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Old 06-21-2006, 04:43 PM   #15
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LEDs Are A Great Alternative

Check out this site and the incredible power and heat savings by replacing your existing bulbs and fixtures (halogens) with LEDS.

http://www.ledtronics.com/

Here in Maryland we're seeing an 87% increase in electric rates Jul1 and my household convenience lighting is estimated to cost around $75/mo with a $450/ avg bill!

I'm installing 2 of these LED units in each room of my house and a solar panel to charge the battery. I'm wondering if I should go out and buy a housesize Dometic since our gas prices are NOT going up. Now if I could just get a propane microturbine to cover the AC load! It maybe cheaper to generate my own local power using propane at these rates.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:50 PM   #16
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Watts that?

1156 bulbs put out 32 Candela- a measure of the amount of light.
1141 bulbs put out 21. A difference of 52%

1156 bulbs consume 2.1* amps at 12.8 volts*. That equals 26.9 watts (power)
1141 bulbs consume 1.4 amps at 12.8 volts. That equals 18.4 watts or a difference of 46%

As Andy pointed out, the brighter 1157's creat more heat and are hard on the fixtures.
* nominal design values
Tungsten filaments are devices that turn electricity into heat and emit light as a by-product
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:08 PM   #17
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holy cow! the led replacements for the 1156 bulbs are 40 bucks each!

3 fixtures, 6 bulbs each....$720

I'll light a %$#* candle, first.

or buy one of those sporty honda generators. yikes....


So, how many "candelas" in a 10w halogen?
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:24 PM   #18
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holy cow! the led replacements for the 1156 bulbs are 40 bucks each!

3 fixtures, 6 bulbs each....$720

I'll light a %$#* candle, first.

or buy one of those sporty honda generators. yikes....


So, how many "candelas" in a 10w halogen?

Some time back, Airstream had some replacement fixtures for the square 17" ceiling light assemblies, that had two 12 volt flourescent bulbs in them.

I will check and see if they are still available, and report back on another post.

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After doing some research on 12 volt fluorescent lights I have come to the following conclusion. They are expensive, except when you take a fixture that was not made for an rv an take out the bulbs and electronics. Ones with 12 inch bulbs would work great in the fixtures like mine and the ones in the 73. 6 incandescents for 2 fluorescents. I like the little halogens for spot lighting.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:00 PM   #20
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The directions that came with my Fantastic Fan which i just installed said to not install a Maxi Fan cover or any other type of cover over the top of the fantastic Fan. Have you done this with good results? I opted to not get the rain sensor and am already regretting that decision.
Am I missing something? Why not just install the MaxxFan in the first place and get both features in one unit!!! And they don't need no stinkin' rain sensor!!
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Am I missing something? Why not just install the MaxxFan in the first place and get both features in one unit!!! And they don't need no stinkin' rain sensor!!
um...yeah. have you LOOKED at a maxxfan?? they're ugly as sin! (ok...subjective personal opinion, I admit).

and you'd still be -1 light fixture, either way...
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Chuck,
Was just at lowes and they have some led lights with the hockey puck halogens. I was also looking at cold cathode case lights on ebay. They could be separated and put in remaining light fixtures instead of incandescants. Cheap also.
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gutting fixtures

Nothing could be simpler than converting your old ceiling combo fixture to dual florescent. Just buy a couple of single or one dual RV or boat type fixture and extract the guts. You can mount(epoxy or hot glue) the sockets and power supply on a piece of plastic or aluminum flat stock and rivet it to the old fixture after removing the old bulb sockets. At current prices, the equivalent amout of L.E.D. light costs quite a bit more. Time will bring the light up and the prices down.
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