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Old 03-06-2011, 11:49 PM   #71
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Wow- that's a lot of work! I am impressed.

I guess I'll be left with assuming that the bulbs I bought on ebay will be that efficient (at least.) I would imagine that there is no "standard" for how many milliamps an LED would draw.

The bulbs I bought are 6 and 9 LED bulbs. They sure aren't as bright as yours there; but they should do the job if I am dry camping for any period of time.
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Just wanted to share with everyone my experience with LEDs.

I got my 2011 Rockwood 2604 last month and based on suggestions on this forum I ordered some 36 LED units from this eBay source> SMD 36-LED Warm White Interior Room Dome Door Car Light | eBay

I got them today, which took about 10 days from China, and since I just got back from my second camping trip, I installed the 6 units that I bought.

They came packaged with three adapters. Here is a pic>

also, here is a pic of a fixture where the left bulb is original and the right is the new 36 LED uncovered


here is the same fixture with the covers in place





Sorry these shots are during the day, when I did the work. So far they seem okay, although not quite as bright as the original bulbs and the color is softer
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:51 PM   #73
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Wow- that's a lot of work! I am impressed.

I guess I'll be left with assuming that the bulbs I bought on ebay will be that efficient (at least.) I would imagine that there is no "standard" for how many milli-amps an LED would draw.

The bulbs I bought are 6 and 9 LED bulbs. They sure aren't as bright as yours there; but they should do the job if I am dry camping for any period of time.
Since my trimetric only reads in 100 milli-amp increments, a 9 led pad would not register on the display. The computer would "see" the approximately 25 Milli-amp draw and calculate correctly though.
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I have the 36 -SMD (White) panel LED's and they are bright for the interior lighting(just one side) so if to do all over I'd purchase the 24-SMD panel lights for the double dome lights inside. The DW like the look of the White over the Warm White(I like this color for reading). Got to keep the DW happy. And you must live on the West coast to get your order from China in 10 -days. I live in NY and my last order took 3-1/2 weeks.(Things really slow down with the US postal System).
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Hmm. I live in MD, so maybe the boat came straight to me...

As far as brightness, I like things bright, and I would get the 36 over the 24 LED units. In fact, since I only got 6 lights for testing, I need to order more and will do so soon of the 36 LED pad type.
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I didnt pay for shipping from my supplier........maybe he didnt either ! Maybe he put'em in a bottle and threw them in(ocean) with his fingers crossed !!
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I went out to our 23ss Roo today and opened one of the overhead lights where I put in the 36 led modules last year. Low and behold they show signs of burning on the circuit boards. Also when on the get pretty warm to the touch. Anyone know if this is normal....
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Hmmm.. I accidently left two ceiling lights in my 2607 on for much of the day today. One had the standard 921 bulbs, the other had the 36-light LED boards. The light with the 921 bulbs was very warm to the touch when I discovered what i had done. The fixture with the LED's was much cooler.
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I went out to our 23ss Roo today and opened one of the overhead lights where I put in the 36 led modules last year. Low and behold they show signs of burning on the circuit boards. Also when on the get pretty warm to the touch. Anyone know if this is normal....
They DO get warm, no doubt. MUCH less current lost to heat than the 921s though. Can you post a photo of the signs of burning? You have me worried.
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This style also uses the T10 base, but is pretty much a plug and play replacement - no sticky back tape involved.

LEDTrailerLights.com - RV LED T10 wedge base LED - 906 912 921 LED replacement

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