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Old 06-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #21
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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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Old 06-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #22
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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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