For all the usual reasons I decided to replace the porch lamps and all the interior lights
in the trailer. No heat, much less amperage, long life and better color light
were all part of my rationale. I know this is no big deal to all of you that completely rebuild and mod your trailers, but if there are any fence sitters thinking about doing this, I wanted to share my research results, possibly saving you some time.
As you probably know; the choices for replacement bulbs are endless. These were what I found, tried, and am very happy with. I changed out all my interior lights
and the two porch lights
so far. LED technology is changing rapidly, and I wanted to take advantage of the most recent designs. All the lights are in the 4,000 to 4,500 Kelvin temp range, which translates to a natural white light
. They were all dramatically brighter than the bulbs they replaced.
I replaced the 4 overhead area lamps (#921)with these lights. One advantage of this design is that they swivel to put the light
where you want it, although they do have a broad beam pattern. They are 250 lumens each.
Amazon.com: Gold Stars 92111805 LED Replacement Bulb 921 Base 250 LUM 12 or 24v Natural White: Automotive
The other 2 lamps I replaced were the overhead reading swivel lights (#1141). These are only 120 lumens, but plenty bright for reading without keeping your partner awake.
Finally I replaced the porch lights (2 ea.) with these bulbs. They are 250 lumens each, and also swivel to direct the light if desired. Amazon.com: Gold Stars 11568305 LED Replacement Bulb 1156 Base 250 LUM 12 or 24v Natural White (1): Automotive
Total cost was about $76. I am very happy with the quality of the bulbs and just as happy with the results. This company makes many more styles to fit whatever fixtures you might have. I'm definitely looking for them when I change out the tail and marker lights. I don't work for them, and don't own their stock, just wanted to pass on this info to anyone considering doing this.