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Old 01-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #41
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New LED lanps

Hi all, i have some background in outdoor lighting and have been using LED bulbs for the lasy year. i have been buying lamps from Illumicare's LED Lighting Store - Landscape & Commercial LED Lighting - Innovate | Integrate | Illuminate for use in outdoor applications. These lamps are made to used in outdoor applications and as such are made to better standards then the units you are seeing from the ebay sites. also they are being sold by a local (CDN) company and have a 2 year warranty.
also the colour temp is in the 3000k range, just as standard MR16 are... very hard to find LED's that are direct replacement.

have a look, this may be what you are looking for?

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:35 AM   #42
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I just looked at those. They are ridiculously expensive, IMHO.

The T-5 connector looks right for our 912/921 replacements and the single contact one looks like it will work with 1156 bases.

At 72 dollars per fixture (2 T-5 bulbs @ 38 bucks) these are so far out of my price range as to be useless.

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"Very high efficiency of 70+ lumens per watt "
Yet no where does it say how many watts it pulls. At 200 milli-watts (about what my Hong Kong 36 LED pad draws) that 38 dollar plus shipping and handling lamp puts out a staggering (yawn) 14 lumens.
I like the idea of the built in heat sinks, but a small strip of "Extreme Velcro" will allow cooling air around the pad (which does get hot I will readily admit).
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:50 AM   #43
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hi, a quick reply to your comments. they draw 3.5 watts wich puts the lumens at approx 250 lumens. perhaps one per light fixture is all you need?
the heat sink is integeral to the units lifespan. heat is the chipsets worst enemy and without it they generally fail premature. note that the colour rendition in these leds are most likley the best in the market due to the fact that they built for the outdoor lighting market... not meant for the tail light of your car! also comes with 2 year warranty and if you sign up for an account the pricing is different....i think.

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:54 AM   #44
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https://store.illumicaregroup.com/as...ec%20Sheet.pdf

this is the sheet that shows power consumption of each lamp. not all draw the same.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:02 AM   #45
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Additional comments: "Very high efficiency of 70+ lumen per watt "
Yet no where does it say how many watts it pulls. At 200 milliwatts (about what my Hong Kong 36 LED pad draws) that 38 dollar plus shipping and handling lamp puts out a staggering (yawn) 14 lumens.
I must apologize as I made a mistake here. The 36 LED pads draw .2 amps (or 200 milliamps not watts). 200 milliamps x 12 volts = 2.4 watts so if the LEDs are similar in output it would be 178 Lumen per pad.
I have an email out to the vendor of the 36 LED pads asking for the lumen output of the pads. One of the 36 LED pads per fixture is not enough for room lighting IMO, so 2 are required. Will post lumen info if I ever hear back from the "Chinese connection."

I must reiterate that the heat sinks are an awesome and welcome addition but still pricey compared to the "under 10 bucks" 36 LED pad type.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:35 AM   #46
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see if they can tell you what the colour temp is. i am guessing it is a not very warm. yes, these are more money, but they are built for an industry that demands them to be perfect! just thought some may be interested.

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Old 01-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #47
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You may look at www.superbrightleds.com they offer a wide variety of LED lighting even a section on RV's. I have had good luck with them.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:43 PM   #48
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Thanks for the posts. The more sources of LED lights we know of, the better. And if price were no object, getting more expensive ones might be the ticket. Esp. since the cheap (under $10) Hong Kong panels have yet to prove themselves in long term useage.

But at this point the cheap Hong Kong units are still in the running. For me, that's only in the 2 month time frame since this thread was begun and why I started it. The minute the 24 and 36LED panels FAIL I will report that news.

Not that I want them to fail. On the contrary, I am cheering them on!
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:33 PM   #49
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[QUOTE=herk7769;76584]I just looked at those. They are ridiculously expensive, IMHO.


was on the site the other day and saw that they are doing a sample pricing promo, this may be the opportunity to give them a shot?
here is the website link

LED Lamp Sample Kit
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:09 PM   #50
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