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 Post subject: Re: replacement led lights
PostPosted: 29 May 2017 18:26 
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I'm sure you will be very happy with your LED lights!
I went the cheap eBay route about 4 years ago, with little 48 led boards similar to these:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1PC-12V-Car-White-T10-4W-48-SMD-LED-HID-Dome-Map-Light-Bulb-Interior-Panel-Lamp-/232125098918?hash=item360bbbeba6:g:VfcAAOSwOfxXBKGd&vxp=mtr
This photo shows one of my eBay lights. I made the little "fixture" with switch to serve as a reading light over the dinette, which I use as a couch. Image

They produced light very similar to the original incandescent bulbs using a seventh of the power and fit nicely into the original fixtures. They are all still working perfectly. I did notice early on that they drew more power and got hot when the voltage went higher than the expected 12 to 13 volts, as in plugged into shore power. Since we never plug in this didn't matter to me. However, RVers who plug in to pedestals or generators are probably wise to buy higher priced LEDs with built in voltage regulation.

We find that with LED lights, no microwave oven or TV, a single 100 watt solar panel provides all the electricity we need. The batteries never go below 80% charge.



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