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  1. Munchie

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    While at Stratford we changed all our Halogen bulbs for LED's. Tried a couple of warm ones and ended up changing them all. The power saving is tremendous. Thanks to Bryan and Graham for the advice.

    Now waiting for Pickering to get Mark from C.L.S. to fit us a solar panel. Thinking of either a 130 or two 80's Just waiting for prices from Mark. :BigGrin:
     
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    Your very welcome, and it was good to meet you and Steph.

    I'm still leaning towards a solar panel or two myself :Wink:
     
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    replaced all mine at newark Ken.....best thing i did.:thumb:

     
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    Are they as warm looking as the normal bulbs?

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    Ho Boo yes they are very similar in appearance ,the secret if there is one is to install them and stop looking at them:Doh:
    The cold white are good for reading or above work surfaces
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    The warm ones do look warm next to a cold LED but next to a regular bulb its still quite cold. Like GEO says, replace them and you soon get used to the light. We have bright ones over the kitchen work surfaces, and warm over the sofa and dinette. Sians bedside light is warm but i have a white one as reading is hard these days in anything but bright light. :Cool:
     
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    Huh!!!! arent you posh......bedside lights indeed:BigGrin:
     
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    The price you pay for such luxury is taken at the petrol pump:Smile:
     
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    Pleasure to help Ken.

    Warm white or cool white is very much a matter of preference.

    We still have a fluorescent tube above the cooker and a couple of Crown fluorescents on the ceiling but didn't need to use them at Stratford as the LEDs in the eyeball fittings gave plenty of light.

    Of course, it does help having a small (but perfectly formed) van and not an American cavern :Laughing:

    Graham
     
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    To see or not to see?

    Hi Folks,
    after reading some comments on MHF a few months back about LED lights, I bought a few to try. Switched these on and the amp needle hardly moved, switched on two halogens, needle dropped. So bit the bullit on the cost issue and now have LEDs throughout. They are great and light output is not just as bright but perfectly adequate.
    Highly recommended. Tried several sites and ended up buying from justcampers.
    Regards, Weejohn
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    Spooky we did exactly the same thing. We originally thought about keeping half existing Halogen and replacing the other half with LED's. To cover all bases so to speak, we were so impressed with the LED's however we changed the lot.

    Have yet to install all of them, but as you say the power saving is immense. Going by the demo of a 20W halogen to a 1.1W LED our lighting consumption should drop from 260w total to just 15.6W!! thats a staggering 94% saving!

    I am hoping to install my modest 43W solar panel shortly, I am in the process of designing a bracket that will enable me to mount it off the existing bike rack, as it only weighs a few kilo's. :Smile:
     

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