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Old 06-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #11
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I want to pull the trigger on LEDs to replace all the incandescents in my TT. I like the price of the ebay offerings, relatively speaking. BUT, I notice all the China LEDs are bright white at about 6000 k vs. warm white at about 3500k. This seems to me the light could be rather harsh. What are your experiences with the quality of the light?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:36 PM   #12
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as a lighting specialists( I install it for a living) i can tell you what i know about LED lighting. They are awesome for power savings, appearance at first, and wow factor. The down factor is that any given incandescent/halogen bulb in your unit will be brighter after x amount of hours due to the factor that the heat the little resistor/transistor board creates to the LED eventually knocks its output down. If your LED makes it 5 years and your incandescent makes it that long also I would be hard pressed to say that the LED would still be brighter or as bright as the normal incandescent/halogen bulb. So way the pros and cons. I will check them out though as I will more than likely want to test them for myself too.

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Old 06-08-2010, 09:22 PM   #13
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I want to pull the trigger on LEDs to replace all the incandescents in my TT. I like the price of the ebay offerings, relatively speaking. BUT, I notice all the China LEDs are bright white at about 6000 k vs. warm white at about 3500k. This seems to me the light could be rather harsh. What are your experiences with the quality of the light?
Before spending all of the money to completely do your camper, I would suggest just getting a couple to see how you like them. I ordered 4 (2 each of different LED counts). I put them in, had the wife inspect them with me, and we decided we would not like them throughout our trailer. 2 of them now live over the sink and stove, with the other 2 in a little used fixture.
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We converted our entire TT to LEDs. We used the 36 SMD boards in our single fixtures. We totally replaced the double fixtures with these:

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

Output is very good. Color is whiter; less yellow. Easily bright enough for reading, needle point, etc. They also have a 3-way switch; off, one side, both sides. Draw is about .15 amps when both sides are lit versus about 2 amps on the incandescents. We are very happy with all of the conversions. Now we'll see how they do over time. They're sure great for dry camping.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:39 PM   #15
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I want to pull the trigger on LEDs to replace all the incandescents in my TT. I like the price of the ebay offerings, relatively speaking. BUT, I notice all the China LEDs are bright white at about 6000 k vs. warm white at about 3500k. This seems to me the light could be rather harsh. What are your experiences with the quality of the light?
The color is different. Not bad, just different. We have converted our entire rig except for the halogen bulbs as the LEDs can't be dimmed and all our halogen are on dimmers.

We really like the LEDs as they are brighter and more importantly use much less power which is important as we dry camp a lot. We have even replaced the porch lights with LEDs. They do a great job. If you don't dry camp much or don't spend more than a couple of nights without power then replacing with LEDs makes no sense.
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Shipping time from overseas was about 2 weeks but well worth the wait. ............... replace the rest of the wedge bulbs in our rig.
The more time goes on the more there are scamers over seas trying to sell lights. You send the money and don't hear a thing.
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For some people it's not about cost but accomplishing a goal. For us it's dry camping for as long as possible without having to run the generator every day, for others it's a completely stupid looking set of rims and tires. To each their own I guess.
My 36 cell LED lights from farmseller work great.
I have switched out 2 complete light units (4 CBs) for 48 bucks.
I LOVE them. 300 MILLI-Amps instead of 3 Amps per unit.
VERY bright - Plenty to read by and not too harsh.

Plan on replacing all of them over time. (as cash allows)
Trying to convince DW that they are appropriate for Birthday and Anniversary presents. (So far no luck there for her)

I replaced the supplied sticky stuff with 3M Heavy Duty doublesided foam tape. The lights still get hot (No where near as hot as an incandescent) and the tape they use lets the CB drop after time.
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My 36 cell LED lights I LOVE them. 300 MILLI-Amps instead of 3 Amps per unit.
VERY bright - Plenty to read by and not too harsh.


I replaced the supplied sticky stuff with 3M Heavy Duty doublesided foam tape. The lights still get hot (No where near as hot as an incandescent) and the tape they use lets the CB drop after time.
I'm with you on the LED lights and I love your low power draw. I just found one of those overseas sellers and got beat. I sent the money and got nothing. I found a company that has great customer service and good dependable products. They are here in the states and give free shipping on orders over $30.00

www.LED4RV.com

These guys are great

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I'm with you on the LED lights and I love your low power draw. I just found one of those overseas sellers and got beat. I sent the money and got nothing. ....Fix
I've been buying stuff from China for many years (since 2002) - but ALWAYS through eBay - and I have never been ripped off, always received what I expected. Always using PayPal to pay.

eBay has a system, a reputation and it works - once I had bought from a seller in South Africa - it got lost or something - eBay gave me my money back.

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I checked out that site and while they have 42 cell units and "warmer" color LEDs, they are 100% more expensive at $19.95 EACH.
That's 40 bucks per unit with "free" shipping.

Through Ebay, with PayPal, 36 cell units (plenty bright) were $8.99 each and farmseller has FREE shipping also.

High Power 36 SMD 1210 LED Car Interior Dome Bulb White - eBay (item 260452587188 end time Jun-19-10 10:32:40 PDT)

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