Replaced my inside bulbs. I don't see any need to replace the outside bulbs (running lights, etc) other than maybe the entry door light (porch light), and i'll probably replace that soon. I consider the expense to be a one-time investment since LED bulbs have such a long service life. With my old RV I had to replace several fixtures and I suspect they went out due to exposure to heat from the bulbs - not a problem with LED's.
Ed (N4RWU) & Becky Taylor
Mistie (Walks 4-down)
What we have found out so far is if you replace just the bulb they are not as bright as if you buy the whole fixture. So we just chose what light level we need and place accordingly. Example. Closet and under stairs does not need to be as bright so we replaced blub. Bathroom needed more light so we replaced fixture.
Thanks for the heads up on the "buying the bulb vs buying the fixture".
I had wondered why the fixtures were so expensive compared to just the bulbs.
2011 Coachman Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4 SUPER DUTY 6.2L Gas 4WD SuperCab XL 3.73 rear / 158" WB / 8' bed. Factory anti-sway and brake controller
I am slowly replacing the fixtures. Reason, heat, long life, low power draw and the fixtures have the ,one side on, both on. They are brighter. I have replaced 6 so far. Will get to the rest as they go on sale somewhere.
I just consider it an upgrade, and yes, I will replace the door fixture. Leave it on and no worries about heat.
LED lighting seems to finally be almost everywhere in the RV manufacturing world now! The pricing has really come in line to use it very widely and now we've even started to see some really great uses in decorative or fun applications (more to come on this!).
How important is LED lighting in your buying decision for any RV?
So far have only changed two bulbs in our unit. The 'spot light' reading lights over the bed were getting so hot so I found two multi-LED's on line. What a difference and much better light. I'll be looking at swapping more as time passes.
I switched all my lights to LED'S .We don't have power sites all the time so we save a lot power. I have the bright white & like them. I also installed them in the outside lights. I think all RV'S should have them from the factory.
I just replaced all the light inside my Solera started out with bright white but then switched over to the warm white light over the dinning area and bedroom. still have the bright white over the main room.
Henry & Tena
2013 Solera 24S
The Great Escape