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Old 07-26-2013, 05:42 AM   #15
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And now for a 3rd opinion. Pick the colour and intensity for the intended purpose. The white is good for task lighting, such as over the counter. The higher powered warm whites are nicer to read by the lower powered are nice for ambient lighting. The average person has different lighting throughout their home, why not their trailer.

I've been toying with the idea of using a single red LED as a night light.
I agree with Roy,
I'm installing cold white (6000k)led strips inside the cabinet.
Warm white (3200k)as general lighting .
And i have a red strip by the door that serves as entrance light/ambiance light when we are at the front dinette. A few "reading" sngle lightwill be placed at a few spots.

One thing i like to do with led is use reflexion to create the ambiant light, that way everything is lit up but you dont get light blinding you.. I does not work with all trailers but with the uhaul it should work nicely with the shinny FG.

I'm also thinking about putting a light "in between " the two fiber shell to. Create effects.. Dont know if it will work but it sure would be nice
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:59 AM   #16
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Like what I did to my Escape Roy? I installed little led red lights with a microswitch and at night it gave off a nice night light glow.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
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Like what I did to my Escape Roy?
Exactly. Low enough to let you see and find things at night. If it was too bright - it might have strangers knocking on your door all night.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #18
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I sell quality LED interior lights single or double pancake at FiberglassTravelTrailersRV.com
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #19
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What's CHEAP? LED trailer lights has some nice LED replacement lamps with the B15 base , just swap the lamps and your done . 315 lumens ,warm white color with voltage regulation. I used them in my Scamp and they worked great,well built & NO LED failures in 3 years. Plus they come with a guarantee
Yes there are less expensive lamps on the market!!
Eliminating the heat from the incandescent lamps was as much of a factor as power savings as a reason to change to LED lamps IMHO
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What website did you use to get your led replacements.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #20
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I could use some help finding 12 volt LED lights too. I'm looking for a fixture with a swing arm or gooseneck for reading to install on a shelf just above my dinette table. I'm not really finding anything. Is it possible to retrofit a regular light? I don't really know much about 12 volt lighting or LED's.
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here are a bunch of 12v lamps that can be converted to led once you determine what type bulb you need Search - lamps - Camping World
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #22
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has anyone tried these?

LED Strip light, Waterproof LED Flexible Light Strip 12V with 300 SMD LED, 3258 Cool White. 16.4 Foot / 5 Meter. With 3M Adhesive Back. By Olympic Lighting - Amazon.com

I am thinking about running a strip down the center of my Scamp. I like lots of light and my scamp is kinda dark (for me). Use whatever is left for inside the closet, under the cabinets etc. I need to figure out a switch for them. Maybe just put in a rocker switch from Radio Shack,
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #23
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I replaced all the bulbs in my Scamp with LED from M4.

Fast service and good products. The Super Bright COB LED Plate really lights it up.
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You might well regret getting the blue-white "daylight" LEDs. They're most people find they're a little hard on the eyes. Look for something marked "warm white." They're a bit more expensive to make or buy, but worth the extra few dollars, IMHO.

I just bought these on eBay: 5M 3528 LED SMD Flexible 300Leds Strip Light Car Motor DIY Warm White BRIGH12V | eBay

They're the non-waterproof version, and you might prefer waterproof if you're going to use them in an exposed location, but these non-waterproof LEDs cost me well under $4.00 and work in the application I use them in. I've gotten waterproof versions as well for very little money using the strategy of patience first and bid for something I'm interested that has an auction ending before 8AM EST/5AM PST and after 8AP EST/5AM PST just before heading to bed.
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Yes they come in all colors, even a set of three RGB in one strip if you want to dial in a color. I was really asking the generic "have you used these" not "have you used this exact..."

I'm trying to get a feel for how much light these put out.
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I replaced all the bulbs in my Scamp with LED
The PO already did that. I like LED but when I am looking for something or trying to do something I want BRIGHT... The various lights scattered around the scamp don't really light it up bright.
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The rule of thumb for warm white LEDs is they consume 1/8th to 1/10th as much power as an incandescent bulb when you cluster all your LEDs into one spot. The most used incandescent in trailers is the 1.5 to 1.8 Amp, 18-22 watt 1156 bulb, so, if you replace an 1156 bulb with a 40 LED, 2watt LED tubular bulb replacement.

These 5M, 300 LED strip lights burn around 14 watts, the equivalent of 7 1156 bulbs, but allows you to distribute that light a little more evenly around the trailer than 7 single-point lights can, a fact borne out by the judicious placement of 30 watts of warm-white LEDs throughout our 19' Scamp 5th Wheel.

Back to our 5M lengths of LED strip lights. Having just arrived today and been tested just before I posted this, I'll buy another 5M strip and install them in our 14.5' Surfside tear-down and make-over project trailer. I'm planning to use about 7 meters of the stuff, cut into lengths (something that's easy to do with the non-waterproof version, but not the vinyl-encapsulated waterproof ones) and installed under the cabinets over our kitchen counter, front dinette, and in the dome of our ceiling, these lights will form the basis of our trailer's lighting system. Add in another 5 or 6 LED "spot" reading lights, and our trailer will burn 30-35 watts when they're all turned on, considerably less than just two incandescent bulbs but more than enough to look like the bright light at the end of the tunnel that turns out to be an oncoming fiberglass trailer project. ;-)

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You can also use any low voltage under counter LED light rated at 12V DC. Many of the "puck lights" available at home improvement stores are 12V DC just check the packaging for details.

Here are what I used:

Information on the LED lights I used
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