Finally got my t10 base interior LED lights.
I bought a 10 pack for right at $10 including shipping from China.
NOTE- LEDs are polarity specific. If you plug in an LED and it does
not light, turn it around 180 deg and try it again.
When using in outside as landscape lights (on a 12v AC transformer)
polarity doesn't matter.)
They arrived today. I put 2 in a couple of my interior ceiling fixtures.
I also used 3 in outside tier landscape lights.
My landscape light bulbs typically last less than a year and cost about a
buck each at Home Debit.
These will work there also.
Time will tell about lifespan on the LEDs but they "should" last many
Pulled out the fuse for the ceiling lights and stuck meter set on amps scale
in the place of the fuse to check amps.
2 normal incandescent bulbs in a ceiling fixture get HOT immediately
when turned on.
They draw 2.7 amps
2 LED in the same fixture draw .17 amps
That means normal bulbs draw 15 times MORE current than these LEDs.
The LEDs are cool white- slightly blue tint.
They are not as bright as the incandescent but plenty bright for moving
around, getting dressed, making the bed etc.....
I am not going to change them all but I am changing some.
When we are on battery power I'll use the fixtures with LEDs.
On shore power I won't care except the LEDs run cool and the incandescent
will burn your fingers after just a few seconds illumination.
As an aside, we also have a "thinlite" fluorescent fixture over our kitchen
table. It draws 1.5 amps. Slightly more than half the incandescent but
it puts out as much or more light. We use it for writing post cards, reading
the paper etc....
Here is the link for the LEDs I used--
10X T10 W5W 20 SMD LED 1206 Car Side Wedge Light Bulb 194 927 161 168 White Car Door Light Tail Lamp Backup Lighting-in Light Source from Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com
Note they are now $9 for 10 "bulbs" incl mail from China.
Can take 3 to 7 weeks for shipping depending on how long customs
takes to scan and pass them.
Aliexpress do not share your credit card number and they don't pay the
seller until you receive your merchandise.
So far I have had no issues with buying this way.