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Old 02-13-2011, 04:49 PM   #51
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Great idea with the wire ties. Gonna use that one. Thanks
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:32 PM   #52
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That is extreme duty Velcro on the back. The fuzzy side is in the fixture.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:28 PM   #53
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Hey Lou,

You wouldn't happen to have some night time photos showing the light difference between your standard bulb vs. the led plate, do you? I'm interested in seeing the difference between the two.

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FWIW I don't know if it has already been mentioned or not but Camping World is now selling the things in various configurations and with differing bases. However - $$$$
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The 36 LED pads are about 150% as bright as the standard bulb and draw about 1/10th the power. 150 milliamps vs 1.2 amps for the bulb.

I am VERY happy with the light output. They do get hot (NO WHERE NEAR as hot as the bulb!) and the supplied sticky pads do not hold by themselves. I was unsuccessful in finding a sticky velcro or double sided tape that would hold up to the heat buildup. So the solution was to use the extreme velcro and the cable ties. Just make sure you do not flex the board too much installing them (the tracings are a bit fragile and I lost 3 leds on one pad by pushing too hard on the center while I was trying to get them to stick).

Also make sure the cable tie width will fit between the LEDs.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:17 PM   #56
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These photos were taken at night with ONE fixture providing light. The LED pad was on one side and the incandescent wedge base bulb on the other.
Can you tell which is which?
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:25 PM   #57
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Here are some LED's that I am using and they are $4.99 with free shipping. They offer the warm white color which is most like an incandescent light or the pure white which is most like fluorescent lighting.

The seller is dxy_dxyduan. The set does come with 3 plug bases; festoon, wedge base, and bayonet.

The set I bought are here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Hopefully they last longer than the "1 year" life that people are experiencing here.
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I'm going to guess that the light on the left side is the LED set and the right is the regular bulb. Am I right? The LED's tend to look more blueish or "cold" and the bulb looks yellowish or "warm". However the light output looks to be about the same from both, which is huge for finding a good low amperage replacement. Thank you for posting those for me, it's nice to see what exactly the difference is between the two.

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Find a "warm white" set of LED's. They are closest to an incandescent bulb and not the "cold" white of a fluorescent.
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The bulb on the left is the LED pad. It does look a bit" Bluer" that the yellowish incandesent bulb. Trust me when I say the photo does not do the "brightness" justice. They are awesome bright; a SMALL fraction of the heat; and 10% of the power. I am sold.
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