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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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