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Old 07-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Decided to retrofit all my fixtures in my trailer to LED's. Now I went a different route from what you will see from the standard LED bulbs or modules that you can buy. I retrofit signs and lighting fixtures commercially for a living. I had some old LED's that I removed from a sign and thought I would try them out in the trailer. I think they work great and look good. Let me know what you think!

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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Wow....that's alot of BRIGHT light. :-)
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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That is so much of an improvement. The yellow of incandescents bothers me, and when lights seem bright in my eyes but not bright enough to see!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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Being I work in the lighting industry, I hate yellow light. White light looks so much better!
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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Will you be providing a "How to do it at home" article to show us all how you did it?

I teach maintenance on the new Boeing 787 and ALL the interior lights on it are LED. I really like 'em. I'd like to do the same in our trailer but at $25-45 per bulb, I think it'll have to either 1) wait until it never gets done, or 2) do them one at a time, now and then. But if you know of a way to buy the bulk LED strips and scab them into a bulb base, I'd LOVE to see how that's done because the bulk LEDs can be had pretty cheap on ePay.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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Great job! I waited until my local trailer supply place had a sale to counter Camper World and I purchased 8 or 10 leds for $85. and I replaced all but one fixture. My wife prefers the yellow light to read by so I left her fixture alone over the couch where she reads. A happy wife is a happy home don't you know. While on battery power alone, before replacing the bulbs with led's, if I tured on more than 2 fixtures at a time, the fan on the electric panel converter came on. I can now have all the lites on at one time and then fan does not come on! Such a difference in power consumption.
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Look on ebay for wedge based (sometimes called T10 based) SMD 5050s. I went with cool whites. Some I used were round disk type, some panels, and some round four sided types.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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I decided to take a shot with eBay. I found 24-LED SMD bulbs to replace the 921 lamps in my light fixtures. $1.94 each, free shipping from China. I ordered 10. Even if half of them don't work, it's still a cheap experiment. If I like 'em, I'll order more. If I don't, I'm out less than $20. Probably won't arrive for a couple weeks or so. Will let you know.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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Keller,is that TT a 254Q ?
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
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Yes it is a 254Q. It was a left over 2012 model that I bought in December of last year. Got a pretty good deal on it. Love the trailer!
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