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jetracer23 07-15-2010 02:11 PM

Interior Bulb Replacement?
 
Who here had those? My light on my drivers door went out and I think it would be neat to switch it to LED. I'd eventually like ALL lights to be LED. Front blinkers, rear blinkers, rear markers...etc. I found [link deleated as spam]on google and it looks like they include everything I need. Anyone know any other sites?

Thanks

NWJeeper 07-15-2010 02:17 PM

Welcome to the forums Jetracer,

Looks kinda expensive to me for no real gain. The reasoning behind replacing the standard incandescent bulbs for the regular lights in the RV is to conserve on battery power while dry camping. If not for that reason alone they are really expensive to change out for lights that don't get used much or are on only when the engine is running and providing power to the battery of the vehicle such as tail lights, marker lights etc.

You can do a search on this forum for LED lights as there are many posts regarding the changing of the ceiling lights with LEDs

SaskCampers 08-09-2010 01:39 PM

IMO LED's are as NWJeeper said a big waste of money if you have nothing to gain. Putting them in a vehicle is a waste due to the fact you are generating power when these lights would be used to start with and even if you left them on if your vehicle has been built within the last ten years it probaly has ccts to shut down power drain with an hour or so of leaving the vehicle. I would say look for more useful places to spend your hard earned $$.

cmcct 08-11-2010 11:47 PM

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Unless, as I felt about the whole LED situation for markers etc. I didn't have to switch over from regular marker and brake lights, but you know, everybody has those. I went to our local truck body builder, talked to the parts department about the newest LED marker lights and brake lights. I go some, installed them, and if you do tow at night like I tend to do, the LED lights are ALOT brighter, and much easier to see, especially in the rain. That reason alone, I do not regret doing it. Sure it cost me, but it also looks really cool, and nobody's Roo looks like mine now.

revrnd 08-11-2010 11:54 PM

Was there any issues of your TV indicating that the turn signals aren't working? I've read that since the LEDs draw less power, the TV thinks that the bulb is burnt out & will indicate such on the dash.

08flagvlite 08-12-2010 06:33 AM

The LED's require far less power consumption to operate, therefore IF you have times when you "dry camp", you can go farther on the battery power.
Randy

SaskCampers 08-12-2010 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by revrnd (Post 56370)
Was there any issues of your TV indicating that the turn signals aren't working? I've read that since the LEDs draw less power, the TV thinks that the bulb is burnt out & will indicate such on the dash.

A modern TV shouldn't have an issue. I have an 18' flat deck that came with all LED lighting and the 08 Dodge has no trouble with them.

cmcct 08-12-2010 10:30 PM

No, mine does not. Using the factory trailer wiring, there isn't a problem.

Iggy 08-12-2010 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by TheSasks (Post 55913)
IMO LED's are as NWJeeper said a big waste of money if you have nothing to gain. Putting them in a vehicle is a waste due to the fact you are generating power when these lights would be used to start with and even if you left them on if your vehicle has been built within the last ten years it probaly has ccts to shut down power drain with an hour or so of leaving the vehicle. I would say look for more useful places to spend your hard earned $$.


Soon all the lights in all vehicles will be LED, except the headlights.
Trailers and motorhomes are already using them inside which I think is a good deal. No heat and low 12V DC wattage. They have some LED that you will be surprise how brite they are.

Now exterior is another issue. Unless they came with LED I wouldn't waste the money.

SaskCampers 08-13-2010 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Iggy (Post 56539)
Soon all the lights in all vehicles will be LED, except the headlights.
Trailers and motorhomes are already using them inside which I think is a good deal. No heat and low 12V DC wattage. They have some LED that you will be surprise how brite they are.

Now exterior is another issue. Unless they came with LED I wouldn't waste the money.

I don't have an issue with anything that comes factory with them as like I said above my car hauler has all LED lighting, I just wouldn't waste money to put them in a tow vehicle. In a trailer again is a different story IF you dry camp alot but if you don't again it is at this point alot of money IMO for poor quality lighting as I have not yet seen an LED that can produce a quality light that I am OK with. That last statement is a personal assessment of the quality of light as my BIL thinks the same LED produces acceptable quality light and hence he and I have had a long ongoing argument about LEDs as a reading light source. For any other use I think at some point they will take over and it makes sense, they just need to work on the quality of the light.


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