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Old 03-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #15
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I bought two different tower bulbs. One is much dimmer than the other. That 45 LED is great. I am not familiar with your bullet lights but I am finding out that the LED while a savings in energy is dimmer overall. The 45 is rated at 220 lumens I believe.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:34 PM   #16
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Warm white has the "normal" look to it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #17
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I just replaced some of my 1141 bulbs with a 48 led warm white "board" from V-leds.com. If you purchase in bulk, then they give a volume discount. I bought 20 and the total came to just over $200, about $10 each, including a 15% discount and shipping. I have bought from V-leds in the past for my F-250 and am very satisfied with their products and support. These boards fit much better in the square ceiling lights than a bulb style led; also distribute the light much better.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #18
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After I did the same as you with replacing all 1141's on the inside with the warm white which was a total of 20 I started on the outside with all leds an now complete looks great at night.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:03 AM   #19
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Yes, I am now in the process of trying to find a crystal or semi-clear lens for the ceiling fixture. The white lens blocks about 1/2 of the lumens from LEDs. I did find another difference with the LED lights is the voltage range specs. The wider the better on the range. The superbright LEDs range from 11 to 30V I believe. I am not sure about the Airstream Store ones that I bought. I can say that the one 45 LED tower bulb is amazing from Superbright. I put it outside in the patio light. That one is pricy though. I got another one that I put in the wardrobe but I am thinking about the bathroom since it is darker. The airstream PCB LEDs are not as bright.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #20
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The first light bulb has gone out on my 2008 Safari. It's one in the ceiling. These lights are the original halogen bulbs. I would like to start replacing the ones that burn out with the newer LED lights. From what I am reading on the threads, I want the warm white ones. I'm sure someone has answered this question before but I can't find it. Has anyone replaced just one or two halogen lights at a time with the LED ones? Is there a BIG difference in the lighting? I can't afford to do them all at once and would like to replace them as they burn out but not if there is a noticeable difference in the way they look. Thanks for any "light" you can shed on this subject.

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Old 09-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #21
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Hi KDS, Being in the irrigation division of the company I work for we sell outdoor lighting for your yard. With the new LEDS that they now have out to replace the bulbs in your light's in your yard it is not a good idea to mix the bulbs. What happens is the old bulbs tend to get all the voltage instead of the LEDS which take less juice to light. Don't know if it's the same for a12 volt system. I bought all my LEDS on Amazon for about $5.99 each. They were a pad type with either 24 or 36 smd's on each pad that had a wire with connector that plugged right into the socket that the old bulb was in. The pad had a peel off back that stuck to the inside of each light fixture. Used the 36 smd's in the bathroom and above the sink for more light. They all work good and love the warm light they put out.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #22
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I just received a dozen 1141 LEDs directly from China, via ebay. Price, including shipping, was $45.00. They look well made and identical to the $20.00 version I bought here in Canada.

I have no idea about the longevity of these, but I figured for the price I could take a risk.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #23
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Greetings, for those reading through the thread here is a change I just made led-wise. The pancake or PCB board bulbs I got from Airstream were just too dim to me. I already purchased all those so I looked for a cheaper alternative and found some bulbs on Amazon - oversized tower bulbs that state they have 300 lumens versus the pancakes' 100 or so. I changed SOME of my others out and WOW it is eye-popping bright. I replaced the bathroom and over sink and also the main lounge area. It's like going from 25 watt to 100 watt bulbs. Like other posters, there are places online that carry the bulbs for less. I also changed out the rest of the exterior lighting to led so now the entire AS is led including the dump area light! The running lights look great in their matching colored bulb - red or amber- much brighter look. I have the older teardrop incandescent fixtures with the screw in the middle but now I am all modernized.

Link to amber/red light bulb - note incandescent-like housing
1156 LED Bulb - Single Intensity 1 Watt LED w/ Stock Cover | LED Brake Light, Turn Light and Tail Light Bulbs | LED Car Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs

Warm White Tower bulb 66 LED POWERFUL $11.99 versus $25
The Brightest Ba15s LED Light Bulb Replacement - Warm White Color - 2nd Generation with 66 LED's - Single Contact Base - 10-30V DC : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Add an 'LED Driver' and you can adjust the brightness.. 'Mood lighting'
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Mood lighting

Now THAT would be funny except for when they changed to RED.
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led lights / strips

I have been following this thread with great interest so I started looking at adding some strip LED lights in the kitchen under cabinet to get a feel for them. In doing some looking i see a bunch of different numbers with the strips and found a place that offers some info on the differences..

What is the difference between 3528 LEDs and 5050 LEDs |SMD 5050 SMD 3528


i also found this video talking about the process and a good source of strip led lights on amazon.

HOW TO: Convert Fluorescent RV Lights to LEDs - YouTube

this technology is truly amazing especially for the campers that like to get off the grid via solar power or the homeowner wishing to reduce there power usage and reduce elec cost in the home.

There are a few thing you can control around your home, water usage, elec usage and if equipped gas usage..

I go in a lot of peoples home during the day here in the winter months with them sometimes meeting me from work and the house is 70 plus degrees and NO ONE HOME.. have to say that is sorta dumb way to run you house..

I think set-back thermostats should be installed in every house built or replaced.

great thread on a good subject matter that I am sure many are thinking about in the Airstream and other worlds.
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I've been using LEDs in residential applications, and it's been tricky to find equivalent lamps to halogen in terms of brightness and color. To match the warmth of halogen/incandescent (my preference) I use 2700 or 3000k, when they give a color temperature. The other number to look for is CRI, or color rendering index. The higher the better- 85 is pretty good but I've been specifying 90s for residential interiors. 600 lumens is a good target... here is a kind of dense but helpful article on MR16 replacement, but some of the tech stuff applies to other 12 lamping.
LEDs Magazine - Are MR16 LED lamps ready for the 50W-halogen switch? (MAGAZINE)
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:21 PM   #28
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Hey everyone sitting in the stream floor posting this message about a mistake I posted. Tonight I came over to get to work replacing the front running lights with the led bulbs and they were totally wrong. The are different from the red ones I bought. Thought they would work please disregard my suggestion in the amber bulbs that have the traditional looking bulb cover too large for the teardrop fixtures.
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