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Old 10-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by pdvasquez View Post
We have 2007 safari ..Thinking of switching out the lightbulbs to led lightbulbs. Has anyone tackled this task? Worth the price and effort. Longer battery life??
If you dry camp or boondock regularly, it is definitely worth the cost and effort. You will certainly notice your batteries holding their charge longer. If you camp mainly at RV parks with hookups, the necessity diminishes, unless you would like to reduce the interior heat build up that incandescent bulbs contribute to, or are concerned about the environment and want to decrease your carbon footprint.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #16
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Isn't the 5 watt draw pretty high for LED?

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Old 10-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #17
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I remember purchasing a factory tail light conversion kit from Airstream. It was probably the best LED purchase I ever made since it made all the difference in the world for those following me. One of the things I noticed over time is how hard it is to see brake lights on trailers that are back lit by sunshine. I knew that once these became available, I had to make this improvement, primarily for safety reasons.

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Old 10-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #18
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I recently replaced all incandescent bulbs in our 2005 19-foot Bambi for around $100 ($4.99 each). Vendor was in Florida; $5 shipping charge. Received order in Phoenix on third day after placing order. See details, on link below:
According to the lumen charts the cheaper bulbs aren't very bright.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #19
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We have replaced all the halogen lights (and incandescent lights in the closest and bathroom) in our Safari SE. What a huge difference in battery life! You'll be so glad you did.

Once you have the LEDs (we also used Dan at LED4RV) it's a snap (literally) to replace those halogen bulbs in your recessed ceiling lights. Its a direct bulb don't have to replace the fixture, just the bulbs...carefully pry open the innermost ring of the puck fixtures with a sharp knife being sure not to damage the surrounding aluminum skin in your SE. The glass lens is held in place by that ring so be sure not to let it fall an break. (Let the lens and fixture cool off before you try this....they get very hot from the halogens.) Replace the bulb and re-install the ring by snapping it into place. Voilá. The directional reading lights are easy, too, but take a different bulb — with connection prongs at the back rather than to the side.

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