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Old 03-18-2013, 11:08 PM   #71
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What I do know: Our ceiling puck lights with the little bayonet prongs are 10 w.

Otherwise 1inshort, you have convinced me you know much more about this than I do. So once you get your replacements installed and decide they are just what you needed, then I'll buy and install whatever you did.

The critical part of my plan, the place it will fail, is if you don't tell us what you ultimately decided to use and if the install was tricky in any way.

Since I'm sure you will share, I am confident I will have working LED lights just as soon as you tell me just what to buy and how to install them (if it takes more than just plugging them in).
Roll and by the way....thanks!
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #72
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No problem, I share. I thought the halogens might be 10 watt but couldn't figure out how to prove it. My order was shipped. I will post results with pics (now that I figured how). I still might put 20 watt equivalent in the kitchen area and use a dimmer when I want ambiance. I am evaluating LED dimmers. Also playing with led lights in wardrobe with a microswitch on the door. Will post that too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:22 AM   #73
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I will blindly follow your lead on all this, LOL!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #74
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Okay, lights here, did my homework...album with lite pics.
Forest River Forums > Albums (hope this link works) select '>Albums'

Some prelims WW=warm white, BW=brite white. The 10 watt M4 LED fits well, the 20 watt is tight but fits. For the map lite the 10 watt fits, a little tight but fits you do not need the MICRO lite. For the map lite I went with the 10 watt bright white, for the living I am going with 10 watt warm white, for the kitchen and dining I am going with 20 Watt Brite white, but will use a dimmer to set ambiance. I will post later when I have tested dimmers. I want brite white in kitchen/dining because I like to see what I am cooking/eating and will dim when I want more subdued lighting. I will address reading lites and the shower, bathroom, and desk lites when I get those in (not ordered yet).
Encounter 37TZ lite inventory (missed a couple due to all slides in)
Living-4 halogens
Kitchen-3 halogen
Entry-1 halogen-complements kitchen
Dining-3 halogens
Dining table-4 halogen wedge style
Over sink-dual tube florescent
Over desk-1 halogen wedge/horizontal
Bathroom-dual (back to back) wedge(2 halogen)/horizontal (similar to desk)
Shower-bayonet 1141 style
Bedroom-2 florescent dual tube units
Reading lites-2 over couch
1 over entry cabinet
2 over bed
Driver Area-2 micro halogen
Bathroom vanity lite-3 halogen wedge style

I think that covers it. I must say, M4 ships very fast, I was impressed!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:51 AM   #75
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Okay, lights here, did my homework...album with lite pics.
Forest River Forums > Albums (hope this link works) select '>Albums'

Some prelims WW=warm white, BW=brite white. The 10 watt M4 LED fits well, the 20 watt is tight but fits. For the map lite the 10 watt fits, a little tight but fits you do not need the MICRO lite. For the map lite I went with the 10 watt bright white, for the living I am going with 10 watt warm white, for the kitchen and dining I am going with 20 Watt Brite white, but will use a dimmer to set ambiance. I will post later when I have tested dimmers. I want brite white in kitchen/dining because I like to see what I am cooking/eating and will dim when I want more subdued lighting. I will address reading lites and the shower, bathroom, and desk lites when I get those in (not ordered yet).
Encounter 37TZ lite inventory (missed a couple due to all slides in)
Living-4 halogens
Kitchen-3 halogen
Entry-1 halogen-complements kitchen
Dining-3 halogens
Dining table-4 halogen wedge style
Over sink-dual tube florescent
Over desk-1 halogen wedge/horizontal
Bathroom-dual (back to back) wedge(2 halogen)/horizontal (similar to desk)
Shower-bayonet 1141 style
Bedroom-2 florescent dual tube units
Reading lites-2 over couch
1 over entry cabinet
2 over bed
Driver Area-2 micro halogen
Bathroom vanity lite-3 halogen wedge style

