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Old 06-10-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
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12v LED E26/E27 Bulb or Adaptor?

I'm in the process of renovating out '79 Excella and would like some advice on interior lighting...

My wife picked out a few light fixtures she likes, and all of them use E26/E27 screw base fixtures (the kind that you'd use in your house's lamp or ceiling light).

I've been searching for 12v LED E26/E27 bulbs and have found a few options, including...

Liroyal E27 5w 12v High-power Warm White Light Bulb

Unfortunately when I ordered these (from China) they sent me the 220v versions instead of 12v. I'm getting a refund, but now I'm wondering if I should just get a more common 12v LED bulb and use an adaptor to make it fit the E26/E27 screw base, something like this:

Given that I'm stuck using these wife fixtures my wife picked out (which have E26/E27 sockets), do you think I'm better off getting 12v LED bulbs with E26/E27 screw bases (which are hard to find and expensive) or using an adaptor to fit a more common 12v LED bulb in the E26/E27 screw base?

Anyone out there use 12v LED E26/E27 Bulbs in their AS? If so, which ones?

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Old 06-10-2015, 07:27 PM   #2
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I would use 120 volt LED bulbs, as I suggest in this post I made some time ago. They can easily be powered by small and inexpensive 12 volt DC to 120 volt AC inverters.

It is something to consider at any rate. I like the way it works out in my rig, and do not think there is any significant energy penalty.

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Old 06-10-2015, 07:40 PM   #3
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Assuming you've got 12v to the fixtures and don't want to go through the rigermarole of trying to get 120v to them.

Try this place; Screw in RV LED Bulbs 12v and 120v they have screw in E26 LED bulbs that are available in 12v an 120v. Just make sure to get the 12v ones. They're a good company, they have a 5% or so discount if you use VAP5 discount code. Great customer service.
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