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Old 05-18-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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LED Replacement Bulbs

Has anyone installed LED replacements into the 12V fixtures? I'm thinking of ordering several to give them a try, especially after I added up the current drawn by the three living room fixtures I upgraded. Each fixture hold 3 bulbs @ 1.5 amps per bulb times three fixtures equals 13.5 amps draw each time the door is opened, no wonder I hear the fan in the converter kick on. I now have two of the fixtures turned off. The LED drop-in replacements I've found on the WEB only draw a few milliamps, but I don't know how much light they will give off. I'd be interested in what anyone has to say, if no one has tried them I guess I'll be the test case.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:04 PM   #2
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I put one in the fan over the stove because my wife could not see what she was doing. It is a cluster of about 6 led's I believe. Wow! What a difference. And it has the bayonet connection like the light buld did. Best thing I have done so far. Will probably be replacing more soon. These led's were arranged in a convex shape so they spread the light rather than concentrate it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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Make sure you get the kind for automotive use. They typically have a built in regulator and can handle battery voltage up to 15 volts.

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Old 05-21-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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Don't buy the cheap ones. I bought 3, 2 relatively cheap and one twice that, the cheap ones didn't last very long, the other still going strong. Like the low amperage drain.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:31 AM   #5
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I'd like to replace all the 12 volt bulbs with LED's. I'll probably do it in stages due to the cost. We really like the LED rope lights we installed around the counter lip.
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