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Old 07-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Name your price for LED's

What would you be willing to pay for LED lights in place of all the ceiling lights in a Class C?

Just an FYI, testing shows (with about 32 lights on) they last 6 times longer than incandescent lights. Not sure about the heat savings...but I'm guessing its a good amount.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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I found a user who has started a business selling these to other RVers on the R-Pod User group. I changed out all of our bulbs inside and out for about $75.00. I recently ask him about our new Surveyor and we are sending him a list of bulb sizes but last time they cost between $ 4.00 and $7.50 depending on the size. I think the most expensive was the out door light that had a significant number of LED's. Certainly nothing like what the RV dealers sell for. We used those for 42 nights of camping and never had a problem so they were dependable. In answer to your questions I would say $ 4.00 to $8.00.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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Let's say $6 as a round average. Typical 30 lights in a 30' unit, so $180 a coach. I just looked at replacing light bulbs in my garage (currently CFL take too long to get bright) and it was $60 per bulb (for a 900 lumens flood)
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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I'd pay a couple hundred extra for manufacturer installed first quality LEDs. Will likely be switching everything over this winter. Too busy now just enjoying camping.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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Why wouldn't you look at a 'dry camping' option...led lights, pair of 6V batteries and 1500W inverter.

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #6
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What would you be willing to pay for LED lights in place of all the ceiling lights in a Class C?

Just an FYI, testing shows (with about 32 lights on) they last 6 times longer than incandescent lights. Not sure about the heat savings...but I'm guessing its a good amount.

i'm not an expert on led pricing but I would pay 200 dollars for an upgrade to all LED lights. not because of how long they last but because they use up far less battery capacity.
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What would you be willing to pay for LED lights in place of all the ceiling lights in a Class C?

Just an FYI, testing shows (with about 32 lights on) they last 6 times longer than incandescent lights. Not sure about the heat savings...but I'm guessing its a good amount.
Why make it an option? Just do it. Let's say the average Class C costs $35,000 (I just pulled a number out of the air) to produce and sells for $55,000 (another number I pulled out of the air). Is anyone going to balk if it changes to $35,200 and and the new sales price becomes $55,400? It's the right thing to do and people want it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
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I picked up some of these

Amazon.com: 4X T10 Car High Power 168 194 W5W White 42 SMD 1206 LED Wedge Light Bulb Lamp 12V for Car RV Light: Automotive

And these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i00

They work great
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:50 PM   #9
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I just paid $12 ($2 a piece) for six 24 LED 134 Style LED bulbs.

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This was from the popular auction site Flea Bay. These bulbs draw approximately 1/8th to 1/10th the power of incandescent bulbs and last practically forever. I also got the warm colored bulbs over the bright white colored bulbs for a more "normal" light. Experimentation will reveal which bulbs suit my purposes best. Did I say that I didn't even have my trailer yet? I'm in the process of getting my vehicle ready and will hopefully pick up my A124 hardside pop up in the next two weeks. My plan is to be a boondocking fool.

How crazy is it to be buying parts and accessories for something you don't even own yet?
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Why make it an option? Just do it. Let's say the average Class C costs $35,000 (I just pulled a number out of the air) to produce and sells for $55,000 (another number I pulled out of the air). Is anyone going to balk if it changes to $35,200 and and the new sales price becomes $55,400? It's the right thing to do and people want it.
We wouldn't make it an option...it would be standard. I was just trying to get a perceived value for it. I find 90% of buyers would rather it just "be on there". I know there are many industrial users on this site that have no problem tracking down online deals...but at least it gives me an idea.

As for "it's only $200". Trust me...dealers care. We're constantly being weighed against our competitors. The dealer has to stock it before you get to look at it and buy it. You beat them up on price, they beat us up on price...it's always a balancing act. ON the bright side our Class C's were #1 in retail sales last year and so far this year...so our dealers are not quite as brutal about price once its on their lot and is selling well, but we never want to get complacent.
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