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Old 07-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Removing Halogen light?

Ok, I give up! I recently purchased an LED light from Airstream to try replacing one of my existing halogens in the ceiling of my 2008, 25' Safari FB. I can't find a way to remove the light or the lens. Can anyone tell me ho that is done? Thanks!
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Yes, here: Fenghuang's post #106 of the thread, "LED Lighting retrofit for interior lights"
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Are you referring to the entire light fixture or the lens to access the bulb? Fenghuang's post is about removing the lens.

To remove the entire fixture, you have to ease it away from the ceiling. I used the blade of a Swiss Army knife being careful not to scratch the aluminum ceiling. Once I lifted it away I could get a screwdriver or a fingernail under it and pull it out. There are 2 springs holding it to the ceiling. Those springs hurt when you get your finger in the way. Then you have to detach the wires from the fixture and attach the wires from the new one. I did it the old fashioned way—cut the wires, soldered them to the wires on the new fixture and then wrapped each connection in electrical tape. More modern people will use those newfangled connectors.

Airstream was testing some fixtures that have a milk like plastic lens last year. They are not as bright as replacing the bulbs in the OEM fixture and have a slight blue color to them. Airstream decided not to use them. I read they were selling these at a discount to get rid of them. I have one I was asked to test and told them they were not bright enough to use for all the recessed fixtures and they had a color rendition problem. I replaced the rest of my bulbs with LED's from lewster and they work great.

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Great info in your post! I found it was easier to genlty push in one side of the lens and then pry the bezel off from the inside. For me it worked better than trying to get a small screwdriver or fingernail under the outer part of the bezel. Once you remove the bezel and lens it easy to bend the tag to reclamp the lens securely.

The retrofit on your Airstream looks terrific! Can't wait to do mine! Snaken49
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