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Old 07-28-2009, 09:44 PM   #169
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Do they make any G4 LED bulbs in colors, like orange, green or blue?
Looks like they do. LED G4 Bulb - lightingfx.com
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #170
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Optimal LED lighting mix for CCD

So this thread made it really easy to find the lights and install them. My thumb nails are sore but I didn't break one yet, nor scratch a fixture. I used the 10 pin warm-white g4's from superbrightleds.com. It's a great change given the improvement in battery consumption. I feel that the hallogen's are way more warm and comfortable than the LED's, so here's what i've come up with as the optimal lighting balance of battery savings vs. comfort.

I'm leaving most of the interior ceiling lights as hallogen. Will use them mostly when I'm plugged in or running the gen. Changed the stove exhaust, sink overhead and the toothbrush/makeup sink, and 2 reading lights to WarmWhiteLED (8 bulbs). Changed all three cabinets to outside red (6 bulbs red), center hallogen-- might like to try center as bright white LED to compare (3). Placed a pulsating color bulb in the center cabinet over the bed. It's almost like having a disco ball in the bedroom . Anyway, the red colors, while not as bright bring warmth to the trailer to offset the lack in the WarmWhiteLEDs.

I believe the future of these LEDs is something I saw a couple years ago in the "Microsoft" house. All the bulbs will be RGB multi-color LEDs and have a controller that lets you set any color of the spectrum for single or groups of bulbs in. It's pretty wild how the color spectrum can affect the atmosphere and your mood. Anyway, I guess I'd advise not to replace all your bulbs today with $15 lights that will last forever. Order slowly experiment with colors. Those $15 bulbs will be $7 next year and still last forever, so buy in increments so you don't end up with too many spare bulbs.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:23 AM   #171
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Replaced the 2 "puck" lights at both ends, along with the stove light with LED's from Superbright before leaving for 15 days of dock'n at the Lake.

Good thing, as the new XADC60A converter took a dump and could not keep the batts charged without a direct connection to the genset. 4hrs of charge just to get above 12.5v, at least we had lights.

Good investment, IMHO.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #172
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We are very happy with the LEDs from SuperBrightLEDs.com. The running lights, step light, and patio light were replaced 7/08 and are working out well. Since then, their price has been reduced.
SilverGate,

Could you specify which bulbs you used for the running lights, step light, and patio light.

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Old 08-21-2009, 05:41 PM   #173
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All were from superbrightleds.com:

Running lights: 67 15 (Enter: 67 15 in superbrightleds' search window* to find this bulb)
67-x15 LED bulb
15-LED Single Intensity 15mm Bayonet base replacement bulb same base size as 1156, smaller bulb
Unique Design has 9 LEDs aiming out the end and 6 radially mounted LEDs aiming 90 degrees from the base
Select LED Color (Red or Amber for the appropriate running lights)

Step light: 67 15
(Same bulb as above except we chose the LED color: White.)

Patio light: BA15 24 (Enter: BA15 24 in superbrightleds' search window.)
BA15 24-LED bulb:
24-LED 12VDC bulb
15mm 1156 Single or 1157 Dual Intensity Bayonet Base
Unique Design has 18 LEDs aiming out the end and 6 radially mounted LEDs aiming 90 degrees from the base
Select Base and LED type (I don't remember if we selected narrow or wide viewing angle.)


Note: the LED that we used in the Patio light was not as bright as the original patio light, but we preferred it for that reason. If you want a brighter LED light bulb, you might consider the 1156-PCB-WHP9 white LED lamp (Enter:1156 PCB in superbrightleds' search window and scroll down to find this bulb.)

* Use the superbrightleds' search window found on this page.

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Could you specify which bulbs you used for the running lights, step light, and patio light.

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Old 09-30-2009, 09:34 PM   #174
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experiment with colors. Those $X bulbs will be $1/2X next year and still last forever, so buy in increments so you don't end up with too many spare bulbs.
Yes they are! I found a company that has them for a little better than the rest.

Here is a 1156 cluster in Warm White

But the one I'm wonder about is the LED pad for the 4.25x4.25 Monarch Backup Lens.

This company has a kit for the whole light assm.


