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Old 06-29-2016, 01:41 AM   #1
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LED Interior Push Button Lights TOO Bright

The lights in our Surveyor 247BHDS are too bright, white and cast a "sterile" light. The same lights are above the main bed and are too bright to read by while lying under them. I've seen some mention of inserts, etc. to dim but no idea where to look for them. I also read somewhere (but can no longer find the post), where owner spray painted the inside of the covers. But with what color? Looking for idea's and suggestions on how to dim the brightness of lights. From what I understand, my husband says the bulbs aren't replaceable. Thanks for any input.

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Old 08-02-2016, 11:50 AM   #2
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We also have the 247BHDS (2017 model) and found the led lights above the queen bed to be too bright. We want to use them more as reading lights. The rest of the lights we don't have a problem with. For the "reading" lights we tried adding parchment paper inside the cover and that didn't help anything. Next i put a brown paper bag (lunch bag not grocery bag type) insert in the cover and that helped to bring the light to a more tolerable level. I was a little worried about starting a fire though so i pulled the paper bags out. They never seemed to get too hot but i really didn't want to chance it. I will be looking for a less bright replacement fixture in the future. Haven't looked too hard yet though.
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Old 08-02-2016, 12:59 PM   #3
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Can either of you post pictures of the lights?
There was mention of using photographic gels to darken and change the color of the lights in a thread the other day.
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:11 PM   #4
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Here's what I did.

Pulled the light apart and added a small amber LED strip (motorcycle turn signal) to my fixture. Also installed a toggle switch so I can use either the amber color strip or the original bright LED. Works great above the bed!
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:21 PM   #5
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I agree, these lights are way too bright. I wish there were a way to reduce their brightness. In my old incandescent lights I just removed one of the bulbs.
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:29 PM   #6
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I agree, these lights are way too bright. I wish there were a way to reduce their brightness. In my old incandescent lights I just removed one of the bulbs.
You could always wire one of *THESE* inline to dim them.
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You could always wire one of *THESE* inline to dim them.
Hmmmm...... Would one of these be installed behind each fixture?
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Hmmmm...... Would one of these be installed behind each fixture?
Yep!
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Thanks 5picker. I installed 2 of these over the queen bed this weekend and they work great. I was worried that i would need to use the remote to dim them every time we turn them on, but they seem to remember their last setting.
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Thanks 5picker. I installed 2 of these over the queen bed this weekend and they work great. I was worried that i would need to use the remote to dim them every time we turn them on, but they seem to remember their last setting.
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