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Old 07-31-2013, 11:09 AM   #11
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I did A LOT of research into LED makers and their design. The Chinese ones are cheap. I bought some of all of them (12, 18, 20, 24, 28, 40 LEDs) so I could see for myself. I probably have 40+ different LED lights sitting in a box. The tower model I use was about $9, and not from LEDWholesalers (they were out of stock when I ordered). The quality is very good on these type of lights. I cannot risk getting something that will break because shipping to Korea is such a hassle and expensive. The stuff they sell here is junk, so that is not an option.
Some of the cheaper LED panels get VERY hot because they use a resistor, not an IC, to control voltage and current. Looking at them, they are CHEAP.
They work well for a lot of people, though, so to each their own.
I use aluminum foil tape as a reflector, and the tower-style are big, but as you can see in my picture, they do fit inside my overhead light fixtures.
So the bulbs you mentioned above from LEDWholesalers on Amazon use an IC?
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:33 AM   #12
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Most do. Let me dig through my stock of LED bulbs and take some pics...
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These are my lights...sorry the pics aren't that great. The bulbs you mention wouldn't be too large for these fixtures would they?

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Old 08-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #14
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It looks a little smaller than my lights. A panel-type might be a better option for this fixture. Here is one a guy did with two different LED panels so he could have a dim and a bright light.

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After all the research you have done who would you recommend getting them from?
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:34 PM   #16
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I decided to go with these.... 194 LED Bulb - 10 SMD LED Wedge Base | Boat/RV/Other Miniature Wedge Base Bulbs | Boat/RV/Other LED Replacement Bulbs | Boat, RV, and Other Lighting | Super Bright LEDs
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #17
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Those are 165 lumens, which is about 1/2 the brightness of the normal incandescent bulbs. You need around 280 lumens to be the same.

I buy everything from Amazon because I live in Korea.
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I didn't catch that lumens rating...been looking at so many I'm getting them mixed up. These from Amazon are looking pretty good, have a 288 lumens rating and are priced right... http://www.amazon.com/18x5050-White-...I1U04PEE6UX8LL
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I used the T10 panel type lights in my 30' TT. I did the entire trailer for less than $20 including shipping. Yes, I had to do some searching and yes, they came from China and took around 3 weeks to arrive. But they all worked. This is my second year with them and none have failed. If you will go to exrell | eBay and look for what you need, I think you'll be please with the product and the price. Be sure to look for "free shipping" under the price on the right side of the page. Good Luck!
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I didn't catch that lumens rating...been looking at so many I'm getting them mixed up. These from Amazon are looking pretty good, have a 288 lumens rating and are priced right... Amazon.com: LED 18x5050 2W 12V White Omni Wedge Bulb T10 194 168 2825 W5W: Home Improvement
They look fine.
They are a warm white color (~4,500K). I like the "hospital look", so I went with cool white (~9,000K)
Post pics when you get them installed, and don't forget to put aluminum foil tape behind them as a reflector!
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