Originally Posted by Cat futrell
I am following this thread closely and will look at the others referenced. I do understand your dilema. As you know we are at about the same place in the process of this ligting thing. I have been investigating LEDs as well. I need bright light
to read or do tasks by and that seems to be a little bit of a problem for me. I believe that the lumens of a 100 watt incandescent bulb are about 1500 Lumens. Not certain, it has been several days since that part of my research.
I just don't want to spend the money on lights
that are too dim. For overhead lighting
there is not a real concern, but to prepare food or read, or get out a splinter I need the light
. I have run wires for task lighting
on the shell and am planning to leave the fixtures till I can see the light
production for myself, in person. Maybe at a lighting
store or somebody elses camper.
Untill I find the right lights
Im planning to use my LED headlamp for task lighting. It worked well for me when I tent camped. I look forward to hearing what you finally decide and if you are happy with your outcome. Hope you will follow up and post.
Cathy, I understand that you need some good reading lights
, and I am sure if I aimed one of my new LED lights
out the window, pointed southeast from Vancouver Island to Florida, you will be able to see the light...LOL
Seriously, I am very pleased with the lights I ordered and cannot believe how bright they are. They swivel as well. Great for reading. I have placed 4 in the ceiling and the other 2 are mounted on the wall. Like I mentioned before, you have to do some modifications on the bracket and I just drilled a few small holes for the wires to go to the ceiling. Once mounted, the screws holding the fixture to the bracket do not line up, so I just slipped a piece of 16 gauge wire under the bracket...works good now.
I have one mounted under the kitchen cabinet, and it gives great light to one part of the counter, but I have ordered another one for directly light onto the stove area. I was originally going to buy a 500 Lumen LED double fixture for under the kitchen cabinet at a cost of $70 including shipping, but have since changed my mind as these $15 reading lights give off enough bright light for me. They are not blueish in colour .
Here is the link:
Price 2 for $21: Shows up on a UK web site I just ordered two more and believe they are the same as what I originally received from Hong Kong below
These are the original 3 pairs I ordered and received and have installed Price 2 for $30
Delivery can take several weeks, but I ordered direct from the shipper by paypal and told them I wanted them ASAP. They arrived 3 days later by DHL courier. Shipping was free but DHL charged a processing fee and I had to pay provincial & federal sales tax so the total cost that I paid DHL was only $14.79 for the 6 fixtures.
I did a lot of research on LED lights and cannot stress how pleased I am with them.
Let me know if you need further info...Jim