Can I fit LED lamps?

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  1. XRN

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    I should have asked this question of the techie's at the Chester meet, but can I swap the 12v G4 halogens fitted to the habitation area of my Hymer to 12v G4 LED's without any modification? If so can I ask for a type recommendation and supplier of the best LED's please?
    Rob
     
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    Yes you can, done all in my 08 Hymer except the fluorescents and they hopefully will be done next

    I just went to ebay and bought from a UK supplier with good feedback

    Some of mine needed the pin length shortening, some of the capsule type you need to careful on length, if like mine in the bathroom they are above doors (y)
     
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    If you use the flat type leds you MAY need to swap the + & - wires over on the fitting as some leds are polarity sensitive
     
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    Recommend you speaking with Richard at bedazzled .co.uk if you want to google them.
    He was very helpful and provided good advice, plus service/delivery was good.
    I've replaced all of my internal lights with LED bulbs with the exception of one fluorescent tube, which for the amount of time we use it, I can't justify the cost for it.
     
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    i have replaced lamps for LEDs in numerous motorhomes and caravans over the past several years. every one was a cheapie supplied by sellers on ebay at about £1 each and other than a handful of failed LEDs they have all remained reliable. spending 4 or 5 times the amount really does not make them much better. they are all manufactured and assembled in China or Korea anyway.
     
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    Done all of mine, just straight swap.( 2001 Hymer)
     
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    Changed all mine, (except the two fluorescents)
    2001 Hymer..

    bought the LEDS from Aten lighting .

    10 LED Side Pin G4, LED Colour Warm White

    Note: These are NOT polarity concious and are regulated 10 - 30 volts

    The 10-LED G4 has been designed to replace a 10W G4 halogen but provide approximatley 65% more light. Designed to sit sideways into the light fitting.

    Regulated from 10-30V
    Diameter - 30mm
    Approximate light output - 160lm
    1.6W power consumption
    Not polarity Sensitive
    1 year guarantee

    http://www.atenlighting.co.uk/10led-side-pin-g4-344.html
     
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    Changed most of mine (2003 Hymer) with side pin G4 format flat LEDs supplied by CAKtanks in Kenilworth. Did not bother with the fluorescents and have no plans to change those.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses, good to know I should be able to do this without too many problems.
     
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    just an added note on the fluorescents, one of ours is tempermental noticed this weekend I had left it on when it did not start as it usually does after a bit, it was drawing over 2A even with no light, I guess the transformer thingie must still be working :(

    I must get round to fixing these, either with new tubes or getting some rewiring done for LED strips (y)
     
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    be careful poking around in a florescent fitting with the power on. the tubes are powered by a mini inverter. powerful enough to hurt you
     
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    If you are going to Peterborough show there are plenty of people selling LED's if you can take your originals and they will guide you to the right ones.

    Martin
     
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