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Old 02-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I used these on my truck, maybe you can use them in a trailer.

They have an advesive backing and can be cut every ~2". Really cheap too!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:28 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Well I took the idea and ran with it yesterday


Did you use the same LEDs as the original poster?

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Old 02-12-2012, 11:21 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Just did 4 nites at KOH and the lights worked out great. It was nice not having to worry about turning them off all the time.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Did you use the same LEDs as the original poster?

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No, mine are a lower Kelvin rating for a yellower light (warm white 3500K compared to his pure white 6000k).
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No, mine are a lower Kelvin rating for a yellower light (warm white 3500K compared to his pure white 6000k).
I got a pack of those too--like 10 for $13 from the same eBay seller?

These are very similar in brightness to the DIY rock light pucks. I suggested that they weren't earlier in this thread. Now that I lit them side by side, I take that back.

These are easier to retrofit into RV housings than the "DIY Rock lights". I finally test-lit a few last night. The warm white is very, very pleasant. Not as blue-white as the OP's and not as honey-yellow as the 1156 lamps they're replacing.

I'll get some pics up.
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I just got my 10 pack of warm white LED's in yesterday. I won't be able to install them right away since my camper is a pop-up, and it is closed and covered for the season. If I get a warm weekend soon I will put the camper up to do a few other things and I will try to get them in.

Just from hooking one up to a jumpstart box I can tell I will defiantly need at least 2 in a fixture to be as bright as the incandescent, but my lights are pretty bright because that are 2-way light and take a dual filament bulb.

Speaking of cheap camper mods, I installed this Hong Kong made voltage meter with a momentary switch to monitor my battery.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Digital...item20c23903a1
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I got a pack of those too--like 10 for $13 from the same eBay seller?

These are very similar in brightness to the DIY rock light pucks. I suggested that they weren't earlier in this thread. Now that I lit them side by side, I take that back.

These are easier to retrofit into RV housings than the "DIY Rock lights". I finally test-lit a few last night. The warm white is very, very pleasant. Not as blue-white as the OP's and not as honey-yellow as the 1156 lamps they're replacing.

I'll get some pics up.
Yup. I didn't want to change the color, just up the brightness a touch and drop the draw a lot. I put 3 in each of the fixtures in the galley and 2 in the bed overhead. The general consensus I'm told is that it's very well lit. I also through two in the outdoor light, but I had to make two aluminum brackets to orient them right inside the fixture there.

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Speaking of cheap camper mods, I installed this Hong Kong made voltage meter with a momentary switch to monitor my battery.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Digital...item20c23903a1
That's pretty neat!
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I am going to order up these for my RV fixtures.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Light-Panel-...ht_3387wt_1396
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230742255422...ht_5254wt_1396

better deal. my 40' toy hauler is a power whore. I just don't know if I want pure white or warm white.
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... The warm white is very, very pleasant. Not as blue-white as the OP's and not as honey-yellow as the 1156 lamps they're replacing.

I'll get some pics up.
for a long time the unnatural cold white was the downfall of LED`s ...i`m glad the manufacturers are slowly progressing with better, warmer LED`s
this sounds very interesting.... cant wait for some pics
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better deal. my 40' toy hauler is a power whore. I just don't know if I want pure white or warm white.
The sun is about 5,500K. Anything hotter will look really bluish.
I'd recommend warm white if you want to choose a single color. 7,000-8,000K might be OK for task lighting right at your sink/stove, but I'd rather have the warm white in the beds/bath--and everywhere---than the blue/white everywhere.

I'll get pics tonight of the LED Rock Lights, the Warm White ones in this thread, and an 1156 lamp.

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for a long time the unnatural cold white was the downfall of LED`s ...i`m glad the manufacturers are slowly progressing with better, warmer LED`s
this sounds very interesting.... cant wait for some pics
Amen to that.
That and low light output for the $$, even among "bright" LED's.

From the School Me on LED light bars thread in Gen 4x4:
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Color temperature, and color rendering index (CRI) are probably not that improtant in off-road lighting, IMO. If you take two LEDs that have the same lumens, but have different color temperatures, the human eye will percieve the higher temp light as being brighter. However, the lower temp light will typically have a higher CRI making it easier on your eyes. A cheap way of cranking more light (or at least perception of light) out of an LED is to run a higher color temp LED.
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190lm for a buck is a great deal.

