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Old 01-05-2010, 12:01 AM   #239
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how does the lightoutput/intesity of this led compare to the original 10watt bulb?

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Airstream now has this light configured for the reading lights

Here it is in Warm White

Here it is in Bright White

Looks pretty good.

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Old 01-05-2010, 05:10 AM   #240
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Opening the ceiling pucks

Having changed all thirty or so in my 09 Int, I found a curved carpet knife worked well to ease under the edge of the puck lens without scratching anything. It is easily pried out and removed. Another method I have used is a tongue depressor, sharpened, which can be wedged under the edge of the puck lens. The wood does not scratch for sure, but sometimes the sharp edge will not last long. Good luck.
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Having changed all thirty or so in my 09 Int, I found a curved carpet knife worked well to ease under the edge of the puck lens without scratching anything. It is easily pried out and removed. Another method I have used is a tongue depressor, sharpened, which can be wedged under the edge of the puck lens. The wood does not scratch for sure, but sometimes the sharp edge will not last long. Good luck.
i see the glass lens,then a ring of chrome, then another ring of chrome. do you pry between the glass lens and first chrome ring from the center or between the two chrome rings?
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:59 PM   #242
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Between the two chrome rings. They are easy to scratch. Either grow really long finger nails, or use a thin knife blade such as on any pen knife. Once the blade separates the 2 parts a little, I inserted a screwdriver to pop out the inner part.

Some LED bulbs do not have long enough pins. I took the whole thing apart to make it all work by unscrewing the reflector so I could push the pins in, leaving it unscrewed and putting it all back together.

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Here is the link that I was talking about. I had forgotten to add it.http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...s-17392-8.html

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Has anyone found a source for the puck light fixtures? You can get 5 in a pack with 115-to-DC converter for about $35 at Home Depot, but I just want the pucks. There was a temporary good deal last year where you could get 6 for about $18, but that's long gone.

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Old 01-05-2010, 05:02 PM   #245
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Rockler has 3 watt led light fixtures in their new catalog but do not show them on line. Spendy @ $46 apiece, and 1 watt at 26ea.

And Mcfeelys has some here

Puck Cabinet Lights, 2 W LED, Grass Cabinet Lights, Lighting - McFeely's

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thanks msmoto, crawfordgene, and fenghuang for the great info on opening that clam of a puck light. as soon as the bulbs arrive from as i will attempt shucking the three. camp on
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my fingernails were out of the question to open the puck fitures. i was able to take info from you all and came up with a system that worked. they are tough little clams. i had some old plastic store cards (the credit card type things). i took a little dremel and sanded down the corner to taper it thin to wedge it between the rings. got space enough for a little nudge with a small slotted screw driver and bingo, with no scratches. the airstream led replacements,though expensive, fit and worked great. thanks to all on this project.
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:08 PM   #248
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LED's

Just ordered replacements for some puck lights, bulbs (over dinette, kitchen sink, and bathroom) and reading spot lights. This is the source I used:

LEDs 4, Recreational Vehicles

Free shipping on orders over $30 (not hard to do!)

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Source for LEDs

I haven't seen this source mentioned in the forums yet. I replaced all my interior G4 halogens with LEDs from here last year both overhead and the reading lamps as well. I also replaced the 12v bulbs in the bath and over the stove.

Replacement LED bulbs for your existing boat fixtures

I tried a couple of LED replacements from Airstream and found the ones from Marinebeam to be much brighter. They are a bit more expensive but worth the extra cost in my opinion.

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Has anyone found a source for the puck light fixtures? You can get 5 in a pack with 115-to-DC converter for about $35 at Home Depot, but I just want the pucks. There was a temporary good deal last year where you could get 6 for about $18, but that's long gone.

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I may be "re-dunding" here but VTS has 12v pucks for $19 bucks each....
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The LED brightness question

Having converted every bulb in my 27 FB International to LED from Out of Doors Mart, the brightness is entirely adequate and I rarely have all of them on. Plus it appears the cost is about half of that on the marinebeam site. Those must be absolutely fanastic. But, I am about to turn traitor and go to a big class A motorhome so .... Sorry, full time in my Airstream just did not have enough room for me.
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A more reasonable source for those LED replacement bulbs:

DealExtreme: LED Light Bulbs (Page 1)

Friends on other forums report they work very well:

LED Lighting, now a practical alternative - The Home Shop Machinist & Machinist's Workshop BBS

no cheap warm white yet, though.

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