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Old 07-25-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
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Change LED in 2016 Roo to Warmer tone?

Is it possible to get a color closer to incandescent for the interior LED's? They aren't horrid, but whiter/bluer that I would like.

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I recently had to figure a lot of that out as I was switching my camper over to LEDs. I hate the super white/blue light. I also didn't want to sacrifice the amount of light (in fact, going brighter most places was ideal).

I used these 2 pages on the M4 site to help me learn about what the specs meant:
M4 - Information about RV LED Lights and Rated Lumens

M4 LED Color Ranges and Base Cross Reference

I then went shopping on Amazon as I had a bit of sticker shock from the M4 site. Truth be told, I saved about 1/3 - 1/2 of what M4 was asking. It was still expensive per bulb to do all of my lights (45+) with many coming in at $5-8/bulb. BUT, I ended up with light that was a little whiter than incandescent (which I like) and bulbs that are MUCH brighter. So much so, it turned our bunkhouse cave into a bunkhouse room.
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links and info, but at least the 2016 lights seem to be integrated in an odd way. They are 4 inch pucks that you unscrew the cover to, and the lights are all on one giant disk. Unlike the incandescent ones I had in my Popup, which could be replace with a new bulb, these regretfully look like you have to replace the whole unit

I wonder if a thin gel would make it a bit yellower without cutting the light too much. They don't seem to get hot enough to cause a problem from a heat standpoint.
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Any chance you have pics of what you're dealing with?
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:48 AM   #5
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Try Amazon, I have gotten mine from them
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:05 PM   #6
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try putting in some colored film into the protector covering... maybe available at a craft store? I in fact like the white light, on my Shamrock (Roo) but to each his own
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I replace 3 of mine in the 233ss with Kohree natural white ( $45 ) and we do wish they were warmer color. I just looked and they have no other option. I like the coolness & energy. Says she feels like she's in a hospital. I may try the film idea. I like that these have 2 on/off switches vs one.
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Photographic Color gels are going to be your best bet for adding film to the existing lights, but I'm not sure you'll be able to find a color that isn't too yellow.

You might be able to find a 1/8th or 1/16th straw or yellow and that may not be too yellow.
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