Replacing fluorescent strip light in a 2006 Hymer A class (1 Viewer)

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I replaced the internal spotlights in the van a few years ago but as we only ever used one of the three strip lights (the one above the kitchen hob) I didn’t bother doing those , but that strip light has packed in so I’m looking to put led in instead. Has anyone done this and can recommend a source for the led replacement, picture attached. The original tube is Sylvania Flexline FHE21w/T5/830 (am assuming 830 cm is the length). Cheers 😊
 

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TheBig1

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As above, pull the fuse on the light circuit and take out all the parts inside the light fitting.
then install one or two strips of LEDs and connect them to the incoming wires


these are pre wired and just need cutting down with a pair of scissors to the nearest marked length to fit on the light fitting
 
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I took all the tube control gear out of my Hymer B584 lights, kitchen , side light and bed light, and replaced with 5050 led strip in cool white , I used waterproof type but wouldn’t next time because the silicone waterproof discoloured over time.

I took all of this out, to just leave highlighted wires
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I then stuck the strip on to fitting (note photo show 2 strips but that was too bright and I removed 1 and used it elsewhere.
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These are the other fittings I changed.
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I replaced the internal spotlights in the van a few years ago but as we only ever used one of the three strip lights (the one above the kitchen hob) I didn’t bother doing those , but that strip light has packed in so I’m looking to put led in instead. Has anyone done this and can recommend a source for the led replacement, picture attached. The original tube is Sylvania Flexline FHE21w/T5/830 (am assuming 830 cm is the length). Cheers 😊
The advice re removing the gubbins and installing a couple of LED strips is good advice. (y)

These lights are fitted with a baluster, (as seen in Manic's image above), and fitting a a straight swap tube with LEDs built in won't work. Been there and done it on the advice of a supplier at the P/boro Show, despite my protestations re suitability. I burnt out 2 x LED tubes, and promptly returned them to their stall the next day.

I have since stuck with fluorescent tubes, as they are seldom used anyway, and when they are used, the power consumption (once illuminated) is similar to that of twin LED strips, so not a lot of gain for us.

Cheers,

Jock. :)
 
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The advice re removing the gubbins and installing a couple of LED strips is good advice. (y)

These lights are fitted with a baluster, (as seen in Manic's image above), and fitting a a straight swap tube with LEDs built in won't work. Been there and done it on the advice of a supplier at the P/boro Show, despite my protestations re suitability. I burnt out 2 x LED tubes, and promptly returned them to their stall the next day.

I have since stuck with fluorescent tubes, as they are seldom used anyway, and when they are used, the power consumption (once illuminated) is similar to that of twin LED strips, so not a lot of gain for us.

Cheers,

Jock. :)
Funny you should say that Jock - I had second thoughts and ordered 2 replacement identical tubes for a few quid! 😊
 
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