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Old 11-09-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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Replaced my 921s incandescents with LEDs

Wow! What a difference! The thingy that controls the power to the trailer never 'turned on' once with ALL the LED lights turned on. Usually if I turn one or two lights on I can hear a noise 'turn on' from where the electrical panel is and with every light I turn on it gets louder. Now, having replaced with LEDS it doesn't turn on at all. I appreciate the forum recommendations for which LEDs to buy and went with what I read from Allistah on this post: Trying new 921 LED bulb replacements

I love the result! I put the 'brighter' ones over the kitchen area and one over the bath vanity. Everything else, I used the less bright ones - I chose warm spectrum over the cool for all of them. I've attached pics

First, here is a side by side comparison of the old (left) vs the new (right). I may not have let the LED warm up enough. Also keep in mind that I did not use 360 LED bulbs, but the flat ones. Still like them lots :-)

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Hope this helps someone else and if you haven't changed yours to LEDs yet, please do it! So worth the $$ and effort.

PS - one more helpful tip about getting the covers off I found on this youtube video:

It made the task easy peasy
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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I went LEDs in my trailer since I disperse camp a lot and don't like running the generator that much to keep the batteries up. Slowly converting my lights in the house to LEDs, and my outside security lights are all LEDs now.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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Just to let people know...you can get LED bulbs much cheaper on Ebay. You have to search but you can find free shipping also. I did my whole trailer for about $15 two years ago and am very happy. No matter where you get them, they all come from China so don't be afraid of that. Sometimes it might take weeks instead of days to get them but I think it's worth it. Be sure to search for type of bulb you need to find what you want easier.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:46 PM   #4
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Ditto to what bob7794 said, ebay is the cheap way to go.

BTW, Mrs Evans, they don't have any warm-up time like CFLs. Full brightness from the first microsecond.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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Ditto to what bob7794 said, ebay is the cheap way to go.

BTW, Mrs Evans, they don't have any warm-up time like CFLs. Full brightness from the first microsecond.
Yep, ebay is cheaper but Amazon is faster and I wanted to get them in before my trip

I guess it was just how they appeared to me once I had them all in as far as seeming brighter :-)
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:45 PM   #6
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Does anyone have interference with the radio on and the LEDs on? My FM radio cuts out when the lights are turned on.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:48 PM   #7
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While watching a weak station on the tv, I'll lose the station by turning on the closest led light. The other LEDs have no affect.


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Old 11-10-2014, 06:26 AM   #8
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Does anyone have interference with the radio on and the LEDs on? My FM radio cuts out when the lights are turned on.
Pretty common. I just deal with it. Some say there's a cure, I hope they'll chime in for you.
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Does anyone have interference with the radio on and the LEDs on? My FM radio cuts out when the lights are turned on.
If your LEDs were "OEM", contact Forest River (your Division) customer service. I know some have had all the OEM ones replaced "under warranty" for this issue. (Unshielded and very electronically noisy LED circuits). This was a big issue at the last Rally.


If not, I suggest replacing the LEDs in the fixtures that are causing your problem with new ones (the RF interference issue should have been fixed - even in the cheap import ones - by now).
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:51 AM   #10
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Yep, ebay is cheaper but Amazon is faster and I wanted to get them in before my trip

I guess it was just how they appeared to me once I had them all in as far as seeming brighter :-)
I've noticed brightness and even color variations depending on where I stand. Partly because the LED "paddle" lights are directional, and partly because the lens covers are slightly prismatic, and magnify in the direction of the floor. Nature of the beast. Enjoy the LEDs, I am!
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