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Old 12-09-2002, 05:23 PM   #15
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Michael and I both bought a multi LED light fixture, but it was too dim for reading. *Michael has information on a super bright unit.
The NEW trick LEDs are over the top price wise. I donít even know if I told you about those Morgan. Luxeon LEDs are $12.50 each.

Now, they last 100,000 hours and give off something like 4 times the brightness of the Bright white LEDs. Also, they use less electricity then any other LED so Iím told.

Too pricy for my little RV.

So what Iím working on is an cluster of 7 Bright White LEDs. I may have a proto type in January.
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Old 12-09-2002, 09:01 PM   #16
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I agree with everyone here. I like those lights. Really seems to brighten up the area nicely! Well done Morgan, you get a big 2 thumbs up... AAAaaaaaaaa!
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Old 12-09-2002, 09:52 PM   #17
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Thanks Steve

The next thing I'll try is to remove one tube from each fixture. If it will run like that, it should use maybe 9 or 10 watts. I'll let you know if it works and if it produces sufficient light.

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Old 12-10-2002, 07:55 AM   #18
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Consider using the two light fixtures that you removed----Power them from one of Charles' jumpits. One suggestion install one in a location that you could reach from bed at night and the other in a storage compartment. (or anywhere you want light and not powered from the TT battery).
Happy camping,
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Old 12-10-2002, 07:57 AM   #19
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Hey Morgan and Michael

Hey, M & M ... please make me one of these 9-volt lights, ok? It would come in handy as a little dry camping light for moving around inside the trailer.

<img src=http://www.benkemp.com/ebay/smasll/R540.jpg/>

Here's how the guy said he made it:

It does indeed use two 5mm, 20 degree Cree (or nichia depending on how cheap I can find them) LEDs wired in series with a 47 ohm resister inside the battery snap. The math tells me I'm driving these LEDs at almost twice their max rated current but I'm counting on people breaking them or losing them long before the LED's toast. All of the voids inside the battery snap and the light head are filled with hot melt glue to offer some resistance to friction and water damage. The wire is tough, nylon coated, 24 gauge solid, 2 conductor intercom wire available at Radio Shack for about 10 cents a foot. The heavy duty battery snaps can also be found at Radio Shack for 40 cents a copy. They are designed to be quite durable
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Old 12-10-2002, 11:37 AM   #20
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Michael

I am interested - can you provide more info / pictures...or did I miss something? :o
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Old 12-10-2002, 11:45 AM   #21
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* * * * * * Consider using the two light fixtures that you removed----Power them from one of Charles' jumpits. *One suggestion install one in a location that you could reach from bed at night and the other in a storage compartment. (or anywhere you want light and not powered from the TT battery).
Happy camping,
Ross
Ross,

That's a good idea, powering my lights from Charles' Jump-its. :banana

I have a Casita, which has lights I can reach from bed and which has no storage compartments (well, there is one, but it's tiny). :chin
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Old 12-10-2002, 11:58 AM   #22
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* * * * * * Hey, M & M ... please make me one of these 9-volt lights, ok? *It would come in handy as a little dry camping light for moving around inside the trailer.

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Here's how the guy said he made it:

It does indeed use two 5mm, 20 degree Cree (or nichia depending on how cheap I can find them) LEDs wired in series with a 47 ohm resister inside the battery snap. The math tells me I'm driving these LEDs at almost twice their max rated current but I'm counting on people breaking them or losing them long before the LED's toast. All of the voids inside the battery snap and the light head are filled with hot melt glue to offer some resistance to friction and water damage. The wire is tough, nylon coated, 24 gauge solid, 2 conductor intercom wire available at Radio Shack for about 10 cents a foot. The heavy duty battery snaps can also be found at Radio Shack for 40 cents a copy. They are designed to be quite durable
Charles, try one of these. :jump-r

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3df62b1b19301LEDlight.jpg/>

Hey, I just noticed two of those LEDs don't light. Time to get out the Logic Analyzer and the Time Domain Reflectometer. :censor
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Old 12-11-2002, 10:02 AM   #23
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Got flashlights

Morgan, I already have some LED flashlights ....

What I want is a couple of LEDs attached to a small piece of wire, with a snap cap to a 9-volt. Better yet would be a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries (because they are cheaper).

Easy, simple, quick LED lighting.

I have a little solar powered single LED "solar candle" thingie ... but often the sun doesn't shine.

Come on! I know you can do it (and is beyond my capability!)! Go to Radio Shack and start playing!

PS Nice pix of that rare snow/ice storm in Phoenix!
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* * * * * * Morgan, I already have some LED flashlights ....

... *Better yet would be a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries (because they are cheaper). *
Charles,

That sounds a lot like my flashlight; "a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries."

:cblob :cblob :cblob

That recipe your friend gave you has a problem. Never use solid wire when it is subject to flexing. Use stranded wire instead.
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I plan to use one of the light fixtures I removed in the okie box (cap) on my pickup. The other is available, cheap.

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One country but at least four words in primary language for the same thing:

Okie Box
Cap
Topper
Canopy

Pete and Rats

PS Yesterday, a woman pulled up outside a store in her little pickup truck as I was walking out into the rain. I noticed that she had a full-sized topper on her short-bed truck, so it was overhanging the tailgate by almost a foot. I told her it would be best not to park there; she replied she was only going to pick up a load right inside the door. I said that wasn't what I meant -- I told her I was afraid her truck would shrink some more and the topper might fall off -- It's nice to see people laugh! :)

Pete and Rats
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* * * * * * One country but at least four words in primary language for the same thing:

Okie Box
Cap
Topper
Canopy

Pete and Rats

PS *Yesterday, a woman pulled up outside a store in her little pickup truck as I was walking out into the rain. *I noticed that she had a full-sized topper on her short-bed truck, so it was overhanging the tailgate by almost a foot. *I told her it would be best not to park there; she replied she was only going to pick up a load right inside the door. *I said that wasn't what I meant -- I told her I was afraid her truck would shrink some more and the topper might fall off -- It's nice to see people laugh! :) *

Pete and Rats
You forgot "camper shell."

Good one, Pete, did the rat ladies put you up to that? ;)
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Old 12-11-2002, 08:21 PM   #28
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quote: ... Better yet would be a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries (because they are cheaper).

I purchased a small folding LED light at Wal Mart that uses 4AA batteries and can be switched between 1 or 2 lights. It measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4. It provides adequate light to get around in the Casita but certainly wouldnít provide lighting for reading. It is made for Energizer (in China of course) and is call Energizer Folding LED Lantern. Cost is about $8.50 or so.
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