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Old 05-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default LED Interior Light Bulb Replacement

Please send me links for finding inexpensive, effective led bulb replacements for Fun Finder interior dome lights.

Please note my underlines. Anyone can find high-priced led bulbs which do not emit the desired intensity, direction and color. Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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You may need to define your criteria for inexpensive. I've replaced a couple of mine - mostly experimenting to see what will give comparable light to the existing incandescents. The first one I tried was a 6 LED warm white pancake wedge base bulb that cost about $11. It was OK but not as bright as the incandescent 921 bulb it replaced. Then I tried a 10 LED version of the same bulb and it was much better. The light was very similar in color and brightness to the incandescent. These ran $15 apiece from superbrightleds.com. Since I thought they worked pretty well I bought a couple more and put them in the fixtures I use most often.

I have recently found the same type bulb online for $10 which I think is a pretty reasonable price from ledwholesalers.com, although still not cheap when you consider the incandescents cost around 50 cents apiece. I haven't purchased anything from ledwholesalers so I can't comment on their level of quality or service. I may buy a couple more just to see how they do. They are a slightly different color at 3500K vs the ones already have at 3100K.

I haven't been in a super hurry to convert to LEDs because I don't dry camp that often. When I do I have a Honda 3000 generator so I can run my AC (a must in Arizona) and compared to that incandescent bulbs are nothing in terms of current draw. I'm also hoping the prices will come down over time as these become more in demand and more mass produced.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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As LJAZ said... Inexpensive and LED don't really go together. I've experimented with a bunch of them from many sources and have found that SuperBrightLEDs.com to be the best for cost, durability and lighting output. Personally, after all my experimenting, I use incandescents inside and convert all my exterior lights to LED (tail and running lights). The wife and I are the "exceptions" to the rule; we find most of the LEDs too bright and the wrong color. As a matter of fact, I install dimmers on our inside lighting fixtures, or go to less watts, to lessen the amount of light. At night we tend to want to relax and take it easy and living in a stadium's light output doesn't work for us, and, as LJAZ, we don't boondock much (actually not at all now that we've got the 5er), so current consumption and heat output aren't issues.

Your lights are made by Command Electronics, you might want to look at their web site as they make "LED conversions" for most of their fixtures (including the ones that CruiserRV uses): (scroll down the page)

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I went through them to get the conversion units for my 210 WBS's tail lights (they, too, are manufactured by Command) and used SuperBright for the clearance lights.

I can, however, heartily endorse the LEDs from SuperBright. There are many cheaper "look alikes" out there, but, the LEDs from them are exactly what they spec them to be. I've used them on my trailers, cars and even my ATVs. Never an issue and I've only had to return one deffective bulb (actually I threw it away and they sent me a replacement by express mail).



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I just bought a 210UDS and selected what I thought would be the most used light fixtures to replace the incandescent bulbs with LEDs. I ended up going with 11 bulbs: 5 double fixtures (1 over the bed, 1 in the main living area, 1 over the sink, 1 over the dinette, 1 in the bathroom, and the single patio bulb.)
I bought them about 2 weeks ago from Prudentrver.com, 11 for $139.98 (incl S&H). Just visited the sight and they have sold their LED business to BrightLEDideas.com. Prices seem to have gone up. I opted for the 120 lumens W9.RV2N wedge bulbs which are a direct replacement for the 921s.
I'm very happy with the light and the reduced energy consumption.
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I bought LED replacement bulbs for the interior lights from LED wholesalers.com. They are model T10 194 wedge Base 12V DC 15 LED 1.44 Watt in the warm white color for $8 each. The color is the same as the original bulbs, not quite as bright as the old ones but still very bright. I checked them with an amp meter and they use 10% of the power of an incandescant.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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We converted to LED throughout the interior -- we bought "warm white" bulbs on ebay. These are the flat panels with the wedge plug. They are not quite as bright as incandescent, nor is the light quite as pleasant -- but they are ok and they use a fraction of the electricity. We do a lot of boondocking, so this is a key feature. If you stay mostly in RV parks or just do short boondocks, you may not need LED.
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