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Old 07-27-2022, 08:29 AM   #1
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LED Lights

For anyone thinking of changing out to LED lights but afraid of the cost hereís what I found after changing mine.
I have a Tri metric gauge in my coach so I am able to get very accurate readings on power consumption.
I removed all my 12 volt incandescent bulbs in my interior and exterior fixtures. There was 38 bulbs total. Searched Amazon and found LED equivalents.
One LED bulb draws .10 amp. One incandescent bulb draws 1.36 amps.
So if all 38 LED bulbs were on at the same time they will draw 3.8 amps.
If the 38 incandescent bulbs were on they would draw 51.68 amps.
Quite a power savings if your boondocking.
 
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Old 07-27-2022, 08:58 AM   #2
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I did this some years ago and agree it's a major power saver. Just pay attention to the color of the light. I prefer warm light around 2700 kelvin. The newer RV's use a super bright white LED light around 5000 kelvin. It's way to bright for me so I even replace all my LED lighting in my new Montana with 2700 kelvin lights and installed dimmers wherever I could.
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I am with you on color temp. Just about to change mine. Mind sharing what you used?
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Old 01-06-2023, 10:10 AM   #4
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LED Switch Out

I agree with all of the comments here. I switched out ALL of my bulbs to LED. Warm lights for lamps, bright lights for ceiling and exterior lighting. I could not be happier, and the power usage is minimal!

I found my lights on Amazon, and the bulk purchase was inexpensive! I had so many of the lights, I shared with other RVers - just a thought to share the cost!

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Old 01-06-2023, 11:45 AM   #5
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I am with you on color temp. Just about to change mine. Mind sharing what you used?
Sorry for the late reply. I used these from Amazon. Warm white and built in dimming
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
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2021 Montana, I agree the lights are blazingly bright white. I installed dimmers for kitchen and living room and bedroom. And replaced the eye burners they installed in the ceiling above the bed with soft warm dimmable touch gooseneck reading lamps from Amazon. So far they are great!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R29Z1PC...t_details&th=1
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