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Old 02-17-2011, 07:33 PM   #61
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I have been considering starting the transition to LED lighting in our fifth wheel this year and have been following this thread. May I correctly assume that most of the efforts are an attempt to minimize the cost of switching to LEDs?

The reason I ask is that I have been considering these:

Revolution 921- 160 Natural Light - Interior/ Porch LED lighting - Star Lights, Inc.

Revolution 921- 250 NL - Interior/ Porch LED lighting - Star Lights, Inc.

Aside from price (which is quite high, but I have found them less than the price listed in the links), does anyone have any experience with them. They are available in 160 and 250 lumens, will be a direct replacement and claim lighting similar in appearance to incandescent. My plan is to put a few 250s in the main lights and a few 160s in the perimeter lighting. If I like them, I will gradually transition to replace the rest.

http://www.starlightsinc.com/shop/pc...ev%20wedge.pdf

Any thoughts, good or bad, other than criticizing the price. I already know they are expensive, just seeking performance input.

Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:42 PM   #62
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I converted my entire trailer to these. Awesome product. Might not be the cheapest approach but easy, reliable, good output and color, no issues.

Double Dome White LED Surface Mount Interior Light Kit for RV's

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Glenn,

They look very good, but that is over 300 bucks just to do the living area in my 5th wheel. I did the entire camper for that much using 36 led pads and spotlights.
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I have been considering starting the transition to LED lighting in our fifth wheel this year and have been following this thread. May I correctly assume that most of the efforts are an attempt to minimize the cost of switching to LEDs?

The reason I ask is that I have been considering these:

Revolution 921- 160 Natural Light - Interior/ Porch LED lighting - Star Lights, Inc.

Revolution 921- 250 NL - Interior/ Porch LED lighting - Star Lights, Inc.

Aside from price (which is quite high, but I have found them less than the price listed in the links), does anyone have any experience with them. They are available in 160 and 250 lumens, will be a direct replacement and claim lighting similar in appearance to incandescent. My plan is to put a few 250s in the main lights and a few 160s in the perimeter lighting. If I like them, I will gradually transition to replace the rest.

http://www.starlightsinc.com/shop/pc...ev%20wedge.pdf

Any thoughts, good or bad, other than criticizing the price. I already know they are expensive, just seeking performance input.

Thanks.
be sure to email them and ask them what the colour temp. is. it should be between 2700k and 3100k to come close to the same colour as your current setup.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:36 PM   #65
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be sure to email them and ask them what the colour temp. is. it should be between 2700k and 3100k to come close to the same colour as your current setup.
The specs are in the last link: 3200K
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Glenn,

They look very good, but that is over 300 bucks just to do the living area in my 5th wheel. I did the entire camper for that much using 36 led pads and spotlights.
I have found the 160 Lumen ones for $17.99. Still very expensive. I'll probably just do a few at a time. I'll start with the ones which get the most use. I like the idea of a direct replacement, without modification, but want to make sure they are a good product. They should be for the price.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:49 PM   #67
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herk7769,

I seem to remember someone once saying something like:

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I see you tend to camp with full hookups. Those of us who dry camp will spend whatever it takes to save a few hundred milli-watts a day.

No price too high; no burden to heavy; etc.
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What idiot said that? (oh...)

Still, bang for the buck. The milliamps are the same as long as the light output is close.
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Just curious- how do you guys measure the number of amps/ milliamps the bulbs are drawing?

I'd just like to do some of my own experimenting.
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I bought the Trimetric TM 2025RV battery monitor system. It puts an ammeter shunt in the black "return line." The computer measures the current going into and out of the battery bank at the battery ground.

The display shows amps in 100 milliamp steps. So a single 921 bulb will draw 1.2 amps (or 1200 milliamps) and a single 36 LED pad replacement draws about 100 milliamps.

It also displays battery voltage in 1/10 volt increments and percent of capacity used by monitoring current into and out of the battery bank.

IE 2x75AH battery = 150 AH

When fully charged (amps IN from converter = 00.0) , you "reset" to 100 percent and then when you are running on battery, the percent starts decreasing. Running the generator powers the converter that charges the battery and you can watch the amps going in and the percent available going up. You must use care when you use an external charger to place the ground of the charger on the correct side of the shunt so that charging amps are properly accounted for.
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