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Old 05-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #15
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On the 2013 the scare light and running lights are LEDs.
The retro tear drop style LED running lights look awesome at night. The interior fluorescents provide excellent light. I can see much better in the trailer than in the house. I wonder if the mirror being angled makes it easier to see.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #16
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The retro tear drop style LED running lights look awesome at night. The interior fluorescents provide excellent light. I can see much better in the trailer than in the house. I wonder if the mirror being angled makes it easier to see.
I too do love the running lights. One night as we were towing it home it was dark and rainy. Sure lit it up good!
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:02 AM   #17
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I too do love the running lights. One night as we were towing it home it was dark and rainy. Sure lit it up good!
I have pictures of mine at dusk with the lights on. I cannot figure out how to post a picture on here- or how to change my profile to include a picture of truck 'n' trailer or add a description of the tow vehicle...
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:48 AM   #18
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Replaced all running and interior lighting with LEDS on our '74 International from Dan Brown at LED4RV. Dan was very helpful with the technical and installation information. Also replaced the 3 ceiling light covers which made a world of difference.
www.LED4RV.com
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:20 AM   #19
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Here she is all lit up:
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Nice pics but photos don't do it justice. Have to see it in real life.

You can always build a plug to just turn on your running lights when at a site without your tow vehicle plugged in. I have done so and it is pretty easy. Here is a thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...-on-35681.html
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I'm looking into changing out all my fluorescent lights to LED. Fluorescent lights give me migranes and could induce a seizure. Currently, I have a cheap fix. I put lite blue film over the lense so as to diffuse the frequency. I watched the video posted earlier. Went to the web site and looked at what was available. It looked like to replace the tube bulbs would be around $90 each... ouch. I'm not much for being so handy to assemble one myself. Has anyone bought these replacement fixtures? And can I get any thing with a dimmer switch?
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I'm looking into changing out all my fluorescent lights to LED. Fluorescent lights give me migranes and could induce a seizure. Currently, I have a cheap fix. I put lite blue film over the lense so as to diffuse the frequency. I watched the video posted earlier. Went to the web site and looked at what was available. It looked like to replace the tube bulbs would be around $90 each... ouch. I'm not much for being so handy to assemble one myself. Has anyone bought these replacement fixtures? And can I get any thing with a dimmer switch?
I just did this: LED’s again | Nuestra casa rodante - Our Airstream, travels and such...

You just have to be a bit handy...

I think my total cost to do 9 fluorescent fixtures was under $40 if you don't cost out the time.
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I have installed two kinds of conversions: one replaces just the fluorescent bulbs in the original sockets and the other consists of strips that mount with double sided tape.

It is best in both cases to clip the wires to the ballasts to insure that there isn't any parasitic current drain from that source. Both conversions required attaching wires to the power and ground near the switch on the end of the fixture using included tap connectors. Both conversions took about 15 minutes and were equally easy.

I don't know about dimming: I'm just glad that the conversions are brighter than the tubes and come on instantly in the coldest conditions.

The strip conversion cost about $50/light while the bulb conversion (available at the Airstream store) cost about $60/light.
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We've converted all of our Fluorescent fixtures to LEDs and love them!
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