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Old 06-27-2014, 03:20 PM   #11
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I bought ones like this 1X Warm White 48 5050 SMD C LED Light Panel Interior Bulb T10 BA9S Dome 12V | eBay they are nice and bright and you can get them in bright and warm white, I also bought one of these 12 24V 8A Wireless Remote LED Light Single Color RF Dimmer Controller Control | eBay, so I can dim the lights when we watch movies.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:32 PM   #12
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The light output is a direct relation to the number of SMD's. However, larger SMD's produce more light. Size 5050's less than 5630's. Lumens is the measurement of light. The caveat is mfg. stated claim, to actual lumens emitted.Kelvin ratings generally mean the higher the kelvin, the whiter the light. The term warm here means closer to Incandescent. White, or bright means closer to halogen in light color emitted.
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Just to muddy the water a bit more. A 12V LED may not last very long as most of us will run these at 14.2V. I have had good luck with these. They are good for 10 to 30 Volts. They are not dimmable.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:35 AM   #14
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Just to muddy the water a bit more. A 12V LED may not last very long as most of us will run these at 14.2V. I have had good luck with these. They are good for 10 to 30 Volts. They are not dimmable.

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Does this replace the interior and external lights without any adaptor? Plug and play
Can you illustrate how to open the cover of the Aframe inside light cover?


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I honestly don't know where you get 14.2V from.
2.2V times 6 cells = 13.2V
Most converters don't get up to 14.2V, which is the voltage you need to properly charge some (most?) true deep cycle batteries.
LEDs run in a range of 10~30 volts DC. How hard they are 'driven' determines how bright they are and how long they last. (quote from LED Wholesalers tech)
I recommend staying away from the cheaper LEDs. I have a whole bag full of 'em. At least they didn't cost a lot!
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Marc, the lenses of the interior lights just slide up (or down, depending which lens it is) and off. Not easily, though. Push the upper lens about a centimeter upward--don't try to pry it off--just slide it upward that distance and then you should be able to pull the lens toward you and off the light. It's hard to push and you should be sure you're not mashing the lens while you're pushing.

The lower lens comes off the same way except pushing down instead.


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Old 07-07-2014, 06:57 AM   #17
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Th lenses are tough to remove, which is a good thing in that it keeps them in place while traveling. They are also made from pretty strong plastic, also a good thing. I don't know if it is polycarbonate or not, but at least it is a good quality material. Which is promising for longevity.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:30 AM   #18
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My interior light lenses are solid not two piece. Needed to be pried out from the base. Much like the exterior lenses.
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IIRC, the lenses have to be pinched a bit on the rounded end to get the prong free of the housing. They slide out from there. Prying is tricky because the plastic may be hard to break but can tear or gouge under the pressure of a blade. Although with care the rounded end can also be pried out a bit to free the prong, it is unnecessary.

The main reason to pry, I would think, is not understanding how the lights are removed and trying to do pry from the blunt end at the middle of the fixture, which is as sure to cause damage as it is to not release the cover.


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Old 07-07-2014, 10:07 PM   #20
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Not the current light fixtures for the 12DDST. Single piece plastic.
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