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Old 01-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #29
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Replaced oem LEDs

We do a lot of camping in locations without hookups, kinda "soft boondocking." Our 2011 27 FC came with day light, blue, LEDs in the ceiling. They really looked cool at the RV show, but they were way too intense and way too cold for our use. I fabricated some semi-opaque diffusers: they cut the glare, but didn't change the color temp. I ordered a few warm pucks from Airstream; the color was warmer, but a bit to greenish and unnatural. The pucks were basically exposed circuit boards, really a poor substitute for the better built oem LEDs. Also, the two pin connectors, while fitting the female receptacles in the ceiling, were VERY fragile, not designed to take any stress at all. I lost two pins within a week of installing them. Fed up, I ended swapping them all out for 10W halogens. We now have the lighting we want, and a 2kw Yamaha recharges the batteries the next morning in an hour or so if needed.

Just upgraded my batteries from 24s to 27s. The whole "random walk" wasn't cheap, but then neither was the Airstream. Stay tuned ...
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I ordered a few warm pucks from Airstream; the color was warmer, but a bit to greenish and unnatural. The pucks were basically exposed circuit boards, really a poor substitute for the better built oem LEDs. ...
Doesn't AS sell a plug-in replacement that is warm white and is in the same round frame? I don't recall seeing a bare PCB option.

Glad you got it solved though.
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