They have a video at the bottom of this page

I have been looking for this one. Has anyone tried it? you glue it on the tail light.

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Old 10-03-2009, 06:58 AM   #175
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Yes they are! I found a company that has them for a little better than the rest.

Here is a 1156 cluster in Warm White
I was disappointed in the lumen output of that one.

I returned it and bought a 10 pack of these, which are nearly identical in lumen output to a typical incandescent 1141.

LEDTrailerLights.com - RV LED interior ceiling light 1141 1156 warm white

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:44 AM   #176
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I got LED bulbs replacing the overhead halogens when I bought the trailer in 2007.
Got three lamps from Airstream, and one has now started to flicker obnoxiously.
So much for long term reliability. LED's are still evolving.
However, I bought one extra, and replaced.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:49 PM   #177
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I just ordered more LED's from Superbright. Prices are coming down. I had them in my trailer since last spring and no problems.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:38 AM   #178
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LED Conversion of 2009 27FB Internaitonal

Just to add to the information train, I converted every light in my 2009 27FB International Ocean Breeze to LEDs. In addition, I added a second fixture to the wardrobe in the shelf area, identical to the original.
The advantage for me are the lack of heat which were generated by the original Halogens. The LEDs output is estimated at less than the Halogens, but entirely adequate for all purposes. Power consumption has not been measured but should be about 20 - 25 % of the Halogens or less.
The biggest disadvantage is the phenomenal cost... over $400 for the over thirty LEDs required. There is also noticed an interference phenomenon, possibly because I have used two different types of G4 units, and this results in a "spot" pattern which may not be noticed by all.
I have worked closely with Dan at Out of Doors Mart in Colfax, North Carolina to look at the difference between warm white and bright white LEDs. Color is most likely the only difference with the amount of light output probably not an issue. I prefer warm white. In addition, for more light in the bathroom to help in applying makeup (needed at my age) I have added an additional three LED unit.
Overall, if one thinks the dollars are available, the change is a great improvement, primarily due to the lack of heat as generated by the OEM Halogens.
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I also replaced a number of my halogens to LEDs from SuperBrightLED.com, based on the comments on this thread. I couldn't be happier. Replaced the lights over the dinette and kitchen area, as well as two of the task lights in the front and one in the rear.

The light output is excellent and the reduced battery draw amazing! No more living by headlamp to save battery power!!

Highly recommend to anyone who boondocks alot. jk
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The Superbright LED's are brighter than the ones Lewster was selling in the past. If you want more light, that's good, if you want softer light, not so good. The G4's with the rear pins for the task (reading) lights in our Safari do not fit well, but by taking things apart, I was able to get them plugged in.

Airstream is now selling them at the store in JC and the prices are lower than Superbright's.

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The Superbright LED's are brighter than the ones Lewster was selling in the past. If you want more light, that's good, if you want softer light, not so good. The G4's with the rear pins for the task (reading) lights in our Safari do not fit well, but by taking things apart, I was able to get them plugged in.

Airstream is now selling them at the store in JC and the prices are lower than Superbright's.

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Not sure if you had the same problem I did with the reading lights.

Our bedroom reading lights are puck lights with side pins, and the leds I bought from superbrightleds plugged right in.

The swivel reading light over the sofa however required back pins. Whe I looked at the design of the reflector, I figured the round circuit board of the led's would hit the reflector before the pins went into the socket - and that is exactly what happened.

All I did was to find some stiff solid wire of close to the same size as the pins and solder extensions on - about 1/2" long. I clamped a
hemostat at the base of the original pin so as not to transmit too much heat to the circuit board when soldering.

Seems to have worked fine and the back connection led's now fit the lounge reading lights without any problem.

Brian.



PS - have you tried the bulbs that JC are selling for the chandelier fixture over the dinette or the ones that replace the flourescent fixtures on the ceiling? I guess those will be my next project, I like led's!
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Sorry CrawfordGene but the prices at Airstream are CONSIDERABLY higher than SuperBrightLeds and just about every other site where I've checked LED prices. Was at JC in late Sept and noted the prices then. Guess it is barely possible Airstream lowered their prices since I was there but to find them lower than anybody on anything is so rare I'd have to see it to believe it.
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