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Old 06-29-2016, 12:56 PM   #61
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I just ordered bulbs for our little round halogen light fixtures. They are the G4 bulbs in T3 size, as far as I can tell. I had a mix of 10w and 20w bulbs before and am trying to replace them all with 20w bulbs. (What can I say- we like a LOT of light.)

This is what I ordered for those:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C8J7U3U/

And then I have a couple of random other fixtures that needed bulbs..

1156/1141 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKKJCLO/

1076/1142 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKN2P60/

And, for some of the initial RV light fixtures, we have a few that are right above your head. I wanted something a little dimmer for them and opted for these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0135S7240/

But all of these, now I wait on Amazon shipping. Most will get here Thursday and Friday. One set gets here Tuesday which will likely be after we leave this campground. I'm going to have to get friends to send them to us at the next campground down the road.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:40 AM   #62
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I'm probably not describing this exactly right, but here's my basic understanding...

You want to look at the number of LED chips, the brighter it is. The type of chip (eg 5050) indicates the brightness.

This link has 30 of the 5050 chips. They are super bright. Way brighter than what I replaced. I've actually ordered a dozen and have replaced all of my bulbs.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
(Edited to correct this link- it was super wrong.)
So these are the ones you got that were extremely bright? I see a 2 pack for $13. A little more than I wanted to spend but I might try 2 of them at first and see how they do.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:43 AM   #63
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So these are the ones you got that were extremely bright? I see a 2 pack for $13. A little more than I wanted to spend but I might try 2 of them at first and see how they do.


Yes they are. I did the same- bought a pack of 2 before committing to a bunch more packs.

The difference in our bunkhouse is astounding. At night, it was difficult to read without an extra light but now, the room lights up so nicely!
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I wonder if these would be similar 10x Super Bright White T10 68 SMD LED W5W 194 921 168 Reverse Backup Light Bulbs | eBay
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:51 PM   #65
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No idea. I know I was look for the "5050 SMD" LEDs as I think they're the brightest. Being 30 of them on each individual bulb indicates how much brightness they have.

I used this page to get an idea for what I was looking for when I looked at bulb specs:
M4 - Information about RV LED Lights and Rated Lumens

As for your eBay link, I don't think I'd like the whiteness of that light. It looks like it would be too white for my comfort. I wanted lights that were only slightly whiter than incandescent bulbs.
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And then I have a couple of random other fixtures that needed bulbs..

1156/1141 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKKJCLO/

1076/1142 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKN2P60/

And, for some of the initial RV light fixtures, we have a few that are right above your head. I wanted something a little dimmer for them and opted for these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0135S7240/
I've installed each of the above bulbs and they are all very nice for their purpose. The 1156/1141 bulbs might actually be a bit too bright for where I'm using them (over our dining table).

The 1076/1142 are being used in a wall sconce and give off a pleasing light.

And the dimmer 921 bulbs are just about perfect for what I'm using them. I think I might have liked a bit more yellow of a light, but it's close enough.

I still need to install all of the small halogen replacements. I'm putting it off as those fixtures suck.
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Just got my first two bulbs but I am not camping for the next two weeks. The bulbs are huge compared to the ones I ordered before. Hopefully bigger means brighter!
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I installed the two bulbs I bought and day tested them in the bathroom. Much Much brighter output. My wife thinks they will work also so I will be ordering 12 more of them. Pricey but the low heat output and brightness level makes it worth it. The other bulbs I have should be sufficient for where they are.
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Electra...so what bulbs did you go with?
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I got these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

GRV T10 Wedge 921 194 30-5050 SMD LED Bulb Lamp Super Bright Warm White Dc 12v Pack of 2

I am not a full time rv'er but the low heat output and the higher brightness suites me. I ordered 14 total bulbs to replace in my camper.

Even in my house I tend to use the daylight halogen and LED bulbs just because I can't tolerate the yellow or soft white bulbs.
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