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Old 08-02-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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LED running lights

I was talking to my friend at CarQuest about replacing my running lights. He suggested LED that look exactly like my lights, excet when they light up.
What do ya'll think?
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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Go for it! Less current draw than filament bulbs.

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LEDs seem to last forever
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:38 PM   #4
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I went that route.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:15 PM   #5
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All '08 Airstreams now sport LED running lights. I'm very close to converting all of mine to the new style to go along with my all LED interior.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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A worthwhile idea. I went to LEDs this year. Power draw is near nill and there is no noticeable heat at all.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:26 PM   #7
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I replaced all my running lights in my trailer. I burned out a few in under a year. I travel with them on all the time. I switched to LEDs. they look fine and are about 1/2 the current draw.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:32 PM   #8
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I put LED lights all around on our Argosy, and am now in the process of upgrading our Sovereign to LEDs.
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We just converted Lucy to all LED running lights. We we even did the step and patio lights. We didn't change any fixtures, just the bulbs. The 15 LED running lights are brighter than the old bulbs. The whole conversion cost about $100 and took 20 minutes.

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Old 08-02-2008, 10:33 PM   #10
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LED's

As I see it, LED lights only have one basic problem.

Their life time, exceeds ours.

Seriously, they are brighter in the daylight than the incandescents are at night time.

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Old 08-03-2008, 07:36 AM   #11
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LED's cost about twice as much as a comparable incandescent fixture, but last a hundred times longer with virtually no maintenance. If they last the first few trips (called infant mortality), they will last decades. You might have one unit fail. A friend installed LED running lights on his motorhome, and noticed almost no voltage drop with the LEDs, versus almost a volt and a half voltage drop with the standard lights.
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LED's cost about twice as much as a comparable incandescent fixture, but last a hundred times longer with virtually no maintenance. If they last the first few trips (called infant mortality), they will last decades. You might have one unit fail. A friend installed LED running lights on his motorhome, and noticed almost no voltage drop with the LEDs, versus almost a volt and a half voltage drop with the standard lights.
Plus, the sealed LED's do not have any rust or corrosion problems.

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Old 08-03-2008, 08:22 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone for the response. I'll change out as we are doing our upgrades.
One question I had was how did you measure the voltage drop before and after installing the LED lights. I can understand a amp drop but not volts.
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP. (some of us need it)
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My new LEDs did not come with gaskets so I had to make some from gasket material I got from an auto parts store. The gaskets are not necessary for a weather seal but for me were necessary to mount LEDs properly to the skin. No big deal.
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