Originally Posted by herk7769
My spots have wedge bases not the 1156 type like yours.
Yes, I noticed you use the wedge type bulbs. I never progressed that far but use the older style.
When I got into solar electric power back in 1988 I tried different things but the single contact accessory type auto bulb turned out to the best and most reliable. Plus they were very cheap. From J.C. Whitney I could get cheap accessory/marker lights (fixture, bracket, lens, wire, & bulb for less than a buck!) But power consumption was not real low. However the bulbs would last for years. Wedge base is new fangled invention!
So what different 12 volt LEDs are you using? Both wedge base bulbs and the flat panel types?
The flat panel jobs are REALLY nice. I'm very impressed with those babies and so far they have not flickered or anything. I did remove the sticky foam piece from them to allow more air circulation and cooling. Still a mystery how long they will last, but so far so good.