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Old 11-15-2003, 12:16 PM   #15
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Lightbulb Update:

While I was camping out at work..I got a chance to evaluate the Red LED light.
I found that, for reading purpose..It was totally lacking but, as a night lite..Perfect as it cast a nice warm glow thruout the interior.
Added bonus, when stepping outside, my eyes were already adjusted to the night.
I've decided to hold off on replacing the others till I find something that will cast the light downward direction.

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Old 11-15-2003, 05:42 PM   #16
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power consumption

Do the Thin Lite fixtures use less power than the standard overhead bulb fixtures currently in my 67 Tradewind? Thanks.

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Old 11-15-2003, 06:48 PM   #17
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Look at my post in Bright ideas for power savers Cold cathode tubes are very bright and draw little juce. LED's are good but you get more lumens per milli watt used with CCFT's. Check it out.
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:19 AM   #18
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Old 01-16-2006, 09:48 PM   #19
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from the dumb people asking questions department.....

So do the LED bulbs fit into the orginal housings? (I'm in a 68 trade wind if that information helps). I want to extend my boondock time and not get a generator. thanks

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Old 01-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #20
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I'm pretty sure there are LED bulbs that will fit into the 12v fixtures. I got some off ebay two years ago to use in my teardrop trailer. we camped for 10 nights straight. used the stereo and lights every night. only power source was a small 12 volt sealed AGM battery made for scooters. never recharged and never had a power loss.

something like ebay Item number: 8030137282 or Item number: 8029381538

please verify this is what will fit your rig. don't go bidding b/c I told ya to.

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Old 09-15-2007, 07:51 PM   #21
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I just replaced two halogens with "white" led's in my safari.
I got them as good will perk from my dealer. They are about
Put up in the hallway between the "living room" and the "bedroom" they look
ok, but are still too blue for much use in the rest of the trailer.
Perhaps I will put in the bedroom for an "exotic" look...
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:27 PM   #22
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Perhaps I will put in the bedroom for an "exotic" look...
They are available in a red color, if you really want , umm, "exotic". They are also considerably less money, about $9 each, instead of $16.
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:58 PM   #23
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LED lights

All the information we have says that white LED lights are far more expensive than colored LED's.

In some instances they are double to triple the price.

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Old 05-06-2010, 08:37 AM   #24
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Warm White

Originally Posted by hshovic View Post
I just replaced two halogens with "white" led's in my safari.
I got them as good will perk from my dealer. They are about
Put up in the hallway between the "living room" and the "bedroom" they look
ok, but are still too blue for much use in the rest of the trailer.
Perhaps I will put in the bedroom for an "exotic" look...
They have 3 kinds of white. Most companies only carry two. They all carry the warm white and one of the Bright or Cool white. It sounds like you have Bright or Cool white. They both have a Blue tint.

Most people like the warm white. says 9 out of 10 women prefer Warm White. If you look at the pictures to the link below they show the differant colors. The have two side by side.

Click here to see the differant type.

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Old 05-18-2010, 07:53 PM   #25
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We've converted the factory 10W halogen bulbs in our 2010 27FB International all to warm white LEDs. The previous generation (2 years ago, from IMTRA Marine supply) cost about $22 each. They were actually warmer than the halogens and not as bright. The newer generation (this year, from the Airstream store) cost about $12 each, are actually brighter than the halogens they replace, and are just slightly cooler/bluer (in color) than the halogens... barely.

So - we've reached the ideal on brightness (1.2W LED brighter than 10W halogen), near-ideal on color temperature (slightly, but almost imperceptibly cooler than halogen), and we're getting there on price (about double the price of a halogen bulb).

This is all assuming halogen as the "gold standard" of light quality (which, of course, it isn't.)

The new warm white LEDs do have an irregularity of color if you view them directly on a white background. They project an array of slightly cooler/brighter dots in a field of warmer/yellower light. This is pretty much undetectable in normal use with several fixtures running, however.

There are also dimmers available that should be able to dim whole circuits of these. I plan to try one out as we find ourselves in the unexpected situation of our ceiling LEDs being "too bright" for us most of the time.

I did a blog post on this topic:

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all the warm white leds i have used are the same price as the cool white or color ones but you do loose a little brightness (tho hardly noticeable) and i have never noticed any color variation

i know it's not the best picture but the top is the cool white and bottom is warm white
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The 'white' color boosts perceived output since it is UV LEDs exciting phosphors - the same mechanism fluorescent tubes use to boost candlepower without the glass and vacuum.

Also found on the white LED die can be warm white LED emitters to even up the apparent Kelvin temperature of the light - say to tailor a really eerie 6000K phosphor they happen to have tons of down to 5000k, etc.

With the volume the dies are being made nowadays when they are tested and sorted into 'bins' by output and color etc. there can be some real monsters mixed into the fray, the bought-same-day-same-store MagLite LED capsule I gifted my Dad with has extreme orange freckles in the flashlight beam where the one I randomly was issued off-the-shelf is pure bluish white...

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Old 05-21-2010, 12:33 PM   #28
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I have three ceiling drops (running along the center line) pre-wired with 12v for what I presume will be LED pucks (or similar). I'd like to find a high quality fixture that mounts easily and produces a good amount of "general" light. I realize we'll need more "spot" lighting in the galley (cooking) and bedroom (reading).

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