Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-26-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2010 27' FB International
pocatello , Idaho
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 8
Switching out inside lights to LED

Bought a few LED light bulbs (if bulbs are the right word for LED's) to replace halogens inside our Airstream to conserve power. Cannot figure out how to get old bulbs out. Called dealer, and was told the fixtures are spring loaded, so you have to pry them out - suggested a screw driver. I have tried, but not coming easily and am afraid of scratching ceiling if I try harder. Any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
Idaho air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
Flysoncloud's Avatar
 
1953 21' Flying Cloud
Wentzville , Missouri
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 256
If they have been in there for a long time they may have a tad of rust on the metal side. I would hit them with a little WD40 and let that sit for a while.
__________________

__________________
I have read about the evils of drinking beer so I quit reading.
Flysoncloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Classic FB
Ridgefield , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 361
Images: 8
Recently replaced a number of bulbs in the Stream with LEDs. The only ones I remember having some trouble with were the puck lights and it took a good hard pull to get them out. Good luck!
__________________
John & Lisa
Woosch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Gene's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,840
The springs are pretty tight. I tried a butter knife (less likely to scratch) between the inner and outer rings to it out and then pulled it out with my finger. The butter knife didn't work very well, so I switched to the blade on a Swiss Army knife and tried to be very careful. If you slip with your finger, it can bite. You could put tape on the rings and around the fixture to prevent slips that scratch, but I just went for it. As you figure it out, it gets easier. If you scratch anything, don't worry, no one (except you) will ever notice it. So long as you got good quality LED's, they should last for many years and you'll never have to do it again.

Gene
__________________
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
Dan@LED4RV's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Denton , North Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 695
plastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Idaho air View Post
Bought a few LED light bulbs (if bulbs are the right word for LED's) to replace halogens inside our Airstream to conserve power. Cannot figure out how to get old bulbs out. Called dealer, and was told the fixtures are spring loaded, so you have to pry them out - suggested a screw driver. I have tried, but not coming easily and am afraid of scratching ceiling if I try harder. Any suggestions?
I have gotten a platic sheet rock putty knife and cut it into strips so they would be about 5/8 in wide. Then follow the picture below.


By the way. I used a knife here but learned the hard way. You can scratch them. The brass lights are harder to replace than the Brushed Nickel.
__________________
Dan Brown
Denton NC
Dan@LED4RV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.