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Old 12-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #81
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To increase the lumens, try using directional led's. Your losing emitted light onto your reflector which bounces back to the led shown. Try this link, all you need to know is your type of base. 20 T10 194 921 168 W5W 24 1210 SMD LED Warm White RV Landscaping Light Lamp Bulb | eBay 10 x Warm White Car RV Landscaping T10 Wedge 12 SMD 5050 LED Light W5W 921 194 | eBay
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #82
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I have been replacing the lights in our Class A and the difference is noticeable - a brighter light and a lot less heat. In the recessed lighting I could not even touch the fixture until the light was off for over 30 minutes. The new LED wafer fits in perfectly and generates no heat. The under cabinet lights are much brighter. I have noticed that we use less lights - the 5 overhead lights used to burn constantly and now we only turn them on when needed.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:54 PM   #83
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Just got my Led's today going to try to put them in tomorrow or at least by Friday will see how they work then.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #84
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Got My leds put in today not as bright as regular bulbs but have same lums also not as yellow as old bulbs. The old bulbs seemed to bright any way so should be good and can have all lights on and use less electricity than on light with the old ones. Was short 9 bulbs from getting all lights done but didn't want to buy more till i saw how these worked. Tried to post pics to this message but couldn't get them on here but they are in my pic album if anybody's interested.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #85
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To increase the lumens, try using directional led's. Your losing emitted light onto your reflector which bounces back to the led shown. Try this link, all you need to know is your type of base. 20 T10 194 921 168 W5W 24 1210 SMD LED Warm White RV Landscaping Light Lamp Bulb | eBay 10 x Warm White Car RV Landscaping T10 Wedge 12 SMD 5050 LED Light W5W 921 194 | eBay
Have you tried the pancake style on the link you sent?
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Yes, changed out the 20w halogens to LED pancake 12 diode style (white) draw is approx. 2+w each, slightly less lumens. Also changed out exterior running, huge watt drop their, 13 (markers, license). On my unit, that draw was going through a PC board where some think its a possible overload issue, causing failure in some cases.
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Yes, changed out the 20w halogens to LED pancake 12 diode style (white) draw is approx. 2+w each, slightly less lumens. Also changed out exterior running, huge watt drop their, 13 (markers, license). On my unit, that draw was going through a PC board where some think its a possible overload issue, causing failure in some cases.
How is the interior brightness? I tried the barrel type, they were not bright enough. I am hoping the pancake style you recommended are brighter.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #88
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The amount of knowledge in this thread is great. I happened on a guide on another RV site: RV LED Selection Guide - RVs, RV Parks and RV Lifestyle It tied in what I have been reading here and around the internet. It helped me understand LEDs and how to find the right ones. Whoever put it together really did a nice job. It has pictures - sometimes it all about the small stuff.
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10x, the brightness is not the same. To achieve the closest level of emitted light, buy "white" color bulbs, with the larger SMD's (those little yellow dot sq.) on the disc. The other color, offered by LED co's, is slightly lower in perceived overall brightness, than the white light. Some vendors show pictures illustrating the difference between white and yellow light. If your not off the grid and always are on shore power, than stay with the stock bulbs, otherwise the white color LED's will get you closest to the bulbs your burning currently, and greatly reduce your amp draw down when on battery.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:07 AM   #90
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You have to check them lumens of the bulbs you are buying. A standard wedge base bulb is around 288 lumens. I have found that it takes eighteen 5050 LEDs to equal that lumen output.
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