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Old 01-21-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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LEDs in overhead lights.

The photos show the steps.
Five to ten minutes per light.
LEDs come from IKEA: Inreda, $50 for a 4 pack.
INREDA LED spotlight - IKEA
Almost as bright as original halogens.
Wire strippers and crimping tool required.
Shim (two layers of electrical tape) required for my original "frame".
Or thin two-sided adhesive could be used.
Check your measurements before committing!
Ensure correct polarity before crimping.

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:24 PM   #3
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Those look really nice. The pic on the Ikea website looks like the wire comes out the side of the housing while yours looks like it comes out the back. Did you have to modify? Nice install!

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:16 AM   #4
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The Inreda light set comes with 4 "pots" or housings to mount the actual LED assemblies. They are not physically or electrically attached and can be discarded.
See the attached diagram taken from the Install Instructions on the IKEA Inreda web page.
My original housings were slightly larger than the Inreda housings and I shimmed with 2 layers of vinyl "electrician's" tape to get a snug fit. With heat and high humidity this tape has crept slowly downwards and I am now using the 3M double sided "Outdoor" tape (very thin) available at Lowe's and Home Depot at several points along the inside (hidden) edge of the LED assembly instead. A fabric-type tape might also work.
I suggest that the final step in the assembly be the crimping of the LED wires to the RV ceiling wiring - it is much easier to work on a table top than overhead.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:35 PM   #5
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Removing LED Lights

I need to remove one of the ceiling LED lights in my Flying Cloud 30. Does anyone know how to remove them? It's a long story as to why I want to remove one. Dick
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I got the same result for a whole lot less. I ebayed 6-LED bulbs for a buck fifty each. They are small enough to replace the stock bulbs perfectly. Did the whole ceiling for less than $20.

As far as removing the lamp from the ceiling, just pry it open from the edge with your trusty pockt knife.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:13 PM   #7
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Accessing overhead bulbs.

I found that the easiest way to access the (halogen) bulbs in the overhead lights in our Airstream (2009) was to pull down on the entire fixture and then "free"'one of the two spring-loaded retainers - watch your fingers.
Once the fixture is out of the ceiling the second section in from the outer edge can be pushed out from the backside - it is held in a very snug press fit.
A friend has been able to pry the second ring loose without first removing the fixture using a penknife but it is easy to unintentionally mark the fixture.

The eBay LED replacement bulbs shown by another poster have 6 LEDs per "cluster" whereas the Inreda have 18. This may not be significant as individual LEDs can vary considerably in power but generally the higher power diodes cost more so I do wonder about the light output of the eBay LEDs (lumens or their power consumption). The Inreda LED cluster as shown is roughly equivalent to a 10 watt incandescent bulb.

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