Originally Posted by asparky
Saw a post from last year on LED upgrading from stock 921 bulbs (1.4A) to LED. Amperage draw can get pretty high with uncontrolled use of the lights, especially with kids and those who need every light in the house on. Its OK when on shore power but not boon docking in Wally Worlds Parking lot
I see a 912 bulb (1 amp) That's looks the same but hard to tell. Has Anyone used the 912? And, I expect the light output to be much lower. I guess its wise to change out to LED in the long run, but I was going to run the 921's and replace with 912's as the 921's go bad. It's not a big priority to go led in the whole coach, just need to do the research. Your thoughts / experience on the LED's would be appreciated also.
Sparky, most if not all are made in china. The power draw is a function of basically two things. The total number of SMD's on the board and the efficiency of the circuitry sending power to the smd's. Recently, larger smd's are begining to be used increasing the total light output, drawing more overall power, and currently they are commanding a bigger price. As was said earlier, light color, (i.e. bright, soft) will give you different preceived light levels. Soft designation will not seem as bright to the eye as the other.
There are many vendors, myebay for one that sell the bulb your looking for and you will find that a little research can save you some real money if you plan on buying in say lots of 10.
Amazon generally is more expensive on this item. Hope that helped.