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Old 05-17-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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Smile found a source for low-cost 12 volt bulbs

Our 77 Argosy has 4 reading lamps that require the 1383 bulb which run between $5 - $6 each locally. So I started searching the internet for cheaper bulbs. Found a place - Bulb Direct

They have the bulbs under the automotive or miniature section for only $1.71 each!!! And shipping is only $4.95 (UPS 2nd day air shipping). I placed my order for 15 late Thursday evening and they arrived today. They are incandescent with the bayonet base - identical to the GE/Sylvania bulb just cheaper. For $30 I got 15 bulbs vs only 5 bulbs if purchased locally.

They have a vast selection of bulbs for all kinds of uses. With your order you also get their catalog and they have a toll-free number for ordering or you can order on the internet.

Just wanted to let others know.

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Old 09-28-2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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There are other options to the 1383 bulb. More specifically, I am referring to an LED version of the 1383 bulb. You can contact me to get more details. The LED bulbs are guaranteed for 3 years and designed for 60,000 hours.
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Old 09-28-2004, 12:34 PM   #3
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I am replacing all exterior lights with LED lights. I am also thinking about placing led strip lights in place of the light bulbs in the interior but I want to keep the old style fixtures with a little modification. Just wonder if the LEDs will provide enough light. Any Opinions???
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