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Old 04-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hot Ceiling Lights

The switch broke on my ceiling light that is mounted on the padded vinyl roof of my 2004 Georgetown motorhome. Upon fixing the light I noticed that the padded vinyl is scorched from the heat of the light. Other lights mounted on the ceiling have also scorched the vinyl. I'm concerned with the possible fire hazard and would welcome any suggestions of ways to protect the padded vinyl ceiling from the excessive heat from the lights.

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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You may want to try adding LED lights.......They do not heat up as much as regular bulbs.

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Thanks for the suggestion. Will check out LED lights.

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LEDs will run cooler, but if you are only going with a bulb replacement, your light output may not be what you are accustomed to.

If you are looking into a total fixture replacement maybe fluorescent lights would serve well?
Here are some options, and I'm sure there are many more:
http://www.go2marine.com/category.do?no=13184

Keep in mind that these suggestion come with limited LED experiences and no 12V fluorescent experience... (only going on what I've heard/read)
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:42 PM   #5
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Thanks...
A good selection on the link you provided. I had florescent lights in my previous "classic" Revcon motorhomes and the lights definitely were cooler.
Perhaps for "piece of mind" I will need to do a replacement rather than trying to keep the excessive heat away from the padded ceiling.

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