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Old 12-12-2006, 03:45 PM   #15
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Thanks all for your help. I'm on my way to look some more. Bubbles
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #16
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Greetings Riley-

Hey great site! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:05 PM   #17
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Another good site for 12 volt lighting and other such things...
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:29 PM   #18
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Since you have to replace the 12 volt lighting anyway, I would strongly suggest going LED. They use 20% of the power of standard bulbs, burn cool to the touch, and last practically forever. I am planning a conversion to all LED lighting in my 2005 Safari.

There are a couple of strings on these Forums that explain LED conversions. They should come up on a basic search.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:44 PM   #19
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Recessed LED Lights replacing Thin Lights

I just replaced the thin lights that were recessed behind the curtain covers. I am not electrically minded but it was super simple. I bought 3 50cm strips with 75 led's on each ($30 total cost including shipping). I took the thinlights out and put the plastic back of the led's in with a couple of screws, covered the screws with electrical tape and mounted the strips. They look and work great and do not get hot at all. I assume the battery drain is low.

I have the 3 thin lights available for anyone who wants them. No cost other than shipping. Otherwise they will go into my growing Airstream extra stuff pile.

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Old 06-25-2010, 11:02 PM   #20
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I made a mistake in my previous post - 30 led lights on a 50 cm strip.

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:49 AM   #21
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......... We are looking to replace the 12v lights under the front cabinets in the living room. They are the standard thin-light(?) ......
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Replacing those light fixtures will be hard because of finding something that will cover the same space.

LED strips are a nice way to go, you don't need the ballast, and they produce about 110% the light as the bulbs that are in there, they last much longer.


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Old 01-18-2011, 08:03 AM   #22
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I went to my local lowes and found a fixture then ordered 12v, 25watt dc bulbs from vintage. WORKS great and the bulbs where only $3.19 Ea. I installed a 3 function switch to turn one bulb on or two or all three. Plenty of light. I even though of using one light socket for a 7watt bulb as a night light, I hate stubbing my toes. lolol
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