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Old 02-04-2015, 01:51 PM   #351
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Replacing lights

If you contact Dan at LEDs 4, Recreational Vehicles he can assist you. This is a reliable source and he can offer some advice.

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Old 02-06-2015, 02:55 PM   #352
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On post 300, it was 2 1/2 years and my LED's from Superbright were still fine; now after almost 6 years, they are still good.

When this thread started, the OP lived in Colorado, but no more. I think he moved to Texas and I moved further west in Colorado.

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:38 PM   #353
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Has anyone tried this LED upgrade to the stock light fixture in the 70's model Airstreams

LED strip light kit for 18x18 70 s Model SKU685 [K18x18] - $89.95 : LEDs 4, Recreational Vehicles
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:57 PM   #354
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I just ordered these for under the bulkheads:

Amazon.com: Gold Stars F3528002 LED Dome Light Fixture Double 921 Wedge 2 X 150 LUM 12v Natural White (3): Automotive

And some of these to replace the bulbs in the light fixtures:

http://www.amazon.com/HOT-SYSTEM-tra...JV4K7SBQKAZBY4
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:09 AM   #355
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Has anyone tried this LED upgrade to the stock light fixture in the 70's model Airstreams

LED strip light kit for 18x18 70 s Model SKU685 [K18x18] - $89.95 : LEDs 4, Recreational Vehicles

I haven't tried that kit, but I did something similar to my '72. I took leftover warm white led strip lighting from our undercabinet light and stuck them on in a box around the edge of the light. I wired the strips to one position on the 3 way, and all the original bulb lights to the other position, that way I can have LED or bulb light or both. I thought it was dim at first, but when you switch to either or, the brightness is about the same. I bought a roll of warm white led strips from Amazon, and a bunch of clip on connectors, and I'm going to wire them in while I have all my fixtures down. I think I might do two rows of led around and ditch the bulbs altogether. I also bought some generic 21 led panels to try instead.
they were 1.99 each, so it couldn't hurt.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:29 AM   #356
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LED lighting in early 70's AS

I replaced 30 incandescent bulbs in my '72 International with LED lights. Went to "Lightinbox.com" and did a search for trailer lighting and found every kind of LED imaginable. I got 30 lights (with shipping included) for $31.96. Took two weeks to get across the pond but was well worth the wait. Every one of them worked. Have since replaced all of the exterior lights as well.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:36 AM   #357
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adonh, in my '02 Classic I put the 2 LED replacement strips in all of my 12" Thin Lites. I could not get a season of use from the fluorescent bulbs or ballast in the bathroom or under-cabinet kitchen fixtures. The updates were about $40 / light. The light is so nice and bright now. And they are not dim when it's cold as the fluorescents were. I used bright white LED strips except over the couch and bed where I used warm white. I got my LEDs from LED4RV. Good service and product.

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Old 06-12-2016, 09:39 AM   #358
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I replaced 30 incandescent bulbs in my '72 International with LED lights. Went to "Lightinbox.com"
Glad to see this thread is still alive since I'm about ready to start in on reviving my Argosy. The Lightinbox.com domain is a French website that looks to be a content creator. I'm guessing it was supposed to point to Lightingbox.com from Canada.

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Old 06-14-2016, 02:17 PM   #359
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I have replaced a few of the puck halogen bulbs with LED's. So far so good and now I'm ready to replace the ceiling puck lights. There are 8 of them in the kitchen and hallway and four in the bedroom.

For those who have already made the conversion I have a question. Would using the 12 diode LED replacement be too bright in the kitchen? I am planning on using the 9 diode LED for the bedroom? I don't think it's a major decision but thought I could benefit from someone saying 9 diode LED's were not bright enough or the 12's are too bright.

BTW I'm using the warm color LED's and I got them from LED4RV.com.

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I think the biggest thing you will see is reduction of heat given off by the conventional bulbs.

I am thinking of putting in a string of 5050 bulbs around trough above the curtains to give off indirect lighting from the ceiling.

Now I am looking for a good light to replace the entry light over the door.
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:41 AM   #361
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I bought the 9 diode warm LED's from LED4RV.com for the puck lights. We are happy with them. The light is sufficient for us.

If you go with the 12 diode you might consider installing a dimmer switch.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:32 AM   #362
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I bought the 9 diode warm LED's from LED4RV.com for the puck lights. We are happy with them. The light is sufficient for us.

If you go with the 12 diode you might consider installing a dimmer switch.
I appreciate your input. I have the 12 diode LED's above the dinette and the countertop/sink. Mainly for having plenty of light on work surfaces. I was thinking the 9's would work for the ceiling lights and glad to hear some confirmation before purchasing so many of them.

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:32 AM   #363
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Hans, it isn't the number of diodes, but the lumens produced that will tell you how bright it is.

We changed to LED's many years ago now, around when this thread started and the OP still lived in Colorado. Just about every bulb was replaced (closet one, courtesy lights and step light were the only ones not done). They all still work fine and cost about 10 times more then. We got them from Superbright as they had the best LED's when there were a lot of bad ones on the market.

I'm wondering whether the Airstream OEM LED's are lasting or where they the cheap kinds?

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