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Old 03-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Does anyone have these LED bulbs?

These are the ones I want - 4 of them.

BrightChoice LED BA15s - Warm White Color- Bayonet Base 36LEDs SMD Bulb - 2nd Generation with 36 LEDs - Replacement for #1156 1141 1073 1093 1129 93 - : Amazon.com : Automotive

They will fit my Scamp 16' right?

Anybody use these?

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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If you are replacing incandescent 1156 bulbs in standard 12 volt RV lighting fixtures then yes, those should fit. My replacement bulbs are larger than that and mine fit into standard fixtures. The important thing is the "Bayonet" base. I think Scamp uses those; Casita uses a different type...
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:18 AM   #3
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Actually I'm replacing interior 1141 bulbs to start with. Will hit the exteriors later.
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Sharon, as Frederick mentioned the base on the one in the photo will work on your Scamps fixtures but I am not sure you want to get the round one. The Lumens rating is pretty low on many of that style. I number of us have gone to the ones that have a flat square surface for inside lighting as they give a bit more light. Look for as high a Lumens as you can find they are all different. Another square flat style looks like this but look for one with more lights and higher lumens rating than the one in the photo. You use a double sided tape to secure the light portion to the inside of the light fixture:
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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I have used the same type as Sharon mentioned in my past two trailers and really liked how well they performed. I could notice the difference in battery life when boondocking as well and could use more lights than would normally use without affecting battery life.
I also used the same LEDs in my 3 outside lights and although not great at really lighting up an area, did give enough light to be able to see in the pitch blackness of some campsites.
Some folks have mentioned they did not get good life out of their LEDs but I have yet to have one burn out myself, so really happy there. I also noticed that the LEDs are a lot cooler running, so no more browning of fixtures or melting of lens covers.

Hope this helps!
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.......... Some folks have mentioned they did not get good life out of their LEDs .........Lonny
One possibility is that they are running the LEDs on the converter at too high a voltage (14 vs 12 volts). We've discussed here that an inexpensive voltage regulator can be inserted upstream of the LED light to hold the maximum voltage to 12 volts.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
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Amico Warm White 48 LED 3528 SMD BA15S Car Dome Bulb Ceiling Light : Amazon.com : Automotive

This type with 48smd count is usually not available with the BA15s base adaptor. I buy this type from another distributor at about 3.50<4.00$ apiece with BA9s adaptor and then make my own BA15s adaptor by soldering an adaptor harness to the base of a burnt out 1141 or 1156 incandescent bulb. I know you do not want to do this.

These are 1-1/2 by 2" and have self-adhesive backing. Before you buy, you need to determine if you have room in your fixture for the flat panel. If they do not light initially, the 2-pin connector to the harness should be reversed to achieve correct polarity. For half the price of the "stalk" type bulb you are looking at, you have very little to lose by giving them a try. The 9smd "stalk" will seem very dim compared to this flat panel printed circuit board type. Amazon has 10 in stock. Maybe there will other offerings but I don't see them often. Your choice.

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I looked again at this listing. Seller is in China. This in itself wouldn't be so bad but this seller has an awful 85% customer rating and averasge shipping time to CONUS is also worse than average. Neewer and BestDeals are both better seller choices but not offering the bayonet base you need. If you want to throw down 5 bucks and wait two or three weeks, you can try this LED panel as an intro but I can't recommend the seller.
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I usually get these from China for about $2 with a 3 week wait. Here is a US seller for a little more.

White Light Panel 48 SMD LED Interior Bulb T10 BA9S Adapter Dome Lamp 12V | eBay
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Tom, I'm still waiting on shipment of heat sinks from Thailand. Should be here 19 March. Then I can solder my voltage regulators. In the meantime I haven't lost any diodes on the nine 36 and 48smd flat panels I have in service. On shore power from house circuit all the time. Every 21 hrs. the PD9245 goes to desulfation for 15 minutes so they appear to be surviving the overvoltage so far. I should leave one fixture on all the time to test further.

I also have several stalk type LEDs and not a single one has retained all its diodes. The solder bond doesn't hold up and some of the elements simply fall off. I continue to use these in the outdoor light and in the shower fixture. I love the light output of the flat panels.

Pardon the diversion, Sharon. Back to your immediate problem.

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That's what I've paid on average buying 4 or 5 count, Tom. Unfortunately, the BA15s bayonet base is the itty bit without which Sharon cannot do. At least that seems to be a good bet as Carol advises that base and she has a Scamp.

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Thanks one and all. Well, last night in a rush I went ahead and ordered the ones I originally mentioned. So maybe I blew it. Anyway, I only got 4 interior ones, and will likely need more (2 more or so), plus I need to get the exterior changed over as well. I'll slow down and make better choices ASAP. I'm sort of being rushed on this whole trailer thing at the moment for several reasons. Real life is like that, always pushing in its own direction on its own clock.

Anyway, I just washed my trailer (new to me 2011 Scamp 16' as of March 10), and today while washing knocked a flippin' rivet cap off. GRRRR. Here I tow it 400 miles without incident, then smack off a little cover (which I couldn't find afterwards) by being careless with a sponge thing. Time to order caps (and rivets and silicone) I guess for "rapid deployment."

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #14
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Ugh - ok, what is it I use to hold the new cap on? Just snap it on? I thought they had to be reinforced with some kind of glue? No?

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