LED Lights (12v, Internal )

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  1. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Member

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    Hi all.

    Can anyone give recommendations for 12v LED light fittings? I'm want to look at replacement fittings because I'm thinking about "rationalising" the RV and reducing the number of light fittings we have (currently 18 separate internal lights, most of them "double" bulb jobs).
    Pointers to web-sites welcomed, and any personal feedback for anything you've done.

    Thanks,
    Pap
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  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I have the same set up... only recently I had to re lamp.. kept nicking lamps from fittings that weren't used much.. had to buy no fewer than twelve lamps.. :RollEyes:

    To replace all with LEDs would cost a small fortune .. so I had the idea to replace only the most used, with fluorescent fittings on the roof and LED down lighters under the lockers..

    However, I will keep the wall lights, nice warm glow in the evening, LEDS are a bit clinical for ambient lighting.
     
  3. JayDee

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    More questions about LED lighting

    My apologies for piggy-backing on your thread Papa :Blush:, but I too have a question about LED lighting and it seems a good place to put it. I have an outside light fitted to the MH with a 12 volt festoon incandescent bulb in it, which I would like to replace with a LED block. Does anyone know if I can use this?

    Waterproof 12v 4 Led Block Bright White by Ultra Leds U.K

    With regard to you query Papa, I've replaced the reading lights with warm white LEDs. They are perhaps a little under illuminating for the purpose (5 light cluster in each) but they don't get blisteringly hot like the halogens and consume a lot less juice. Other than that I'm not a lot of help to you.

    Many thanks to everybody.

    John
     
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    Try google O'learys, also cak tanks sell led bulbs to replace original ones.

    John.
     
  5. pappajohn

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    hi john,
    you might be better off with one of these

    12v LED lighting for motorhomes caravans and boats LED,3 Dome (42mm Festoon) 12 Volt LED Lamp
     
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    Have you considered just replacing the bulbs? Thats what we did bit cheeper and a lot less work, some bulbs were approx £3 others £7.
     
  7. Terry

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    Ho on yesterdays news was a story on leds,admittedly for the home but it said within 2 yrs they were setting up a factory in Cambridge to make leds.They said prices would fall to around £2 and they are world leaders in led technology producing alight of the same ambience / brightness of normal bulbs.No good to you unless you wait :Rofl1:
    terry
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Why So Expensive ?

    Thanks for the link John

    But, why are LEDs so expensive.. ? at ~ £10 per lamp it would cost me around £270 to replace all of mine :Eeek: ..

    And will a 2 watt LED replacing a 21 watt incandescent, give enough light ? I have my doubts
     
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    I fitted 4 sets of led clusters last summer, I bought the bright white version. I am so pleased with them that I intend to convert the whole van, though I may try the softer "off white" version.

    In a resent news item a company announced that it had developed a new way of fabricating the led that should bring the price down, I hope so.

    Doug.
     
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    I've replaced most of mine with LED direct bulb replacements from Aten lighting. The only one's still halogen are the two in the bedroom ceiling, which are rarely used and two wall lights by the table and 3 swivel spots in the bedroom. The halogen bulbs give a warmer light (and a hotter light fitting :Laughing:) but the LEDs appear brighter, though that may just be due to the 'whiter' colour.
    They also do a direct replacement for the bulbs usually used for awning lights, mine has 4 bulbs in it so quite expensive to replace with LEDs.
    My van has 24 lights so replacing all of them is not a cheap option :Sad:
     
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