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Old 11-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #15
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Both of my trailer's have been 95% LED since last year.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:59 PM   #16
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I switched to LEDs to reduce power consumption, but my 2001 Safari 25 had incandescent bulbs in it for 13 years before I owned it. I have pulled that light and the one in the bedroom area and have no discoloration of the headliner. What bulbs are you using?

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Hi, I have the original 1141 bulbs.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #17
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WOW that's a heads up to all of us with normal bulbs ,I worked for honda as a tech for many years and had heard that when we're working on cars with the headlights on and a fender cover lying on the headlamp the plastic lense could melt, I'm sure glad I put LED bulbs in my 2015 the day I picked it up, my reason is we do a lot of boondocking to conserve battery power.����
Hi, we do very little, or practically no boondocking, so I'm not concerned with saving power. Now it will be more of a heat thing for us.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #18
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My trailer is not here, so I can't check to see. But I do not think our fixtures are incandescent. They look like small florescent lights. I have always assumed that's what they are. Bob, If you get a chance, can you post a picture of the bulb?


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Hi, pictures of bulb and fixture.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:02 PM   #19
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When I restored our 86 I switched the entire trailer out to leds. I changed that style of fixture out to new ones and drilled and installed pucks in place of others. It was cheaper to replace the whole fixture. Use warm white, it's much less harsh.I bought them from led4rv.com. I had one that went bad after a few weeks and they promptry sent me a new one no questions asked. He carries a lot just for Airstreams. If you already have pucks, just buy the insert and swap them out. We have a lot of people in our trailer so heat was a big concern. No more heat from lights and very very low power consumption.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:44 AM   #20
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This $3.99 LED bulb is a direct replacement for 1141/1156 incandescent bulbs, and fits in bayonet-type sockets without modification: http://www.eversale.com/catalog2_1/p...ail-5050-p-181

This $4.74 LED bulb fits wedge-type sockets like in the stove exhaust hood: http://www.eversale.com/catalog2_1/p...ulb-2825-p-232

Both of these LED bulbs are "warm white"; and when on, they are indistinguishable from incandescent bulbs in both color and brightness/intensity.

Note: I have no connection to EverSale.com, other than being a satisfied customer.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:04 AM   #21
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This $3.99 LED bulb is a direct replacement for 1141/1156 incandescent bulbs, and fits in bayonet-type sockets without modification: EverSale.com : LED 3W 12V White Omni Bulb BA15S 1156 P21W Brake Tail 18 5050 SM [EV-BA15S-18] - $3.99
Hi, I will check these out too. My socket [plastic] washers are melted. I might buy socket repair kits. In the old days, these washers were fiber or Bakelite.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:08 AM   #22
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Hi, pictures of bulb and fixture.

This type is what came in our 2010 Classic. However 16 watts per fixture is no power saver. There are either 3 or 4 of them. A least they are individually switched.

Heng's HXLT-SC 15 3/4" Fluorescent Light Fixture - RV Fluorescent Light - On/Off Switch (NEW)

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Old 11-17-2014, 10:28 AM   #23
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I have those fluorescents in my Classic but I switched them to strip LED lighting.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f366...fb-124369.html

Those bulb replacements are quite a bit cheaper than other sites.

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We made the switch to LED a few years ago just to take the pressure off the battery.. I miss the warm light of the old auto bulbs,, but would never go back.. They seem to improve the light output of LEDs every year it seems.. The last ones I got for our overhead reading lights in our living area have a nice bright warm light.. My early LEDs cast a blueish light..
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:55 PM   #25
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Does anyone know of a vendor that sells complete kits for individual AS's? I would like to replace all of ours including the outside entrance light. If there isn't a "complete kit", does anyone have the total # of lights for a unit like mine and which bulbs to order?
We just picked up our new-to-us 2010 28' Int'l Ocean Breeze y-day, and we're pretty stoked to have joined this great community!
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Count your lights and contact led4rv.com. He is a streamer and quite knowledgeable. He will have good advice on preferred "color temperature" for each application. Congratulations and see Y'all down the road.


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Old 12-12-2014, 05:50 PM   #27
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Hi, time will tell. Today I received my 20 LED's for my trailer. They were selling in packs of ten so I ordered two packs. Ironically 20 is exactly what I needed. I like the color and brightness of them. Two of the twenty were defective. Out of the six sides and end that the LED's are on, two of the lights were dead on one side. I sent an E-mail to the seller to see what happens next.
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