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Old 11-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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Melted plastic cover on exterior light 2008 AS

We just noticed that the plastic cover on one of our exterior lights is melted and deformed. We don't leave our lights on too long but have had them on for perhaps 3 hours one evening this summer.

Has anyone else encountered this issue on their AS? Is this normal or do we have an electrical problem the light itself? We can easily replace the cover but are wondering whether this is normal behavior or not.

Seems odd to me.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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Probably just too high a wattage bulb installed at some point.

We changed ours for a really bright LED one that works very well and produces little heat.

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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Mine also was a bit melted when I bought the trailer. I replaced the assembly with an LED light fixture. Much better light output and stays cool to the touch.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #4
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Probably just too high a wattage bulb installed at some point.

We changed ours for a really bright LED one that works very well and produces little heat.

Brian.
Which LED product did you use and was it plug and play? Thx
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We had the same melted lens on our 2008 Safari 27FB. We contacted Dan at led4rv.com and purchased a turn-key package with a new lens and an LED bulb. Very easy installation. Dan is very knowledgable and helpful.

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone. So it sounds like this is a fairly common issue. I wonder why AS would use bulbs that melt the plastic as part of their factory build.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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Which LED product did you use and was it plug and play? Thx
Just pull your bayonet fitting bulb to get the number. The LED had the same base. My original bulb was a GE 114. The LED is a Revolution 1156-170.
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Thanks everyone. So it sounds like this is a fairly common issue. I wonder why AS would use bulbs that melt the plastic as part of their factory build.
Is it this the lamp in question?

We also changed the step light bulb at the same time.

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The scare light is really a backup light, and has a backup light bulb in it. It is great for using as a backup light, as it is bright, but for continuous use, the heat will melt or distort the lens. The bulb from the factory is an 1156, an 1141 is much better and cooler, long-term. Best option, of course, is to get an LED conversion kit, which is an LED epoxied to the inside of a replacement lens, and plugs into the factory socket.
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