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Old 11-07-2016, 11:39 PM   #1
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Replace interior lighting with LED's

Suggesting a good source for LED replacement of your G4 or JC10 incandescent hot, power hungry bulbs. I replaced all of my bulbs in my Itasca Ellipse 42QD with these direct replacement LED's from:
www.1000bulbs.com
Part no- PLT-300233
G4 18SMD5050-30k
Price- $6.99 ea (best price I have been able to find)
The lighting is as good as the incandescent bulbs and uses 75% of the power. (Contacts appear to be polarity sensitive so if it doesn't light up simply reverse)

Requires a little finger dexterity in lining up the two contacts in the small fixture but the LED's do fit.
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Suggesting a good source for LED replacement of your G4 or JC10 incandescent hot, power hungry bulbs. I replaced all of my bulbs in my Itasca Ellipse 42QD with these direct replacement LED's from:
www.1000bulbs.com
Part no- PLT-300233
G4 18SMD5050-30k
Price- $6.99 ea (best price I have been able to find)
The lighting is as good as the incandescent bulbs and uses 75% of the power. (Contacts appear to be polarity sensitive so if it doesn't light up simply reverse)

Requires a little finger dexterity in lining up the two contacts in the small fixture but the LED's do fit.
Well, the D in LED does stand for Diode, which is a sort of "one way check valve" for current.
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:11 AM   #3
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The lighting is as good as the incandescent bulbs and uses 75% of the power.
Do you mean 75% or 25% of incandescent?
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:24 AM   #4
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Do you mean 75% or 25% of incandescent?

Sorry- 75% less power drain with the LED's.
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Does the price seem high to anyone?
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:56 PM   #6
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I replaced my G4 interior halogens with theses LED bulbs from Amazon. $18.99 for 10 bulbs. Slightly brighter than the original halogens, but 1/10th the power consumption. 1 year warranty and they are good for 50,000+ hours.
They are available in warm white and pure white.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:43 AM   #7
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Most of the LED lights I"ve seen are 10% lamps. that is a "60 watt" LED replacement uses only six watts.

IN need to do a bit of research, be right back.....
Ok a 60 watt GE frosted light bulb is 635 Lumns
A 150 watt 2440 lumens
The flashlight next to the computer just now 1200 lumens
The one I gave my lady friend 800 lumens (I often bring light into her life.... Hung several Ceiling fans with light fixtures in her house).

Getting out my handy dandy Radio Shack Pocket Meter number 22-820

Battery voltage on the 1200 is 3.44 volts static (label says 3.7 I guess it's time for a recharge, been about 2 months)
Current exceeded meter capability. So I'll get out my bigger meter It said 0.9 amps so 3.44 times 0.9 = about 3 watts.. and it's shedding light close to a 100 watt bulb.. Not bad for LED lighting.

Most of the LED's I have draw about 10% of what the lamps they replaced drew. For the same light output. And they last longer.. This includes several lamps in the aforementioned lady friend's house.. Less heat (This is the south so we need less heat) longer life. and lower power bills, talk about a win-win.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:24 AM   #8
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Led Bulbs

Check out Ebay.
They have every LED Bulbs you will ever need.
Bought bulbs to replace all the incandescents in the RV.
Saved a ton of cash.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:40 AM   #9
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I got my LED's from here: M4 Products

Dunno if it still works, but there is a discount code from RVGeeks.

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Does the price seem high to anyone?
yes very high ;;lots of them out there for $2.00 and under
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:22 PM   #11
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I replaced my G4 interior halogens with theses LED bulbs from Amazon. $18.99 for 10 bulbs. Slightly brighter than the original halogens, but 1/10th the power consumption. 1 year warranty and they are good for 50,000+ hours.
They are available in warm white and pure white.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Good find! $1.90 for a led G4 incandescent replacement is by far the best price I have seen.
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With LED's you get what you pay for. I have had LED's from M4 for three years and not a single failure. Sometimes paying a little extra is worth it in the long run.

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With LED's you get what you pay for. I have had LED's from M4 for three years and not a single failure. Sometimes paying a little extra is worth it in the long run.

