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Old 01-22-2017, 10:47 PM   #1
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Anybody have suggestions as to a good place to buy LED replacement Lamps online. Prices vary and I'm sure the quality does too.
I will be changing all mine out as they are incandescent. Also my dimmer died on the halogen puck lights in the back so I will need one of those too that works with LEDS.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:51 PM   #2
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my PW used the 1156 bulbs

I got bayonet to bipin converters and then used philips 12 volt leds very high quality led with a nice warm colour temp.
cost per lamp about $8 total

if that approach would work for you details in this thread along with pics:

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...ulbs-5399.html

I don;t have dimmers- instead i use lower output bulbs in some poisitions and just turn on more lights if I want more light.
my total consumption with every led turned on ( never happens) is less than what 1 incandescent lamp used

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Old 01-23-2017, 12:58 AM   #3
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my PW used the 1156 bulbs

I got bayonet to bipin converters and then used philips 12 volt leds very high quality led with a nice warm colour temp.
cost per lamp about $8 total

if that approach would work for you details in this thread along with pics:

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...ulbs-5399.html

I don;t have dimmers- instead i use lower output bulbs in some poisitions and just turn on more lights if I want more light.
my total consumption with every led turned on ( never happens) is less than what 1 incandescent lamp used

Mike
$8 per lamp is about what the local stores sell for but I see them online for $3 or less. Quality has got to be different. Phillips make great quality lamps and worth the extra.
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Quality has got to be different.
You may be right, but I am skeptical. An awful lot of the on-line stuff comes from the same Asian lines as the expensive brands. I have had poor luck with mechanical items such as cables, switches, etc. But I have generally had good luck with electronics. An LED either works or it doesn't. MAYBE there are lifespan differences, but I am betting not. And, in any event you would have to have a LOT of failures in order to make up the cost difference.

I guess if I were dealing with something that was very difficult to access, I might be tempted to buy name-brand stuff. Otherwise, I would just buy a few spares in case you have failures. You will end up way ahead, cost wise.
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An LED either works or it doesn't. MAYBE there are lifespan differences...
I tried something from walmart- first issue the colour temperature- the light was bright and harsh.

2nd, a couple of the leds starting flickering after maybe 5 hours use ( within the first week in the fixture over the galley)

the philips I tested in my landscape lighting for quite awhile before putting any in the van.

I still have yet to have a failure...in the yard or in the van

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What I have found out to look for is the voltage. If they are rated at 12v only, stay away, they will be over driven and flicker from over heating. Get lamps with a variable voltage input and life is good. My replacements are good for 8 to 30v, IIRC.

Yes, I learned this the hard way.$
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What I have found out to look for is the voltage. If they are rated at 12v only, stay away, they will be over driven and flicker from over heating. Get lamps with a variable voltage input and life is good. My replacements are good for 8 to 30v, IIRC.

Yes, I learned this the hard way.$
Makes sense. Thanks.
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Depending on the application, voltage, resistance, color temperature and know telling what else comes into play. I personally hate the ones that have a blueish or green look to them. I first found out about M4 Products from watching the RV Geeks YouTube channel. I've bought some LED lights from them and so far I have been pleased with their products although they are usually more expensive. Here is their website:

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You can also get a small 5% discount by using the Discount Code “rvgeeks5”.
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Depending on the application, voltage, resistance, color temperature and know telling what else comes into play. I personally hate the ones that have a blueish or green look to them.
I agree. You can't beat halogen for light in residential type applications. LED's have finally come to a point that I would actually use them for anything other than general or task lighting..
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