RV interior LED lights

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  1. dr350maniac

    dr350maniac Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure what kind of interest there might be on this, but I thought I'd post it anyway... There's probably others out there, that like myself, cart your bike around behind an RV and go camping in far away places, using the RV as a base camp.

    When doing this type of traveling, it usually involves "dry camping", which in RV'er terms means remote camping where there is no power or water hookups, etc.

    For power, you end up relying on solar or generator, and conserve every amp of power when possible.

    Here's a few LED Lighting products I have been using in my own RV since last summer, and they help "extend the amount of time" I can go between generator run sessions to recharge my RV batteries.

    A typical RV interior light fixture uses an 1141 incandescent bulb, which draws about 1.2-1.3 amps. Many light fixtures have two of these bulbs.

    Here's a nice "warm white" color temp (3150k) LED that is a plug and play replacement for the 1141 bulb: (about .1 amp)

    http://www.ledtrailerlights.com/other/RV-1141.htm

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    Options exist for wedge base style bulbs in reading lights (906 replacement)

    http://www.ledtrailerlights.com/other/RV-T10-wedge-compact.htm

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  2. fire_strom

    fire_strom Long timer

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    I need 921's that shine one direction, inline with the face of the socket base. Any line on that?

    Thanks
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  3. joey185

    joey185 It's a momo Dada

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    Funny I saw this post, just was looking at these last week. I have tried a bunch of these from all over, ebay, superbright, etc. nothing has really been impressive so far. Always keep at least 2 incandescents because there so much brighter.

    What did you think of these 2 LEDs? Comparing brightness. I noticed the big one is 5 watts. How many watts is the regular incandescent bulb?
    Thanks
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  4. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    I too have tried a few diff led bulbs for my interior but none are bright enough for me...
    I'd really like to be able to have the brightness without the big draw of power.

    How does your bulbs compare?
    Would it be possible to post some pictures of them working, say in the same fixture, same location, same supply of power, same darkened room?
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  5. weggieman

    weggieman Been here awhile

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    Interested also. Lack of power is always a problem while "primitive" camping.

    I have been able to get away with a much camoflaged and noise barriered Honda 2000 generator but there are times that doesn't work and must rely on battery power.

    Anything to save on battery drainage is a help.
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  6. dr350maniac

    dr350maniac Been here awhile

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    The 1141ww light is very close in brightness to a standard 1141 bulb. The LED is close to 260 lumens, standard 1141 incandescent is about 260-265 from what I have been reading.
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  7. dr350maniac

    dr350maniac Been here awhile

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    I've totally converted my Arctic Fox truck camper over to them. I was also using them in my Desert Fox toy hauler I had last year. They are pretty sweet, and the best part is they are plug-n-play.

    Not sure how many watts a regular incandescent is, but when comparing LED to incandescent, Lumens (amount of light put out) is the number to compare.
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  8. beergut

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    The price of LED's are slowly coming down. I cant wait until they are affordable.
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  9. dr350maniac

    dr350maniac Been here awhile

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    RV Interior LED Lights have free shipping for orders $50 and higher. Enter coupon code ADV to get the discount. Code can be entered as lower or upper case. Enter it at the view cart screen.
    http://www.rv-led.com/rv.htm
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  10. dr350maniac

    dr350maniac Been here awhile

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    I have some "flat panel" style 921s now.

    Warm White: http://www.rv-led.com/rv-interior-led-lights-T10-15FP.htm

    Bright White: http://www.rv-led.com/rv-interior-led-lights-T10-FP-48.htm These are really nice for work areas, etc. I was using them in my cargo trailer up until May, when I completely revamped the lighting my trailer to enhance it for doing events like the Touratech Rally where I used it as a mobile showroom
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