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Old 10-18-2015, 08:26 PM   #1
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We have an 07 p-w excel with numerous ceiling can lights. Can anyone explain to me how to access the bulbs? Tried asking "Grant" at p-w and he was unable to supply an answer.
When I do access, is it worth while to exchange for leds? If so, which ones should I order for these can type lights? Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
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Can you post a photo?

I remember being perplexed figuring out how to get to the bulbs in some reading lights in the Roadtrek I owned. It's almost a decade ago now though so that's all I remember about it
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:25 AM   #3
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I have a 2006, a different lights than you- so no help there.

My van takes "tailight" type single filament bulbs

But I did try some leds- I found that most leds were "bright white" and hard on the eyes.
some of them also failed very quickly...after maybe 20 hours of use would start flickering.

If you are going to buy leds try to get to where you can see the colour temperature and judge as to whether you like it.

camping world may have an instore display of popular bulb types in led

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Old 10-19-2015, 03:44 PM   #4
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If you are changing out to LEDs, you might try SuperBrightLeds as a source

https://www.superbrightleds.com

They are not going to tell you specifically what replaces what in your RV - you need to figure that out yourself (know what socket you have, etc. ) but prices seem good. Used them to replace my lights in EVC with LEDs.

FYI - They do give very specific info on amperage draw, lumens, and color temperature (K). Do not rely on the description "warm white", "cool white" etc. 3000K or less is usually the temperature that is close to incandescent and easy on the eyes.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:14 AM   #5
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BobB,
Grant couldn't tell me how to open the can to just access the bulbs. I don't want to force them and break it. Thought someone here might have had some experience with this type of lighting.
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Found solution on facebook b van group. Use a thin blade (razor) inserted between the two silver rings and gently pry down to release 2 springs on can. Lowe's carries the correct bulb-get the less expensive ones in the landscaping department. They are identical and half the price. Halogen, so use gloves.
One respondent to my question stated that he had broke a can lens trying to figure out how to remove it. Hope this helps anyone else with same problem.
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Pebbles, A razor blade likely would snap quickly, no? Would you mind posting a photo of how you did it? I'm trying to do the same thing. Thanks for your help.
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You can get LED lights for Halogen type socket.
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BBQ,
Not sure what you mean by socket?
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BBQ,
My problem is getting the halogen lights popped out of the housing.
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