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Old 03-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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another led company

anybody see this place I just noticed being advertised on frf

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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This company wants $189.00 for the same system that many of us have ordered from China for $25.27, with free shipping. Took about 10 days to get them.

Here's a great thread, and check out post #643

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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There is a guy on ebay selling the $25 kits starting at $94.99, and from what I have seen they are selling. I need to order several and see if I can make a buck with them.
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There is a guy on ebay selling the $25 kits starting at $94.99, and from what I have seen they are selling. I need to order several and see if I can make a buck with them.
Go for it. That's the American entrapeneur way.

Hopefully the Forum Users will read the info on Forum and order from the less expensive source.

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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They sure do seem expensive. As in very expensive, compared to what you see on ebay. Sure the ebay ones are made in good 'ol China, but for the price and what they are, does it matter? Are these LEDs a safety concern? I bought a few Chinese ones for under $5 including shipping to replace a couple o 1142 bulbs. They *seems* okay so far.

The one I looked at in the link says to allow 100W at 12V for 10' long. Isn't that a lot? Are these things that inefficient? Says 9.5 watts per foot. Are they all like that?

I was thinking of installing a strip for indirect lighting on the ceiling, but if they are that power hungry, I will probably say no. 100W is a llot of heat too.
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The maximum wattage is 72W for 5 meters (about 15 feet) of the LED Strip when all colors are operated at full brightness. That's a 6 Amp draw.

I'll be using 9 Feet of the strip on my awning, which would be 3.6 Amps at full brightness if all colors (Red, Green, Blue) are operating in the white light mode.

I can dim them slightly, or go to a color other than white to reduce that even further. Considering that an 1141 Bulb draws close to 2 Amps, I'll not be drawing much more that a single 1141 with a lot more light output.

In any case, you have to pay to play.

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Old 03-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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I was looking at their "Ribbon Star Supreme". (Sounds like an ice cream flavor.)

UL Listed Flexible LED Light Strip - Ribbon Star Supreme White 118" - 3m

Okay, got it. They have wattages ranging from 0.96to 9.5 watts per foot version. I wonder wattage to use in an RV for accent lighting? Still all seems rather expensive.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
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My final comment is, that the ECO Light Web Site is merely an importer of the same LED products that can be purchased direct from China at a MUCH lower price.

If you visit the web site below, you will find the exact same products at a fraction of the cost listed on ECO Light.

items in WELLS HONGKONG ELECTRONICS store on eBay!

Also, I see that the set you've linked to in your post is using the 3014 SMD LEDs, which are not as efficient or durable as the 5050 SMD IP65 LEDs.

I, and several other Forum members have purchased from WELLS-HONGKONG, and realized fast shipping and transit times.

But, it's your $, and if you feel more comfortable purchasing from a US supplier (even though they are selling a Chinese product), that is your preference.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #9
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Does anyone know how to remove interior bulbs in order to replace with LEDs? I have cover off but am unable to remove bulb without damaging it. I have a 2011 solera 24S. Thanks
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #10
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What kind of bulb? The 921s in my TT just pull out of the plastic holder. You think you are breaking the bulb but you just exert enough pressure to pull the bulb out. If you still are having a problem I could attach a picture after work. If they are 921s, it is very easy. I thought Ibroke the light the first time I pulled a bulb out so you are not alone. Good Luck!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #11
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A picture would be worth a thousand words.
Lets see what you are trying to remove.



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Old 04-19-2013, 12:20 PM   #12
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A picture would be worth a thousand words.
Lets see what you are trying to remove.

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What is your email afresh .? I have photos of my problem light bulbs. Maybe you can describe to me how to remove them .
Thanks. Andy. Brania@yahoo.com
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #13
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Here is picture of bub I need help with . Thanks
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What is your email afresh .? I have photos of my problem light bulbs. Maybe you can describe to me how to remove them .
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #16
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Those look like regular 921 wedge bulbs. They should just pull out of the receptacle. There is no base on that bulb. The contacts are just wires that wrap back around the glass base.

So pull JUST the bulb, not any of the plastic behind the bulb.

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Just like Rodeo says--just pull on the glass bulb until you pull the bulb out of the plastic socket. It's really quite easy. Have no fear. Also, like Rodeo states, these are 921 "wedge" bulbs when you are looking for the LED repacements.
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I hold on to the square plastic socket with one hand while I pull on the bulb with one of the others...
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #19
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Many thanks for suggestion on bulb removal. Brute strength was all that was required . Success at last. I had my grandson do it!
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #20
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anybody see this place I just noticed being advertised on frf

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I just replaced all the lights in my '13 Coachmen Encounter 37TZ with LED lights from M4. I am very pleased with their quality and response time. They are very quick to mail after ordering. I think you will find all the solutions you need. They have brite White and Warm White and also the strip lights that you are asking about. They have many solutions to choose from. Most important is no polarity and variable DC level circuits, which makes for a simple, no worries, installation and operation.

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