I think that covers it. I must say, M4 ships very fast, I was impressed!
What will be your total cost if I may ask; and now knowing what you do, what bulbs, in what numbers, will you order, ignoring for the moment, spares. The round mini lights like over the head of the bed, take a different bulb than the ceiling puck lights as I recall.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:30 PM   #76
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LED conversion

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Okay, here goes. Note lights as found in the 2013 Encounter 37TZ.
Map Lites- sku=G4-12-5050-TYPE1-CW 2x 7.99=15.98 Halogen 10watt replacement
Livingroom-sku=G4-12-5050-TYPE1-WW 4x 7.99=31.96 Halogen 10 watt replacement
Dining/Kitchen-sku=G4-18-5050-CW 6x 9.99=59.94 Halogen 20 watt replacement
Reading Lites-sku=1156-4-HP-CW 5x 10.99=55.94 Wedge type
Desk Lite-sku=ALPLATE-16-5050-CW 1x 11.99= 11.99 Double Aluminum Plate
Dining Table Lite-sku=921-24-5050-WW 4x 9.99=39.96 Wedge type
Bathroom-sku=921-24-5050-CW 5x 9.99=49.95 Wedge type
Shower-sku=1156-24-5050-WW 1x 9.99=9.99 1141 Bayonet type
A grand total of......$271.71 All lites found on M4 website
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Okay, here goes. Note lights as found in the 2013 Encounter 37TZ.
Map Lites- sku=G4-12-5050-TYPE1-CW 2x 7.99=15.98 Halogen 10watt replacement
Livingroom-sku=G4-12-5050-TYPE1-WW 4x 7.99=31.96 Halogen 10 watt replacement
Dining/Kitchen-sku=G4-18-5050-CW 6x 9.99=59.94 Halogen 20 watt replacement
Reading Lites-sku=1156-4-HP-CW 5x 10.99=55.94 Wedge type
Desk Lite-sku=ALPLATE-16-5050-CW 1x 11.99= 11.99 Double Aluminum Plate
Dining Table Lite-sku=921-24-5050-WW 4x 9.99=39.96 Wedge type
Bathroom-sku=921-24-5050-CW 5x 9.99=49.95 Wedge type
Shower-sku=1156-24-5050-WW 1x 9.99=9.99 1141 Bayonet type
A grand total of......$271.71 All lites found on M4 website
Got it, thank you. Cost is not inexpensive but not outrageous either.

Thanks again.... If we all find a common location for a weekend stay some day, I will surely buy you and the group a beer or whatever you prefer to drink.

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Got it, thank you. Cost is not inexpensive but not outrageous either.

Thanks again.... If we all find a common location for a weekend stay some day, I will surely buy you and the group a beer or whatever you prefer to drink.

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Correction on reading lite...sku is correct I just pasted wrong base...it is a single contact round or bayonette style.
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Correction on reading lite...sku is correct I just pasted wrong base...it is a single contact round or bayonette style.
As a side note...the dining room lite bulbs I chose lites that are equivalent 360 lumens (sku=921-24-5050-WW+ or CW+), yeah they are bright. You could use
sku=921-24-3528-CW+ which are 150 lumens each, a bit more subdued.
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Breaking Bulletin! I have found an T5 LED replacement for our flourescent fixtures. Personally I am sticking with the flourescent. The led tubes require minor rewiring (bypassing the ballast circuit-easy)..snip...snip. Cost is the main feature. Our units have two tubes each, prices I have found are 22.95 per tube and up. The 37 TZ has three of these..two in the bedroom and one over the sink...hmm...6 tubes x23=138 smackers!!! That's over 1/2 what the cost is to convert the 27 halogens to LED...YIKES!!!
CHEAPEST:
Green LongLife 3528102 LED 12" Replacement Light Tube with T5 base 300 Lumens 12v Natural White : Amazon.com : Automotive

IMPORTANT..MAKE SURE YOUR T5 IS THE 12 INCH LENGTH TYPE-12 VOLT!!!
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