Improving the Awning light.

Jan 2, 2015
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The awning light on our Burstner Solano isn't the best!
I'm trying to think of ways to improve it without changing the appearance of the outside fitting. I would imagine LED is the way forward but don't know much about them! Below are some images of the fitting and existing bulb.
Firstly can anyone decipher the German writing on the moulded inside cover to see if it gives any warnings.

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There are reflective plates above and below the bulb and I was thinking perhaps some reflective foil on the inside of the cover might help - any negatives to this?
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Thanks for any advice!
 
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namwaldog
Jan 2, 2015
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Thanks Tony, are there any problems with increased heat by swapping from halogen to LED?

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Very little heat from led (y) If any
 
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2nd that. LEDS run much much cooler. They also draw less power. Last longer. Are brighter.

In fact the only negative is you have to spend money to buy it. That’s it.
 
Jan 19, 2014
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I bought some of these from Germany on ebay.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/121687362201

I bought the 2 watt warm white ones as I don't want to light the camp site up. Even so they are brighter than the 10 watt halogen that they replace.
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The light comes out from both sides so hits the reflector and there is a regulator chip inside so they can easily cope with 14v from the battery charger. If you want bright go for the 6w version but wear eye protection :ROFLMAO:

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Dec 12, 2010
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I've had a white led one in ours now for about 3 years and a bit of self adhesive aluminium foil stuck to the plastic snap out backplate, not sure how effective the foil is as it's like the dull side of kitchen foil.

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Jan 28, 2008
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I put led in ours and it's still one step up from a glow worm better of with strips of led under the awning box

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