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Old 07-29-2014, 01:53 AM   #1
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Incandescent liights in trailer are HOT.

We just noticed that the ceiling lighting fixture in every room of our trailer is extremely hot to touch. Is this normal for incandescent bulbs or should we be worried about the wiring in the trailer. It costs so much to switch over to LED lights that we are hoping not to have to do this all at once. Any experience with this problem out there. Appreciate any advice you can give us



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Old 07-29-2014, 03:14 AM   #2
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We noticed the same thing but switched everything to LED. It only cost $30.


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Old 07-29-2014, 05:51 AM   #3
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Switch to T10 wedge base bulbs with at least 260 lumens. Eighteen 5050 LEDs gives that much light. Do not get the cheap ones from China. Some of them get almost as hot as regular bulbs.
LED Wholesalers, Ultrabright, and a few others make good LEDs.
Start on Amazon to see what's out there.
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Amazon.com: GRV T10 Wedge 921 194 25-3528 SMD LED Bulb lamp Super Bright Warm White DC 12V Pack of 10: Automotive
I switched to these. Same amount of light and same warm white color. Uses very little power.
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I used something like these. I put aluminum foil tape on the fixture as a reflector and the light is unidirectional.
GRV T10 921 194 24-5050 SMD LED Bulb lamp Super Bright Warm White DC 12V Pack of 10
LED 18x5050 2W 12V White Omni Wedge Bulb T10 194 168 2825 W5W
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We noticed the same thing but switched everything to LED. It only cost $30.


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Please do elaborate!

How many lights?

What kind and where did you get them?
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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I switched over all the kid-reachable lights to LED for that reason. I had picked up these:

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00C...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$9.44 Cdn for a set of 10. Made in China, but these ones use an IC instead of resistors so they don't get hot.
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A bit more $, but we just replaced all of our fixtures with these.

Double LED Dome Light
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:47 PM   #9
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Incandescent liights in trailer are HOT.

Incandecent bulbs get hot. Always have always will. I wouldnt worry about anything being wrong with your wiring.If you are any older then 25 you should remember how hot these bulbs get Honestly Im not concerned about how hot they get. Its not raising the temp of my rv and im not paying the electric bill and amp draw isnt enough to prevent me from turning anything I want to on.Strange though that the manufacturer made half my rig led and other half not. Oh well


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I changed all mine to led and got rid of the old bulbs now cool and use very little electricity
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