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Old 06-29-2016, 12:56 PM   #61
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I just ordered bulbs for our little round halogen light fixtures. They are the G4 bulbs in T3 size, as far as I can tell. I had a mix of 10w and 20w bulbs before and am trying to replace them all with 20w bulbs. (What can I say- we like a LOT of light.)

This is what I ordered for those:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C8J7U3U/

And then I have a couple of random other fixtures that needed bulbs..

1156/1141 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKKJCLO/

1076/1142 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKN2P60/

And, for some of the initial RV light fixtures, we have a few that are right above your head. I wanted something a little dimmer for them and opted for these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0135S7240/

But all of these, now I wait on Amazon shipping. Most will get here Thursday and Friday. One set gets here Tuesday which will likely be after we leave this campground. I'm going to have to get friends to send them to us at the next campground down the road.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:40 AM   #62
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I'm probably not describing this exactly right, but here's my basic understanding...

You want to look at the number of LED chips, the brighter it is. The type of chip (eg 5050) indicates the brightness.

This link has 30 of the 5050 chips. They are super bright. Way brighter than what I replaced. I've actually ordered a dozen and have replaced all of my bulbs.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
(Edited to correct this link- it was super wrong.)
So these are the ones you got that were extremely bright? I see a 2 pack for $13. A little more than I wanted to spend but I might try 2 of them at first and see how they do.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:43 AM   #63
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So these are the ones you got that were extremely bright? I see a 2 pack for $13. A little more than I wanted to spend but I might try 2 of them at first and see how they do.


Yes they are. I did the same- bought a pack of 2 before committing to a bunch more packs.

The difference in our bunkhouse is astounding. At night, it was difficult to read without an extra light but now, the room lights up so nicely!
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:37 PM   #64
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I wonder if these would be similar 10x Super Bright White T10 68 SMD LED W5W 194 921 168 Reverse Backup Light Bulbs | eBay
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:51 PM   #65
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No idea. I know I was look for the "5050 SMD" LEDs as I think they're the brightest. Being 30 of them on each individual bulb indicates how much brightness they have.

I used this page to get an idea for what I was looking for when I looked at bulb specs:
M4 - Information about RV LED Lights and Rated Lumens

As for your eBay link, I don't think I'd like the whiteness of that light. It looks like it would be too white for my comfort. I wanted lights that were only slightly whiter than incandescent bulbs.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:16 PM   #66
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And then I have a couple of random other fixtures that needed bulbs..

1156/1141 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKKJCLO/

1076/1142 bulb/base:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EKN2P60/

And, for some of the initial RV light fixtures, we have a few that are right above your head. I wanted something a little dimmer for them and opted for these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0135S7240/
I've installed each of the above bulbs and they are all very nice for their purpose. The 1156/1141 bulbs might actually be a bit too bright for where I'm using them (over our dining table).

The 1076/1142 are being used in a wall sconce and give off a pleasing light.

And the dimmer 921 bulbs are just about perfect for what I'm using them. I think I might have liked a bit more yellow of a light, but it's close enough.

I still need to install all of the small halogen replacements. I'm putting it off as those fixtures suck.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:37 PM   #67
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Just got my first two bulbs but I am not camping for the next two weeks. The bulbs are huge compared to the ones I ordered before. Hopefully bigger means brighter!
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:32 AM   #68
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I installed the two bulbs I bought and day tested them in the bathroom. Much Much brighter output. My wife thinks they will work also so I will be ordering 12 more of them. Pricey but the low heat output and brightness level makes it worth it. The other bulbs I have should be sufficient for where they are.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:19 PM   #69
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Electra...so what bulbs did you go with?
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:39 AM   #70
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I got these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

GRV T10 Wedge 921 194 30-5050 SMD LED Bulb Lamp Super Bright Warm White Dc 12v Pack of 2

I am not a full time rv'er but the low heat output and the higher brightness suites me. I ordered 14 total bulbs to replace in my camper.

Even in my house I tend to use the daylight halogen and LED bulbs just because I can't tolerate the yellow or soft white bulbs.
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A to T Lamps

This is my "go to" for anything to do with lighting, bulbs or fixtures. They stock many things that are not shown on their website and if it is made, they can get it. I have personally known Bob and Linda (owners) for several years and they are honest hard working folks. They are open six days and try to keep their website updated with everything that comes in daily. If they do not have what you are looking for, they know where to get it if it is still being made! They have several very knowledgeable salespeople manning their phones and will do everything possible to take care of you. If ever there is a problem, let Bob know and it will be taken care of promptly. I am usually more interested in what I am buying and the product being suitable for what I am trying to do rather than saving a few pennies. When I buy something from them I never worry about the quality or the warranty because if there is any problem, Bob will see that it is taken care of. By the way, he mans the phones just as his salespeople do so if you call on their 800 number, you just might get him rather than one of the salespeople!
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:19 PM   #72
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Ok after doing a lot of reading on this forum. I went with the Cabin Bright T10 / 921 Wedge Base 30 LED Bulb at 4100k. They are 3 amps, 415 Lumens. Gives us a nice white light and bright just what the wife and I were looking for. In the first pic you can see the led and the stock light. In the next two pics you can see the bed room with the led lights off and on. Sorry for not knowing how to turn the pics.
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Well the top two pictures are the other Led bulbs I was using. The bottom is the new Led that I installed https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Much better and really love them. I installed them in the bathroom and bedroom as well.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:04 PM   #75
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Well the top two pictures are the other Led bulbs I was using. The bottom is the new Led that I installed https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Much better and really love them. I installed them in the bathroom and bedroom as well.
Yep, they really transformed our bunkhouse. I'm in love with them.
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:46 PM   #76
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Try M4products.com
I converted all of my interior lights last year. Still work great. Also cooler with the LED.
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Traveler -- which bulbs did you go with specifically?



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Try M4products.com
I converted all of my interior lights last year. Still work great. Also cooler with the LED.
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Old 08-26-2016, 02:41 PM   #78
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LED Lightbulbs

I dug out my invoice from M4products.com. I bought SKU 921-17-5630-NW Natural White Elite Series Wedge Base Brightest with Samsung 5630 LEDs for the ceiling lights. For the fan light above the stove I bought 921-10-5630-NW Natural White Elite Series Wedge Base with Brighter Samsung 5630 LEDs.

I wanted a softer light, not so blue, so went with the Natural White. I haven't replaced the refrigerator light or the running lights yet. Another project......
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