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Author Topic: LED Interior Lighting  (Read 4326 times)
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« 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.

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« 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


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

Hi Eric,

They are 12 volt. I love them.

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« 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
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« 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.

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

Anyone want to post some links to the inexpensive LED vendors?
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« 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
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« 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/
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« 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

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« 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.
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« 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

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« 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...
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« 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.
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« 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
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« 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.
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2012, 07:33:52 PM »

Michael;any base with g-4 or m 16  will except the led. or you can solder direct to the led studs and make your own fixtures or modify some existing ones.
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2012, 08:30:14 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

Bob, what is the seller's ebay name?  I need a couple rolls and don't want to deal with shipping from China.  Thanks!!

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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2012, 09:41:51 PM »

I think they were from Arizona. I'll see if I can find label tomorrow. I used the 300 per roll. If you want allot of light go for more.  $12.50 roll
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2012, 01:44:12 AM »

I did a search on Ebay and found 200+ listings for "led strip lights USA".  There are 30,000+ listings if the USA portion is dropped.
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2012, 06:14:12 AM »

There is a button on the left where all the filters are... You can pick sellers: all,us/Canada
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« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2012, 06:30:20 AM »

I'm following this with interest because I'm trying to find a fixture I can hang inside an existing lampshade, running the powercord to the back of an end table, then down into a drawer to a rechargable battery. That way, I can remove the battery occassionally for recharging and have a lamp where there is no receptacle.
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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2012, 06:49:18 AM »

Dennis you can buy the G-4 receptacle for about $3 to fit the individual led Like DKO bought (12 Volt) can use M-16 receptacle also just need to bend prongs a little.     Local lamp Shop should have receptacle.  Bob
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2012, 07:41:04 AM »

you can also buy the led light bulbs from china = the mr16 base ones - that you get a remote with to turn it on, and change to whatever color you want, and do other color sequences...
i bought 2 just to see what they were, cost around 9 bucks each shipped...

now my wife says i have a disco bus... Grin
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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2012, 03:06:47 PM »

I can't put no disco lights in my bus; Marilyn will want me to install a pole...
Thanks for the help guys. I'll know what to look for.
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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2013, 03:15:40 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

Bob, how did you cover the LED strip lights so they don't look like you attached a long narrow circuit board to your ceiling?
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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2013, 04:05:14 PM »

I just bought a nice looking bronzed fixture at HD on sale for $13, that had a new style bulb called a GU10 base with a MR16 body, got a LED 12V from phillips, expensive at $30 but 60,000 hrs and 3 watts, no heat, to replace the halogen, saves wattage, saves heat, and now hanging down, bulb and lampshade are secure with this 1/4 turn twist lock bulb, lvmci...
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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2013, 10:32:33 PM »

I've been thinking about a small, cheap, LED solution and this is it! Thanks guys
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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 08:23:33 AM »

i read on the forum about LED Super Lights, we changed the lighting  in our coach to LED Strip Lights works great looks great and they are great people to deal with. Shipping is high so order enough to make it worth the shipping . The shipping cost the same as one light .We orderd ours from LED Super Brights of St.louis.
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