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Old 05-26-2016, 03:59 PM   #11
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When camping in cold weather, sub 32F, I have turned these lights on to provide a little heat in the storage area.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:59 PM   #12
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LEDs are the wave of the future. We have changed all of them in our motor home and in the house. In some of the cabinets like the wardrobe we have installed push on push off leds that run on triple AAA batteries and they are great at night when one is looking for something, especially in the kitchen cabinets.


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Old 05-26-2016, 07:19 PM   #13
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If you dry camp much, the led's are a large power saver. As for the cabinets we were using the puck style like others but our daughter always left them on - so they were always dead. I bought a few of the led strip rolls and some door switches and every cabinet now has its own light. Much easier that I don't wake DW while looking for clothes.


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Old 05-26-2016, 07:24 PM   #14
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Those bulbs do get hot...that is one of the major reasons that I changed all my lights to LED bulbs which don't get as hot.
I agree 1000%. LED bulbs give off no heat and use just a tiny bit of power. Living and camping in Florida we want as little heat in the trailer as possible. I've changed every bulb to LED, even the outside bulb. One nice side effect is that LEDs do not give off Ultra Violet so you don't get the tremendous number of bugs that are attracted to UV. You still get some bugs but I'd estimate nearly 75% reduction of bugs attracted to the outdoor light.
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It looks like the use of LEDs is pretty high. We tried them in the ceiling lights and did not care for the light. They were warm white paddle lights. Didn't have near the brightness as incandescent. My eyes require lots of light to focus. Damn old age. Maybe I will try some different ones.
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It looks like the use of LEDs is pretty high. We tried them in the ceiling lights and did not care for the light. They were warm white paddle lights. Didn't have near the brightness as incandescent. My eyes require lots of light to focus. Damn old age. Maybe I will try some different ones.
Lee, There are more LED choices than there used to be. You might find brighter and the color you want too.

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Old 05-26-2016, 08:00 PM   #17
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Go with the bright white led's. The wife and I cannot tolerate the warm white lights. They cast a yellowish light. When you buy led's, check the number of the lumens for the bulb. Higher the number, brighter the light. I switched all my bulbs inside and outside to led's. I got them at M4 Products.

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Thanks! I will check the lumens. Didn't consider that. My husband & I do not like the white so we use them in storage areas. I have both colors. We tried the white first then changed. But anyway you look at it, they beat the incandescent bulbs. We want to change the light outside the door too but really don't want to open up the outside housings.
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I changed all of my bulbs to LEDs within the first couple of months. The difference is unbelievable. No heat at all.
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Go with the bright white led's. The wife and I cannot tolerate the warm white lights. .....

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On the other hand I prefer the warmer light to the cooler blue-ish ones I just installed. To each his own, just be aware of the different types out there.

Replaced 19 921 style bulbs with LEDs inside the trailer. I don't think these LEDs are as bright as the bulbs were, so at least 6 of them will get changed again to a brighter, warmer LED.

My current LEDs have 42 individual LED elements. The next ones will have more.
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