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Old 09-10-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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LED 1156 bulbs

LED 1156 bulbs for interior lights. These lights use less 12 volt power saving your battery. I just replaced the bulbs in my SunRader. They sell for $9.99 ea on the website.
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How many LED's ? How many lumens? What color is the light? How many amps?
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I was at WalMart the other day and they had a package of two of these for 14.95, so I got a pack. I already had flat LEDs with the adapter for most of my Scamp's interior lights from different distributors, as a test to see which I preferred. Those older ones are OK, one being brighter but harsher, and the other being more natural but not as bright. The WalMart bulbs are better than both of those in both brightness and looking more natural. The amps are not listed, but when I did a Google search for the part number IL-1156W-15WK the same bulbs popped up at Autozone at a higher price, and those use 0.22amps, and show 3W, 180 lumens. These have 15 LEDs per bulb.
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Make certain you are comparing apples to oranges with bulbs. Just because they fit an 1156 base, does not mean that they have the same output, or are built to the same standards. You can tell that the ones Chuck is selling have one more row of LEDs around the outside of the bulb. I think they are 300 lumens, as compared to 180 for the Walmart ones. Not saying either one is any better, I don't know either bulb, just make certain you are getting what you want, and need.

I learned the hard way to not buy too cheap, and I know better, as buying cheap is something I rarely do, opting for quality over cost in most cases. I bought some LEDs off of eBay at a great price, but they were not bright enough, not even as bright as the stock incandescents I was replacing. Frustrated, I bought some good ones from superbrightleds.com, and am very pleased with them. Will likely have them for as long as I do the trailer.
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I think they are 300 lumens, as compared to 180 for the Walmart ones. Not saying either one is any better, I don't know either bulb, just make certain you are getting what you want, and need.

I also learned the hard way that buying less than 300 lumens is not going to work well for me... find anything less than 300 to be a big disappointment in regards to inadequate light - especially for reading etc.
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The lights I listed are 5500K Daylight White. I put some in my SunRader Motorhome.
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5500k sounds pretty white, maybe a bit blueish but does not indicate the brightness. I also bought cheap. Although there are 27 LEDS on my bulbs they are very white and not bright enough. Will probably try the gold star lights next time. Has anyone else tried them ? They seem to be well reviewed.
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As been pointed out there are few things you should know about LED lights that require us to read the fine print on the packages carefully.

One is the Lumens & Beam angle. The luminous is the intensity in candelas, rather than light output. Luminous intensity is a function of the angle from which an LED is seen. Two LEDs with the same stated luminous on the package can have very different peak luminous intensities, due to different beam angles. LED's beam angles range from very narrow - around 6° to wide - more than 100°. In other words an LED that is stated to be 200 lumens output but with only a 10% beam angle will have a higher maximum luminous intensity within that beam than one that has a 50% beam angle. Which is why when looking for an LED light that you are planning on using for two people to be able to read under at night (a wide beam needed) a higher luminous is better.

K value:
Warm White (3,000 - 3,500 K) Similar to an incandescent light
Natural White (4,000 - 4,500 K) Very clean white
Day White (5,000 - 5,600 K) Similar to natural sunlight. Much higher than this starts looking very blue.
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This is what I bought about a year and a half ago 36 SMD High Power LED White RV Marine Anchor 1142 BA15D Boat Camper | eBay sadly several of the led's fell off and its not as bright as it used to be...i have a spare but this is the problem with stuff from china...mostly garbage.
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....but this is the problem with stuff from china...mostly garbage.
The problem with the cheap stuff like this from China, stems from what we as consumers want....Stuff real cheap, hoping to find quality without paying for it. I am guilty of this myself

There are lots of things made in China that are of a very high quality, as they have full capability of producing top notch equipment, machines and merchandise.

Though your statement is true, Deryk. The majority of things we see out of China are garbage.
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LED 1156 bulbs for interior lights. These lights use less 12 volt power saving your battery. I just replaced the bulbs in my SunRader. They sell for $9.99 ea on the website.
If a person buys theses lights and they don't like them. They are returnable for a full refund except for the return postage.
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If one is talking about lights for the common scamp cabinet end lights I agree lumens count. If I'm going to enjoy a little before bed reading it helps if I don't have to hold a flashlight in my teeth to see the print.

Power range or regulated also matter. Plugged in the converter will be charging battery so circuit will have more than 12 volts. Possibly up around 14 volts.

I can see a possible use for mix and match, some less expensive lower output for things such as porch or bathroom light. Depending on how much light you need to do your makeup or shaving. Higher lumens for main or task lighting.

Considering that the Walmart bulbs are half the price of the 300 lumen at 1003, 1141, 1156 warm white LED interior lights I also wonder if given the stock fixtures (on mine anyway) needing to direct light out if some of the flat panel lights would work better. Gold Star has some that look promising wide voltage range 250 lumen with a flat panel design. $24 for 2 including shipping.

Amazon.com: Gold Stars 11568305 LED Replacement Bulb 1156 Base 250 LUM 12 or 24v Natural White (1): Automotive

I was also giving some thought to the Gold Star reading lamps at $20 plus shipping.
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If a person buys theses lights and they don't like them. They are returnable for a full refund except for the return postage.
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Which is a way better deal than trying to returning them to some guy in China you bought off of on E-Bay.
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