LED lighting

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    while at newark i thought id change all my halogen lights for LED's. well, all but 2 we dont use.

    worth every penny of the £100.:Eek!:

    all the existing bulbs were 10w halogen, changed 'em to 9 X 20w and 4 X 25w equivilent light output LED's.

    much brighter in the van now and i can run ALL the lights at the same time for less battery drain than 2 of the old ones.:Eeek:

    best thing iv bought since my sat dish and solar panel.:thumb:
     
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    John, It'll cost you more to heat in the winter:Rofl1:
     
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    Found a stall on Sunday who had bulbs which fit our eyeball spotlights - he only had one left but will post the other 3 we need on to us.

    The single one was nearly enough to light the van for reading Sunday night on its own so well pleased. I'm going to look at replacing the tubes in the Crown lights and the straight tube over the cooker as well.

    As you say, John, not cheap but power saving is fantastic.

    Graham
     
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    I want to change florescent tubes lights if possible.

    Wished i had spoken with you John as very confused as usual at the show stand with em on.
     
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    Pappajohn,

    Where did you obtain the LED lights from?

    Mick
     
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    I too splashed out at Newark and bought a shedload of bulbs for Harvey. We got them from Welcome to the CamperCare website . More than happy with the price compared to others I've seen on the web, and a lifespan of 5 years continuous use!.

    I did try Aten as well as they were at Newark, but they were unable to find the bulbs I wanted, so they lost out to someone who carries sufficient stock.

    Papa
     
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    hi micknpat,

    have a look at papasmurfs post.

    click his link and it'll take you there. LED bulbs4u

    click LED bulbs on the left of page.

    there are two sizes so make sure you get the right ones for your lamps.

    small are about 1" and the large are about 1 1/4".
     
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    Funny old world. Tried Campercare first (because I saw them before Aten) but they didn't have the bulbs I needed. Aten was the company I bought from :Smile:

    Graham
     
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    LED's

    I've been replacing my bulbs with Led's. I've done the spots, and the ceiling lights, but the flouresents aren't worth changing as the LED equivelents aren't so bright and still use over 5 watts, so not much of a saving there.
     
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    Changed mine a year or so ago now and delighted with them for exactly the same reason.

    They are looking into supplying them for headlights on new cars now.:Eeek:

    Let's hope they market replacements for retrofit applications.

    Now they would have to be bright.:Eeek:
     
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    or the size of a dustbin lid.....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    be interesting to see how they get over the dip/main beam problem:Doh:
     
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    I changed all mine, I also did the flourecents, I bought from Aten Lighting 2 complete 8W equivalent led units and stripped out the LED part, took all the flourecent gubbins out of the ceiling housing and simpley put the LED strip in with double sided tape. It works a treat.:thumb:

    I have to give Steve (Ash) the credit for it as he did it first at Newark. Steve put his in using sticky backed Velcro.


     
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    could have saved you the hasstle mate......one of the marque/table type traders were selling an LED strip with wires attached.
    just a plain, 1/2" square section about 12" long , plastic strip with about 20 LEDs along its length.....glue, tape, velcro in place and connect the wires to the existing. £20.:RollEyes:
     
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    How bright are these LED replacements compared to the halogen bulbs? The ones I have seen look bright enough but the light doesn't seem to give the same coverage as the conventional bulbs.
     
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    output of my old ones was 10w each....the new ones are 20w and 25w each so much much brighter and as the leds are downward facing no reflecter is needed and the light spread is the same if not better.
     
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    Ah but mine was £30 for the 2 so worth the hassle.
     
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    :thumb: but you threw most of it away....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek::Rofl1:There's an awful lot of them?I wonder if there's a physical limit to the size they can make 1 led?

    Here you go.LED Headlights Introduced : TreeHugger

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    LED-based headlights have appeared on the new car scene: the Audi R8 and Lexus LS will be the first vehicles to be using LED headlights. The benefits of LED headlights are lower power consumption, durability and significantly more flexible packaging. However, it does appear that heat build up within LEDs are a big issue, as are the fact that the LEDs need to deal with the heat from the engine compartment. See this post from Wheel Talk for a detailed examination of the new headlights.
     
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    Bulbs turned up today. I thought it might be tomorrow or even Monday so a nice surprise.

    They're just the job. Now I need a couple to replace the 9W fluorescent tubes in the Crown fittings.

    Graham
     
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    I bought some from Aten too so perhaps thats why they'd run out. I have now changed all mine except a few that aren't used often.
     
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