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Old 03-16-2016, 09:05 AM   #15
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Mine was a conversion of a 6 incandescent bulb fixture. Not sure of the temperature range of the LEDs I used, they weren't giving those numbers back then, but the conversion is quite easy and worked fine.

I used 3 strips for each side on the low power side of the switch and 2 more when the high side of the switch is on, total of 5 strips per side. If I were doing it again I would add another strip on both levels for some real punch.

Sorry but I did not take a picture of the larger fixtures when I did them.

On the smaller fixtures I drilled out the old sockets for room and a cleaner job.
That is clean, Howie!!!
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:49 AM   #16
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:10 PM   #17
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We bought inexpensive warm white LED tape online, put in a loop covering the area where the tubes were. Works fine. Not quite as bright, but the tubes were too bright, can count on one hand how many times we put those ceiling lights on! Much nicer now. We also put warm white LED flat bulbs in 3 of the fixtures, can't tell the difference. If you want brighter ceiling fixtures, you could put in 3 strands instead of two.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:08 PM   #18
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Why is your trailer upside down?
Guess I had it downside up to clean off the underbelly. 😜😜😜😜🙁😳
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:01 PM   #19
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I used a roll of about 15 feet of bright LEDs some nylon zips and clear box shipping tape. I used a Coleman cold solder to attach wires at the cut marks when necessary. By using the bright LEDs I could just use one strip per fluorescent bulb and they worked very well. I did all three bulbs in the living area in about an hour most of that time was learning to use the solder properly. I have a 1984 34 foot Excella and it has porthole windows above the fixtures which the lights shine up when the portholes covers are open. The other fixture I did was in the bedroom which also has a vent fan I just basically put one string of LEDs in a squarish circle around where the fluorescent bulbs used to be. I also had 8 inch fixtures and they bathroom that I used the switch after removing the bulbs and ballasts mechanism, I used a circular motion of LED lights while incorporated the original switch. All the LED replacements work great and as other light fixtures die out on me I am replacing them with LEDs. Good luck in your transformations.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:27 PM   #20
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Check this link out if you want to replace your tube light tubes with LED http://jirahled.com/ I used his LEDs in all my overhead tube lights. Easy to do. My 2006 Classic in now 100% LED
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:44 PM   #21
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Here is where I got mine. I had trouble finding a kit for the 18" bathroom fitting. So, I made my own:

SUPERNIGHT LED STRIPS and CONNECTORS

1 of SUPERNIGHT (TM) Warm White 5M / 16.4FT 5050 SMD Flexible LED Strip Lights
300 leds or 60led/m LED Light [ASIN: B00ASVC2S4]

1 of SUPERNIGHT (TM) LED Strip light, Non Waterproof LED Flexible Light Strip

12V with 300 SMD LED, 5050 Warm White. 16.4 Foot / 5 Meter. [ASIN: B00E0HBQV6]

Connector 2 conductor
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Amico White 10mm Width Silicone Waterproof LED Strip Light End Cap Cover 5 pcs

I did not use the waterproof strips, but so far, about 1 1/2 years , no problem with moisture causing the tape to come loose. I could not believe how cheap the LED rolls where.
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I'm staying with this thread as it seems like there is something new all the time with LED's. Want to start on my 03 Classic. I will start with the under cabinet hot lights over couch the some florescents. And tail lights too.
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