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Old 06-08-2016, 10:12 PM   #11
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Just put 921 warm white bulbs from M4LED in my Clipper 17FQ. The light color is the same as the incandesant bulbs. Before, turning on one light fixture resulted in the converter cooling fan coming on. Now I can turn on every light in the unit and it doesnt come on! A bit expensive vs. some of the others. I believe you get what you pay for.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:37 AM   #12
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Regular incandescent bulbs are about 2700k color temp, so if you want to match that color then you need LED's that are somewhere between 2500k and 3000k in color temp.

4000k is a little whiter with some faint yellow.
5000k is pretty white
above 5000k and you're getting into the bluish color.
Sunlight is about 5000k.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:51 AM   #13
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Regular incandescent bulbs are about 2700k color temp, so if you want to match that color then you need LED's that are somewhere between 2500k and 3000k in color temp.

4000k is a little whiter with some faint yellow.
5000k is pretty white
above 5000k and you're getting into the bluish color.
Sunlight is about 5000k.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:22 PM   #14
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Try these guys, They are great to deal with, We have about 30 of there bulbs in our MH and our other trailers, Great products.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:27 PM   #15
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Try these guys, They are great to deal with, We have about 30 of there bulbs in our MH and our other trailers, Great products.
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I'll second (or is it now "third"?) this recommendation. I went with their "natural white" throughout my new Pursuit... they are somewhat "cooler" than standard incandescent lighting but not nearly as "blue" as the "cool white." Very pleased with the upgrade.
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For my bathroom, garage, and even the bedroom I need "bright" lights. I bought some LED off Ebay and the one set is fine for some of the rooms but the garage is too dark, the bedroom in certain spots are dark and my wife says the color is about impossible for putting makeup on. In my house I have "daylight" halogens and am just now starting the switch to LED as they burn out.

I tried Warm White (4000K-4500K) in bathroom but not bright enough.
Cool White(7000k) is too "blue" which is what's in my garage and bedrooms. This was in the bathroom but just switched to warm light but don't care for them.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:41 PM   #17
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I found a "natural white" light on that M4 site. They seem to correspond with what Bama Rambler wrote.
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When selecting LED's (& CFL's to some extent) you need to look at two numbers.
Color Temp xxxxK & Lumens.

Color temp is the color of the light emitted and lumens is how bright it is.

If you're looking for the brightest bulb you can find. Once you find the correct base, you need to decide what color you want and then find one with the highest lumen output. If you want to match an incandescent lamp you can find the designed lumen output by searching the internet and then find an LED with about the same lumen output. As said earlier, incandescent lamps are about 2700k color temp.

I personally prefer white light (~5000k) and use it for everything. I do not like blue light and won't buy anything above about 5000k color.

It's going to take a while for us to adapt to the new way of rating lamps, but as time goes on we'll get there.
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Ebay prices are the best

Even if you buy from US suppliers, the LED's were made in China (probably from the same factory). Shipping is fast from China, really a seamless transaction.

I had better luck with LED's that had light bars all around, rather than a flat plate. They just look better behind the moldings. The only lights I haven't changed in my rig are the spotlights, which we rarely use anyway.
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Even if you buy from US suppliers, the LED's were made in China (probably from the same factory). Shipping is fast from China, really a seamless transaction.
Shipping from China is really difficult for me as we move every 1-2-3 weeks. I could have them sent to my mail service, but then I'd have to pay for shipping to wherever I am at the time.
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