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Old 01-17-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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LED lightbulb types

Who would have the correct LED lightbulbs to replace the standard ones in my Mini Lite? I couldn't find anything that looked right at a Lowe's.

Online links, maybe?
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Do you know what part number they are? Or maybe a pic?

I already have a notion that it's a 921 bulb and this is the led I used in mine:

http://bit.ly/1d9hpiC

I also used these in my storage areas and bathroom for more light:

http://bit.ly/1cDaXKB
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My 2013 Mini Lite 2109S used 921 wedge bulbs. I have replaced them with LEDs. You don't find these LEDs in big box stores. Go to Camping World or superbrightleds.com or Google RV LEDs. The LEDs are definitely an improvement.
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My 2013 Mini Lite 2109S used 921 wedge bulbs. I have replaced them with LEDs. You don't find these LEDs in big box stores. Go to Camping World or superbrightleds.com or Google RV LEDs. The LEDs are definitely an improvement.
I'm pretty sure my '13 Mini Lite 2104 would use the same stock bulbs. I was just being lazy, hoping someone had a link to the replacements, as I found out you are right; they don't have them in big box stores.
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I replaced some of my 921 bulbs with diffrent kinds of LED's (experimental) off of eBay to figure out what I was looking for
I would look at the Lumens the LED's put out that you are buying and compare them to the 921 bulb which puts out about 230 if I remember correctly
The 921 is a warm white - I found I like the cool white due to its brighter and crisper white
keep in mind the higher the kelvin number the whiter and or brighter the light is going to be.
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I replaced some of my 921 bulbs with diffrent kinds of LED's (experimental) off of eBay to figure out what I was looking for
I would look at the Lumens the LED's put out that you are buying and compare them to the 921 bulb which puts out about 230 if I remember correctly
The 921 is a warm white - I found I like the cool white due to its brighter and crisper white
keep in mind the higher the kelvin number the whiter and or brighter the light is going to be.
'kelvin number'? Will that be on the bulb's package? How about on it's stats online?
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LED lightbulb types

I am not sure if it would be on the package - depends on the manufacture - if you get them from eBay like I did they will most likely be stated as follows:
warm white
Soft white
Bright white


Here is a link to some of the kelvin values http://www.3drender.com/glossary/colortemp.htm

If I can help further don't hesitate to ask

Just thought of something that can give you better perspective - Home Depot has a display by there bulbs that shows the difference between warm (2500k) cool (3500 to 4500k) and bright white (6,000 and higher k)
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In my "double pancake" lights I actually have one "cool" LED for the brightness and one "warm" LED for the softness. I found that all "cool" LEDs was too harsh and bright and all "warm" LEDs was not bright enough.
So have fun experimenting and finding what works for you.

Camping World is having a sale (always) on 6 "daylight white" wedge bulbs for $70.00. You can find cheaper bulbs on Ebay but I always wonder about the quality.
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I wouldn't worry about the quality of the LEDs made in China that are sold on ebay or other internet sites. I have bought several (8 plus) different types and light colors (kelvin) and have had no problems. Mine have been installed and used for 3 camping seasons. What you will find is that most of these LED lights are made in China to start with. While it does take a little longer to get them shipped from Asia the price difference is enough to justify the wait.
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