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Not necessarily. I had cheap (avg $3 ea) LEDs from Amazon & eBay in my last RV for 3 years; used both boondocking & FHU. Over 20 bulbs (several styles) and not a single failure. Sometimes saving alot of money is worth it in the long run

Just converted my current MH, 26 fixtures, again avg $3 each, Amazon. More light, 1/5 the current. We'll see how they hold up, but if my last conversion is any indication, I'm not too worried.
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Not necessarily. I had cheap (avg $3 ea) LEDs from Amazon & eBay in my last RV for 3 years; used both boondocking & FHU. Over 20 bulbs (several styles) and not a single failure. Sometimes saving alot of money is worth it in the long run

Just converted my current MH, 26 fixtures, again avg $3 each, Amazon. More light, 1/5 the current. We'll see how they hold up, but if my last conversion is any indication, I'm not too worried.
I prefer the quality of light and the temperature choices from M4. I have nothing to do with them, they're just good.

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I prefer the quality of light and the temperature choices from M4. I have nothing to do with them, they're just good.

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That's fine; I'm not saying that was the wrong choice for you or that they are anything less than what you say. But there are still plenty of inexpensive LEDs available online, in every temperature, that are also good quality, in a variety of temperature choices.

Are there cheap quality LEDs that fail? Yes. Are there expensive LEDs that fail? Yes. There have also been numerous reports of RFI from the higher priced LEDs with built-in voltage regulation. As for color temperature, while M4 and other stateside companies may be more accurate in their listed color temp, with the inexpensive online LEDs I can try a few different models to see what I and the DW like before spending alot of money. After all, color temp is a personal opinion and what one person likes, another may not. $3 for a bulb that fails or is the wrong color is much better than $10-$15, IMO.

As I said, I'm on my 2nd RV conversion with no RFI or failures after 3 years. I spent less than $80 this time around for 26 bulbs, great warm color (identical to the incandescents that they replaced), more light (side by side these new LEDs are noticeably brighter than the 1141 bulbs); A similar conversion from M4 would have cost me over $300.

If I start to see failures, I will admit and post that, as saving money short term is obviously not worth a longer term loss, so I would certainly warn against these particular LEDs. But until then, I'm currently a happy camper. I have no doubt you are as well, albeit with a slightly lighter wallet!
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That's fine; I'm not saying that was the wrong choice for you or that they are anything less than what you say. But there are still plenty of inexpensive LEDs available online, in every temperature, that are also good quality, in a variety of temperature choices.

Are there cheap quality LEDs that fail? Yes. Are there expensive LEDs that fail? Yes. There have also been numerous reports of RFI from the higher priced LEDs with built-in voltage regulation. As for color temperature, while M4 and other stateside companies may be more accurate in their listed color temp, with the inexpensive online LEDs I can try a few different models to see what I and the DW like before spending alot of money. After all, color temp is a personal opinion and what one person likes, another may not. $3 for a bulb that fails or is the wrong color is much better than $10-$15, IMO.

As I said, I'm on my 2nd RV conversion with no RFI or failures after 3 years. I spent less than $80 this time around for 26 bulbs, great warm color (identical to the incandescents that they replaced), more light (side by side these new LEDs are noticeably brighter than the 1141 bulbs); A similar conversion from M4 would have cost me over $300.

If I start to see failures, I will admit and post that, as saving money short term is obviously not worth a longer term loss, so I would certainly warn against these particular LEDs. But until then, I'm currently a happy camper. I have no doubt you are as well, albeit with a slightly lighter wallet!
It's all good. Have a great day and enjoy your travels.

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Old 12-17-2018, 06:54 AM   #18
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LED replacement bulbs for a better price

Amazon sells a 10-pack of the same type replacement LED bulb for only $1.90 per bulb. The company also states that if you have a problem with any bulb, contact them and they will make it right.

To find the listing, can either look this up on Amazon.com: LED G4 3 volt 12 watt, or copy/paste the link below directly to the Amazon page:

https://www.amazon.com/Dimmable-Equi...00484818&psc=1

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Suggesting a good source for LED replacement of your G4 or JC10 incandescent hot, power hungry bulbs. I replaced all of my bulbs in my Itasca Ellipse 42QD with these direct replacement LED's from:
www.1000bulbs.com
Part no- PLT-300233
G4 18SMD5050-30k
Price- $6.99 ea (best price I have been able to find)
The lighting is as good as the incandescent bulbs and uses 75% of the power. (Contacts appear to be polarity sensitive so if it doesn't light up simply reverse)

Requires a little finger dexterity in lining up the two contacts in the small fixture but the LED's do fit.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:42 AM   #19
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Any recommendations on economical, quality LED replacements for fluorescent tubes?
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Costco has some nice led tubes do not need to replace the "starter etc". But they are the standard length of a shop or office light. The ones we got are warm white more like true color and not the stark brash lights that burn your corneas.
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