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Old 01-06-2003, 02:06 PM   #29
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>>Romantic - Reading; Reading - Romantic

Well, I'd like that feature ... although mine will probably be set on the romantic setting most nights.

Not that I don't read much .... just that I .... well, hope springs eternal!

... 7 led flashlight

Streamlight? Sure Fire Huh, huh? What brand you got?
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:11 PM   #30
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Streamlight? Sure Fire Huh, huh? What brand you got?
I have the Streamlight 4AA. I like it alot. After I bought mine, I found it for 1/3 less at a truck stop on sale. Lori said I donít need two.
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:15 PM   #31
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>>Streamlight 4AA

I like that one too! Save up all your other "dead" AA's from other devices ... you'll get hours of free light from the Streamlight.

>>don't need two

Well, what if, in the dark, you go one way ... and Lori goes another?

You'd need two then, wouldn't you? Be prepared

What truck stop??

Flying J?
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:19 PM   #32
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>>Streamlight 4AA
What truck stop??

Flying J?
It is our local Truck Parts house on Hwy 46 in Paso Robles, CA. The sale was in December last year. :o
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:22 PM   #33
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Well, what if, in the dark, you go one way ... and Lori goes another? You'd need two then, wouldn't you? Be prepared
I got Lori the little Brinkman Halogen that Walmart was closing out last year that you told me about. She loves it. (If fact I bought several on their closeout sale.)
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Old 01-25-2003, 06:33 PM   #34
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Led Lighting

I would suggest a small 12 vdc converter that puts out 120 v a/c. I used a 15 watt florescent light that was plenty for our scamp. That was a few years ago but we are looking at another small trailer to start over again.
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Old 03-19-2003, 08:35 AM   #35
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led bulb source

I just ordered some led bulbs- they fit in an mr16 socket( the little two pin projector style) look just like halogen, but are 12 led supossedly in white. when they come in I'll let you know how they work- I plan on putting in an aimable fixture to direct the light where I want it. the price was right - 8.95 each:lol
I found them at this sight:

www.superbrightleds.com
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Old 03-19-2003, 09:44 AM   #36
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Let us know how they work!
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Old 04-08-2003, 09:20 AM   #37
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Led bulbs

I got my bulbs!!!!!:cblob
exactly as described, and for the quoted price.
They use an mr16 base- thats the one for low voltage halogen lights

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e92d846b739cmr16_f.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e92d853e5ee1mr16_w.jpg/>

They wouldn't be bright enough for room lighting, by themselves, but for reading at night- perfect.:sunny I tried them in my basement, and one bulb has close to the brightness of a 10-15 watt bulb, but more focused.
I bought the narrow beam, because I wanted it for reading.

I compared it to the current draw of other bulbs, with my multi-meter and these are the readings I got:
1156 bulb- 2.0 amps
1141 bulb- 1.4 amps
12led bulb- .07 amps

now I just have to pick out my fixtures, and get busy mounting them
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:53 AM   #38
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LED Lighting

I've been on the SuperBrightLED web site before and I don't know how I missed the bulbs you pointed out in an earlier post. I was pretty excited about this and I ordered a couple each of the spot, area and festoon bulb lights.

I agree with your assessment. The spot is bright enough to easily read by but it's still a little tightly focused and the drop off in brightness is fairly sharp. I'm imagining this light over the dinette table.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e92ef0662b3bLamp.jpg/>

This lamp is about $30 US at West Marine. I'd like to find a double headed lamp to put two of the bulbs into in order to broaden the lit area some.
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Old 04-08-2003, 08:04 PM   #39
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I was thinking of something like this one, from home depot.

runs about 50.00 us

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e9371a08e7d43bulbfix.jpg/>

I thought about just removing the heads from that huge base, and mounting two on one smaller base with a switch each.Then putting the third one in a different spot
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:53 PM   #40
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Joe

That is a standard commercial/residential fixture made almost anywhere, and by many manufacturers. Most of them are the same quality - so shop around. 50.00 US for the triple head seems a tad high. (I used to work for an electrical distributor)

You can buy the single head units and each comes with it's own base/finishing plate.

And one other thing - throw away the lamps that come with it (i.e. offshore lamps) as they do not last, especially in areas with vibration such as TT's. Pay a buck more for each lamp and get name brand such as Philips, GE, Sylvania, Iwasaki, etc.


Cheap MR16 lamps do not last.
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Old 04-09-2003, 06:28 AM   #41
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MR16 Lamps

Joe,
I hadn't thought to look for 120v lamps because I thought the MR16 bulb was a 12v only bulb. Good idea. Is there a 120v version of the MR16, or does MR16 only refer to the socket style?

Rick,
We're looking at a LED replacement for the typical halogen MR16. I'm just looking for the fixture and the socket. My sense is that since LEDs don't depend on a filament, they tend to be very robust. And long lasting.

I have a Surefire flashlight with the LED conversion head. I'd like to see a replacement bulb made up with a a few of THOSE LEDs. That sucker would toast bread!
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Old 04-09-2003, 06:08 PM   #42
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I was under the impression that an mr16 bulb meant 12 volt, But I have seen quite a few fixtures that look like 120v listed for mr16 bulbs, and at work we use 24v mr16 for foglights on heavy equipment, so maybe they are available in all voltages.

now all I need to do is find a socket adapter to go to a regular base, and I can use one of the dozen or so desk lamps I could never get rid of at my yard sales.
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