deal but at the end of the day where not happy with the light level the lights produced.

Many here (including myself) would suggest that a light with a min. of 300 lumens would be what they would buy in order to get decent brightness, but thats just one number to consider, there is actually more to determining how much out put light you can expect from a light based on its Lux or Foot Candle numbers as well - I did not see any of those number of the page detailing the lights you are considering or if there is I missed them.

www.ledlightingexplained.com

Another site that gives you LED Definitions some of which you need to know when buying LED lights is: LED Definitions WWW.LEDLIGHT.COM
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:17 PM   #35
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I bought warm white after reading about how the others hurt your eyes.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:56 PM   #36
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The Cool White LEDs from Bellevue, WA are listed as 192 Lumens:

This listing features 10 pieces of Brand New, super bright Cool White 7000K (192 LUMENS) Wedge 48-SMD LED Light Panel (Include free T10 Wedge & BA15S 1156 adapters). Each LED bulb contains 48 super bright 3528 SMD chips.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:07 PM   #37
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This is where I got mine.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:10 AM   #38
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I've been using "warm white" florescent bulbs at home for years but recently tried cool white ones in the kitchen fixture that has 4 four foot bulbs. Both my wife and I found we liked the light much better! I had warm white made in China LED's in our Casita at the time and ordered 10 cool white China leds and we both prefer them over warm white there too, expecially in the stark white bathroom.

I stand by what I wrote and was only suggesting these as an option pointing out where 3/4 of the light is pointing with round bulbs.

As far as where they are made I can only say what isn't?

Have a good day.

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:14 AM   #39
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That's where I linked to above and have gotten several sets and styles of bulbs from them too

Service is quick and I've found their quality a tad above some I've gotten shipped from China.

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I've been using "warm white" florescent bulbs at home for years but recently tried cool white ones in the kitchen fixture that has 4 four foot bulbs. Both my wife and I found we liked the light much better! I had warm white made in China LED's in our Casita at the time and ordered 10 cool white China leds and we both prefer them over warm white there too, expecially in the stark white bathroom.

I stand by what I wrote and was only suggesting these as an option pointing out where 3/4 of the light is pointing with round bulbs.

As far as where they are made I can only say what isn't?

Have a good day.

Joe
I have used cool white (blue hue) as well in some locations. Personally find it provides a light that works well when doing close up work. I am aware though from past threads on the topic there are a lot of folks who buy LED lights and are not happy about the blue hue they throw off if they haven't paid attention to how the manufacturer describes the light.

My post was simple in response to your questions regarding the lights you asked about and provided the link to, as well as your earlier posts asking about
"how the actual light is identified in LED language"

Glad to hear your happy with the ones you have.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:08 PM   #41
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My local place was $20/bulb 🙀 Luckily I had gotten better info and knew I could get them much cheaper elsewhere.


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Old 05-22-2015, 06:30 AM   #42
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I received my ten 48 LED light panels yesterday and they met my exceptions and I'm very pleased with them. (three days shipping not including the weekend)

I used one in the vent hood replacing the totally useless original bulb using the supplied adapter. I thought I would need two panels there but found one panel taped against the semi-clear fiberglass lens provides a nice bright light over the stove area.

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