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Old 06-10-2016, 07:28 PM   #15
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My old trailer had a mixture of older and newer 12V fixtures, all with incandescent bulbs.
I wanted LEDs and I was looking at replacing the fixtures anyway with some LED pucks.
Problem is, over here it's pretty hard to find LED pucks for less than about $15 each.
Then one day at my local hardware store they had some 12V xenon puck in their bargain bin: $1.75 each. Home Depot sells the exact same puck for $20 each !!
I grabbed 10 of them. Total: $17.50!
Then I ordered some LEDs that fits the xenon bulb's G4-type socket.
I paid $3.13 each (DealExtreme.com). I had to make some modifications to the puck to fit the LEDs, but it turned out great! Now I have my pucks for less than $5 each. And they have this nice "brushed metal" finish that matches my interior.
The LEDs I picked are rated for 8V to 30 V, so I'm not concerned about the possible high charge voltage from the converter. Anyway, this type of LED is real easy to find if I ever need a replacement.
They are not quite as bright as the original xenon bulb, I would say about 80% as bright. But they run much cooler, and draw 0.12A versus 1.45A for the xenon bulb (less than 10% of the power draw).
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:37 PM   #16
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DITTO... Replacement bulbs are a fine option and I, for one, chose known quality and bulb specs above price as priorities.

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Lots of folks here have discovered the hard way that often the LED's you find for very cheap on line do not last more than a season or they do not work at all & cost to much to return or they cause interference with electronics in the trailer. So at the end of the day they may not in the long run be the best bang for the buck.

When it comes to LED replacement bulbs the old saying "you get what you pay for" seems to apply.
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:05 PM   #17
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The cost led replacement bulbs on my scamp were going to be too expensive for just the bulbs. The interior lighting fixtures I just ordered all LED fixtures similar to the ones originally over the sink and got rid of those funky reading lights over the table. Now everything works like it should as the fixtures are designed for the led bulbs inside and my battery never goes dead now. I do not recommend the replacement of bulbs only, the fixtures replacements were even a little cheaper through ebay than just the bulbs you guys bought?? That is just my personal experience but I am happy with. also added a led light right over the top of the screen door inside, this allows light at night to see in the side storage compartment as well or an entrance light to click on as you enter the Scamp. Have a great weekend.
When I was redoing my electrical I bought all led fixtures except for the porch light and my track lighting over the sink which i left as 110v since it's mainly for aesthetic purposes. I guess I didn't research good enough and then after I installed it I found that Amazon sells an exact copy of my Bargman porch light but with an actual multi chip led inside for $8. I'm still debating whether it's worth changing it out.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:04 AM   #18
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Lots of folks here have discovered the hard way that often the LED's you find for very cheap on line do not last more than a season or they do not work at all & cost to much to return or they cause interference with electronics in the trailer. So at the end of the day they may not in the long run be the best bang for the buck.
My experience is different.
I've bought literally dozen of products, including many LEDs from online resellers (mostly DealExtreme). Some of these LEDs, including those in my camper, have been working flawlessly for over 5 years now.
Only ONCE I had a LED that was DOA (an H4 high power LED for my car), and ONCE I received a LED that was different from what I ordered (MR16 light instead of a MR11). On both occasions, the issue has been resolved quickly with no fuss, and I never had to return anything. I certainly can't complain about the customer service.
Delivery is slow, and I admit they do sell a lot of junk that you have to sort through, but when the price is 1/2, 1/3 or even 1/4 of the price of the "reputable store" for the same China-made LED, I think I can take my chance. I've never had an LED fail so far.
YMMV.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:37 AM   #19
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I purchased the same bulbs Gordon did at superbright leds. Only issue I had was a tight fit in mini wedge base bulbs so I gently squeezed base together and all went well. I love the Amber porch light. Did not know what Carol just taught me about some blue light being in all leds which bugs are attracted to. Ah well I love the Amber porch light anyway. I only replaced interior and porch light, around $70 bucks. Don't know if that's cheap or expensive but I like them and scamp stuff is fun for me so....😃

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Old 06-12-2016, 09:47 AM   #20
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Parkliner LED option

I am looking into a new Parkliner with the LED option. I would think that from the factory all the necessary LED specific hardware is built in right? I know for example I had to use an LED compatible dimmer switch in our home before installing the new LED bulbs to prevent flickering.
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I purchased the same bulbs Gordon did at superbright leds. Only issue I had was a tight fit in mini wedge base bulbs so I gently squeezed base together and all went well. I love the Amber porch light. Did not know what Carol just taught me about some blue light being in all leds which bugs are attracted to. Ah well I love the Amber porch light anyway. I only replaced interior and porch light, around $70 bucks. Don't know if that's cheap or expensive but I like them and scamp stuff is fun for me so....😃

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Whether an LED emits blue light depends on what kind of LED it is. Older technology LEDs only emit light in a relatively narrow wavelength. My guess is that the amber LEDs are the older (less expensive) technology and if so they wouldn't emit any blue light. Of course, it's possible that they just put white LEDs in there and coated them with amber color...
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #22
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...My guess is that the amber LEDs are the older (less expensive) technology and if so they wouldn't emit any blue light. Of course, it's possible that they just put white LEDs in there and coated them with amber color...
Or, as is the case in the amber bulb that I bought, the bulb was designed to emit amber light by altering the amount of luminum gallium indium phosphide in it. This is not an old bulb. They come in red also, as well as warm and cool white (the last one being bluish).
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