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Old 05-17-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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A vendor asked us to try a new concept so we put it up in a unit just to take a look.

What you are seeing are LED strip lights mounted every 48". The thought is to use them instead of typical "pancake" lights or in place of the typical 4" round halogens that you might see in some fifth wheels.

The installation is primitive so forgive the fact there is wiring exposed at the ends and that it's not "tight" all the way across - it was just an experiment.

Benefits are:

Approximately 10,000 hours of bulb life vs about . . . well not very long with some of the pancake bulbs.

Low AMP draw - each of the strips pulls less power than 1 bulb of a pancake light.

No heat emission - your unit stays much cooler.

The benefits are easy to appreciate, but:

DO YOU LIKE THE LOOK? IT'S OBVIOUSLY VERY DIFFERENT. MAYBE TOO DIFFERENT?

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Old 05-17-2011, 06:50 PM   #2
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I like it. I have been a fan of LED lighting for a while now. I did something similar under the bed cap of my F-150 when I had it. The LEDs were bright and being a strip instead of a bulb there were not as many shadows.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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It is a futuristic look, one could get used to it .....

Can you adjust the intensity on leds ?

Does it provide more uniform distrubution of ligth compared to the old bulb style stuff ?

It would help to see the whole trailer and how the light illuminates the RV rather then just the leds themselves, but, I think it looks ok .. I would NOT Turn down a trailer if it came with a light system like the one you pictured.

P.S. Sorry I do not have a primetime RV,. maybe I should not have spoken ?
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #4
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I like it and the benefits of LED lights. Does it light the trailer as well as the typical trailer lights? If so I would chose that over the typical lights.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:03 PM   #5
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Just One word.......... NO it is very tacky and a distraction. Oh sorry that is more than one word.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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Yes, LED's are dimmable. Yes, I think LED's are great for campers. An LED upgrade is one of the first things I plan on doing since we will be boondocking a lot, if just using lights then battery life should go up by 75% given equivalent lumen output as incandescent. The expected life of the LED's is actually 100,000 hours. I would have paid extra to have an LED upgrade!
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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not impressed, maybe if they were installed into a fixture of some sort, but as strips spaced apart like the photo, and I do realize this is not a permenant install. I don't like the looks of it
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:07 PM   #8
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You guys need to not be so "old fashioned" LED's are the future of lighting and the best use of them is to spread the light out in a panel or strip. RVGuy, I have seen several applications that have a 2 or 3 inch wide, translucent strip covering recessed LED light tubes with wood looking accents on either side.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #9
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led lights

I like the idea.. but it needs a "finished look", show some pics of how well it lights everything up
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I like the idea.. but it needs a "finished look", show some pics of how well it lights everything up


I agree
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