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Old 05-15-2015, 09:35 AM   #1
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LED light bulbs???

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, 09:43 AM   #2
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I don't remember where I got mine Patrick (I'm at work), but it seems to me I paid about that much for 5. I got 5 warm and 5 cold for the interior of our egg. Maybe Amazon? I know you can find them much less expensive on-line.

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Old 05-15-2015, 09:48 AM   #3
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Give Chuck a try .

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Old 05-15-2015, 10:12 AM   #4
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Search this forum. I found inexpensive LEDs on ebay that have done very nicely for a 1/4 of the price of that as I recall.
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Yup, ebay is where I got mine. Thanks for the reminder Mike, I couldn't remember. I found the best prices on ebay.

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Old 05-15-2015, 10:15 AM   #6
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Enter "tmart" in your search engine. If your bulbs are #1156 enter that into Tmart's search. If you have a different bulb number enter that. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at their prices. Plus, they do free shipping.

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LED Lights are they worth it/

As with many things it depends. If you're going to traveling and camping for long periods of time off the grid with no hookups then they're probably worth the cost. If you're mostly week-end camping or almost always have electricity hookups then they they're probably not worth the expense.

I've touted and use LED lights because I'm never connected to shore power and camp up 30 days in one place. The concern is battery drainage.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:18 AM   #8
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LEDS on Ebay

Hello,

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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Super bright LEDs . Com just got all outdoor lights, waterproof door bulb and replacement bulbs for fixtures. Fast shipping and good prices.


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I've used several types of LEDs over the past 6 years and the prices have really come down while the light intensity went up.
The set I bought this Spring were from ebay, with search string 68 SME LED
They are the cylindrical type with 68 LED elements and come in wedge or bayonet mount, warm white or cool white. Very bright.

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As with many things it depends. If you're going to traveling and camping for long periods of time off the grid with no hookups then they're probably worth the cost. If you're mostly week-end camping or almost always have electricity hookups then they they're probably not worth the expense.

I've touted and use LED lights because I'm never connected to shore power and camp up 30 days in one place. The concern is battery drainage.

I like the fact they don't give off the heat regular bulbs do.
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I like the white light they provide for reading. I like not having to replace incandescent bulbs, that they stay bright over a larger range of voltage, they drawer a lot less power, they don't heat damage the plastic lenses, ...

We have them in our Florida home, replacing most of the 110 incandescent bulbs. They pay for themselves in short order.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:44 AM   #13
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the 48LED sticky pad ones listed above on ebay is what i used, replaced all the lights in my trillium, output is the same as the old bulbs with much less draw, i'm a fan.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:17 PM   #14
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There are any number of sources much cheaper.. but the thing to watch out for is the color temperature. The eariler ones, and still some of the cheaper ones, are sometimes very bluish and can be hard on the eyes.
To quote from CNET:
If you want to get technical, light color (color temperature) is measured in kelvins. The lower the number, the warmer (yellower) the light. So, your typical incandescent is somewhere between 2,700 and 3,500K. If that's the color you're going for, look for this range while shopping for LED bulbs.
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