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Old 01-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #1
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What LED lights do you use?

What LED lights have you installed?

I'm looking to upgrade the florescent lights in my 1996 to LED's for more conservative usage and thought I'd see what everyone was using.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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We changed out all our puck fixtures with bulbs from superbrightleds.com
The have a large selection of types and color temperatures and so far, after 5 years of use, no failures. Not sure if they have a strip to retro into your fluorescent fixtures, but they have lots of component parts you can "cook" something up with.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Check out "LED4RV.com" We have been very happy with the products from them.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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LED lighting retrofit
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...hts-17392.html

retrofit leds for 6-light ceiling fixture
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...der-97498.html

reinventing the scare light
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...ght-99834.html

converting spots to LEDs
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...eds-99293.html

Warning: non-dimmable LEDs
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...eds-99694.html

Scare/Door light replacement
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...ent-99701.html

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Just ran across this product line in the latest issue of Sea magazine:
Linear Lighting - Marine Lighting - Boat Lights - Yacht Lights - Imtra
A wide variery of 12vDC LED linear fixtures (designed as replacements for fluourescents), either surface mount or recessed. And because they're designed for wet conditions aboard a boat, they should work fine in a galley or bathroom as well.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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I am using flexible LED tape to refit the existing long incandescent fixtures over the bed and in the bathroom. Not done yet, but really simple and inexpensive. There are several manufacturers.

I second the recommendation for LED4RV they are helping me with my overhead lights and are most helpful.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #7
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LED Interference

We converted our 2008 Safari 27FB to LED lights. We have found that when the overhead LED's are on, they create enough interference that we cannot pick up over the air television signals through our antenna. When we turn off the overhead LED's, the television reception returns.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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Just wanted to say thanks, After alot of looking I used these:

LEDwholesalers 5 Meter Reel Warm White 3100K Flexible LED Ribbon 300 LEDs 16ft 2026ww-31k - Amazon.com

With these:
Amazon.com: HitLights LED PCB Strip to Strip Connector, 2 Conductor, Any Angle Turn, For SMD3528 LED Strip Lights (4 Pcs Pack): Patio, Lawn & Garden

And like them VERY much.

I just got one roll.... going to order a few more.

(Getting set for boondocking)
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WOW! 300 LEDs for $16? Uh, yea, I'm in. Last time I looked at doing LEDs I did the exterior lights on my Motorhome and it was about $200. The interior lights were going to be more; like $300.

With these strips I could make a whole new lighting design and just leave the stock lights in place. Awesome, and Thanks!

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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I did all inside Bambi lights with LEDS, purchased from Airstream. I am new owner and my radio is all static when lights are on and funny thing I have not gotten my TV to work, I bet thats why...hmmm how do I fix that?
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Most used lamps...
All interior puck lights, over stove light, step light, porch light.
No aesthetics involved, conservation only.
From Superbright and led4rv.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:31 AM   #12
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Most used lamps...
All interior puck lights, over stove light, step light, porch light.
No aesthetics involved, conservation only.
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Same here. Have not any interference problems with radio or TV.
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Same here. Have not any interference problems with radio or TV.
Many of the LED products that use current regulators (instead of resistors) product RFI. You won't notice it if you are in an area of strong reception. The reels of LEDs do not have regulators, so they will always be interference free.

You can cut down on the RFI by soldering a small disc ceramic capacitor into the socket, or even on the LED device itself. If that doesn't solve th problem, the next step is an RF choke in one of the power leads, very close to the socket.

I've found that most of the problems are created by the small multi-LED discs that have G4 pins.

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