Here are pictures of my new Trillium tail lights
If you search LEDs on eBay you will find automotive type LED modules for under $2 with free shipping from China. I ordered in some of the wedge type (typically used for dashboard lights), and a white 1watt LED in a bayonet socket for license
plate. The rest was a scrap piece of circuit board material and some solder and epoxy. While you are on ebay, check out the white festoon LED arrays (also under $2) which make excellent replacements for existing interior lights
(also requiring a bit of solder and epoxy.
LEDs are constantly increasing in lumens per watt and these are quite bright and draw significantly less current than the original incandescent bulbs. Two ways of extending your off grid camping period are, solar
panels and draw less current. Currently the only thing I use 12V for is interior LEDs and the fan on my furnace
. I ran the numbers and figure I can camp comfortably for 2 weeks off the battery
. I do have a 55W solar
array but usually leave it at home unless I plan to run the furnace
for an extended period.
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