Shit, 2 of them for a buck is a screamin' deal.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/230742255422...ht_5254wt_1396

better deal. my 40' toy hauler is a power whore. I just don't know if I want pure white or warm white.
So these ones being 5000k would be a good compromise from the 3500k warm white, and 6000k bluish white light.
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So these ones being 5000k would be a good compromise from the 3500k warm white, and 6000k bluish white light.
They would pretty much be a white-white or bright white...but not bluish white.

Even the warm white is whiter than a normal halogen bulb (usually ~3,000K)

Color temperature and lighting seems like big news to LED people, but it's been known by photographers/graphics artists for a long time:
http://www.goodmart.com/info/color_temperature.aspx

My personal preference is under 4000K indoors*...I don't see why 4-5000K wouldn't be OK for driving/rock/spot lights. It's the 6000+K that starts to look really, really blue.

*Mostly for when I first wake up in the morning or have a light on at night when others are trying to sleep.
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I looked through about half of their LED's and that seller didn't have anything warmer (less than 5000K). At that price, go for it.

Worst case, you love the light in your garage and it's too blue in your bedroom. If that happens, let me know, and I'd trade you for a few of my 3500K chips. I'd definitely rock those big squares in my yard lights!!!
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Damnit, I knew better.. I knew I shouldnt have opened thsi thread. Now I am having ideas left and right.



Like I need more shit to work on.. thanks for sharing.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/230742255422...ht_5254wt_1396

better deal. my 40' toy hauler is a power whore. I just don't know if I want pure white or warm white.
Make sure you pay attention to the shipping price on e-bay adds. Those are 2 for $1 PLUS $3.99 shipping so they are really $5 for two. Still a good deal but they are not really 2 for $1.
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Mine are "pure white" and would not say they are blue at all, but they are very white. It is a personal preference but I am really happy with the light color.

The ones I got for the vent hood are "cool white" and they have a blueish tint. I don't think I would like them in the other light housings.


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Damnit, I knew better.. I knew I shouldnt have opened thsi thread. Now I am having ideas left and right.



Like I need more shit to work on.. thanks for sharing.
I'm so with you on this! I didn't know a damn thing about these until this thread. Now I'm trying to picture what these would look like in my living area so I can decide what's going to go where.
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I've been wanting to put some LED's in my camper for a while and always thought they were to much money, thanks to this thread I bought some of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...m=130622606068 and am pleased with them for the price.

As far as comparing them to the incandescents that they replaced, two aren't quite as bright as one twist in incandescent, but three is brighter. One incandescent bulb used 1.4 amp, and one LED bulb used 0.13 amp.

I put two in each side on the ones you see in the pics and three in one in the bathroom and three in the one over the sink. Pretty cool that all ten of them use less than one incandescent.

I just wired them to the switch and stuck them on with some 3m double sided tape, so if I ever need to put a twist in bulb in I can without any problem.


The closer ones are the LED's with two on each side, the further ones by the door are the incandescents.
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I finally pulled the trigger on some camper lights of my own.

I grabbed a 6-pack of these for $32




And a few of these for around $3 each

Warm White, .6 Watts each




So for less than $10 each I think Ill have some decent budget LED lighting.

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I added some of the 24 diode ones to my truck, one in the dome light and two in the rear cargo light. It now lights up my entire yard. I think I got 6 of the boards for $15 off ebay a while back. Bought them to put a couple in my trailer tool box and still haven't done that.
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another supplier of the same stuff
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/g4-1-2w...b-dc-12v-51269

this store stocks EVERYTHING gadgety. i got some tacticool flashlight and lazer crap for a weaver/picatinny rail from them too.
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I used these on my truck, maybe you can use them in a trailer.

They have an advesive backing and can be cut every ~2". Really cheap too!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

Pics of the strips, and off/on 28" strip, and a 28" strip under the doors on my truck:
Are they waterproof? How have they held up?
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