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Old 12-03-2014, 12:27 AM   #29
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As long as they don't get too much heat, LEDs are the way to go in the range hood. Someone mentioned putting LEDs in the oven... have you run the oven since?

One thing to be aware of though, older technology and cheaper LEDs have a very limited spectrum. They are a blue LED with a yellow phosphor that downconverts some of the blue light to yellow, tricking the eye to see it as "white." Newer and better LEDs have a wider spectrum that renders colors pretty well. When I put LEDs in my SOB in 2008, I noticed it was difficult to cook meat correctly. There was so little red in the output that raw, cooked, and overcooked were difficult to discern. At the time, I added some discrete red LEDs to my fixtures, with an option to have red-only. THis gave me good color rendering on the stove, and the ability to have night vision preserving low red lighting when going in and out of the trailer, such as during meteor showers.

Modern phosphors in high end brands like Cree seem to mitigate this effect. Beware, there are a LOT of cheap LEDs out there claiming to be a name brand, which are not.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:53 PM   #30
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Another source for led's, T-Mart.com.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:38 PM   #31
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LED replacements are available from Amazon.
Gugou 2PCS 1.2W G4 LED 12V AC/DC Bi-Pin Light Bulb 2700K Warm White Waterproof T3 G4 Halogen 10W Led Replacement. $8.99 for a pair.
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Indeed a darn good idea...
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I replaced the light switch with a 2 way one and led lights for both bright and a night light.
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We switched many of the fluorescent ceiling fixtures in our 2014 Classic to dual LEDs with a two way rocker switch to choose one or two strips energized and others just a single LED strip. We did leave the the original tube in the light over the front sofa for the soft warm glow.

We doubled over the kitchen sink, the bathroom and the master bedroom (find her hair clips on the floor easier without our glasses). The LEDs really reduced the heat in the glass lenses in the dinette chandler. And we replaced the light over the stove in the exhaust hood as well. Had a failure over the stove and Dan sent a replacement out immediately. Great service.

The conversion for the Classic was not inexpensive being over $500, but was worth it to us. They should still be working when I am turned ashes. At age 72, my warranty has run out, so my conversion date is still hopefully a long ways away.

The 2015 23D International Serenity came with all LED bulbs.

The LED use hardly shows up on the battery usage meter.
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One thing to be aware of though, older technology and cheaper LEDs have a very limited spectrum. When I put LEDs in my SOB in 2008, I noticed it was difficult to cook meat correctly. There was so little red in the output that raw, cooked, and overcooked were difficult to discern.
Great point.
You never see fluorescents at a buffet because the color temperature is so green that all food looks unappetizing!
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