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Old 07-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #11
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I switched my over-the-bed lights to LED's and now have just the right light and use about 1/10th the energy.
Did you go with a lower wattage too?
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:59 PM   #12
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The bulbs look like the 921's I guess. I finally figured out how to remove them. Does anyone know a suitable LED replacement for those? I can't really tell from the websites I've looked through.
I'm using this type for over the bed and they work well for reading.

High Power SMD WLED-xHP9-T (194 type) 360 degree Wedge Base bulbs Specifications

You might want to do a little interweb shopping. The prices listed here seem a little steep.
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Wow, is that 12.99 for each bulb?
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:32 AM   #14
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An LED upgrade is expensive. Most of our fixtures use two 921 bulbs each. The payback is in length of stay when on battery only.

Each 921 bulb burns 1.2 amps each or 2.4 amps per fixture.
Replacing them with LED pads (or High Power SMD WLED-xHP9-T (194 type) 360 degree Wedge Base bulbs Specifications reduces the power requirement to 0.1 (yes, 100 milliamps) per bulb or 200 milliamps per fixture.

That is better than a 10 fold improvement in battery life (lighting only of course).

Good info in this thread. LED 12 volt lighting: Long term results
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:57 AM   #15
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2x T10 168 194 5 SMD 5050 LED Light bulbs Xenon White | eBay

Act quick and you can pick-up two LED's for just a few bucks. These particular bulbs, T-10, are somewhat less bright as others but it'll introduce you to the world of LED's without breaking the bank.
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What about using a variable resistor to control your lights?
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What about using a variable resistor to control your lights?
Herk, Would using a variable resistor (Dimmer switch) be pulling full amps even though the lights are dimmed?
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2x T10 168 194 5 SMD 5050 LED Light bulbs Xenon White | eBay

Act quick and you can pick-up two LED's for just a few bucks. These particular bulbs, T-10, are somewhat less bright as others but it'll introduce you to the world of LED's without breaking the bank.
Ya, saw that and missed it. They have others so I'll be going that route. I don't think I'll need a lot of bright light in RV anyway, these would be good as reading lights in bed area and maybe lights for the Restroom and under sink area.. The Main Area where dinette and sofa are I can get brighter lights.
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