Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
April 19, 2014, 12:11:18 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: New ownership began September 1st 2012!  Please send any comments to info@busconversions.com
   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: [1] 2  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: LED Interior Lighting  (Read 3783 times)
jok
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 165


Its a bus thing...Im glad were on board!




Ignore
« on: May 02, 2012, 11:09:36 AM »

Hi all,

I have been thinking about replacing the 20 watt bulbs in my interior Puck Lights for a while. I found a local source for LED bulbs for $5.00 each. They put out the same amount of light and are a lot cooler. Having a black bus it is important to reduce anything that creates heat, especially in the summer. My batteries like the lower voltage too.

jok
Logged

1990 Prevost
1977 MC8-Sold
Southwest Michigan
Eric
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 351

Currently in Northeast Ohio




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 11:36:48 AM »

That is awesome 12 volt or 120??? If 12 I'd like to,place an order  Grin


Eric
Logged
jok
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 165


Its a bus thing...Im glad were on board!




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 11:45:33 AM »

Hi Eric,

They are 12 volt. I love them.

John
Logged

1990 Prevost
1977 MC8-Sold
Southwest Michigan
robertglines1
steam nut
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3929





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 03:21:29 PM »

ck 12 volt led on e-bay  warm white  been getting usa shipper  under $3 each.  Bob
Logged

Bob@Judy  98 XLE prevost with 3 slides --Home done---last one! SW INdiana
FloridaCliff
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2458


"The Mighty GMC"




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 04:40:44 PM »

I have and use both 12Vdc and 110Vac LED bulbs in my coach.

They make a tremendous difference on heat generated internally.

Just add up all the wattage's you have inside.  Can be like running a small space heater on incandescent or halogen bulbs.

Cliff
Logged

1975 GMC  P8M4905A-1160    North Central Florida

"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded."
Mark Twain
dougyes
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 123




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 06:20:31 PM »

Anyone want to post some links to the inexpensive LED vendors?
Logged
Eric
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 351

Currently in Northeast Ohio




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 06:27:22 PM »

Just bought 20 of these Smiley

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160732946633&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:3160#ht_2714wt_1002
Logged
Joe F
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 9


Ma.




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 06:30:40 PM »

I have used lighting from here no problems so far.
Joe.            http://www.superbrightleds.com/
Logged

1954 Flxible Visacoach
8.3 Cummins.   MT644
A work in progress
1940 Indian Scout 57" stroker
DKO
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 96



WWW

Ignore
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 08:29:28 PM »

These  are supposed to ship from CA. I ordered some so I will let you know...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170799658660#ht_4962wt_1344

DKO
Logged

Home is where you go when there's no place else to go!
1995/96 Prevost XL Vantare
Lee Bradley
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 681




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 08:31:11 AM »

I have been buying from http://www.sailorsams.com/g4-side-pin-led-bulbs-12v
They have LEDs with a 10 to 30 volt range.
Logged
DKO
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 96



WWW

Ignore
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 01:15:15 PM »

I ordered 3 sets of 10 from the seller I referenced above on May 2. I received them priority mail today, May 5.

Bob had given me one with 12 lights in the warm light style. My wife thought she would like the bright light better. These are bright light with 24 led spots. Personally I like the warm light better after seeing these but I will let her decide that when she sees them. It will probably take a long time to wear out 30 of these though. Lol

DKO



Logged

Home is where you go when there's no place else to go!
1995/96 Prevost XL Vantare
chev49
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 763




Ignore
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012, 01:19:50 PM »

i have the mr16 bulbs both in my bus and in garage and just leave them on. i use the 3 watt ones like in the post above, and going to do my whole house in them when i get the solar done... no more 110v lights... 5 of the mr16 base bulbs cost something like 13 bucks shipped from calif ebay seller . very cheap and some have on been on contunous for over a year...
Logged

If you want someone to hold your hand, join a union.
Union with Christ is the best one...
belfert
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5306




Ignore
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 04:57:38 PM »

Has anybody tried the LED strip lights sold on Ebay?  I bought a roll of the LED strip lights, ran out of time to install, and right now they are lost.

Most of the sellers are out of Hong Kong or China.  There are a few USA based sellers, but you'll pay quite a bit more.  I don't recall which seller I bought from, but it was one of the overseas ones.
Logged

Brian Elfert - 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000 Series 60/B500 - 75% done but usable - Minneapolis, MN
robertglines1
steam nut
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3929





Ignore
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 05:28:39 PM »

I have in new build. Works great. 64 ft in front salon. Usa shipper  same price!! China shipper one order 3 months and I refused them and filed claim thru E-bay and got refund.  Using on dimmer and they work great.  Bob
Logged

Bob@Judy  98 XLE prevost with 3 slides --Home done---last one! SW INdiana
Midwilshire
Full Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 141





Ignore
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 07:28:28 PM »

Hi all,

I have been thinking about replacing the 20 watt bulbs in my interior Puck Lights for a while. I found a local source for LED bulbs for $5.00 each. They put out the same amount of light and are a lot cooler. Having a black bus it is important to reduce anything that creates heat, especially in the summer. My batteries like the lower voltage too.

jok


Anyone have a source or preferred style of recessed fixture in which to mount these?  Looking for both spot and diffuser lenses.
Logged

Michael & Gigi
1978 MCI-5C "Silverliner"
Tampa, FL
Pages: [1] 2  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!