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Old 06-23-2017, 05:02 PM   #1
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LED Coach Interior Lights Upgrade

I believe my coach started life with halogen bulbs. The previous owner changed to LEDs. The LEDs I think were first generation. I upgraded to some that were brighter, but my DW said she wants them brighter. Anyone have any recommendations. The bulbs are somewhat flat and have two prongs that come out the end. Also, please, recommendations on where to order.

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Old 06-23-2017, 05:11 PM   #2
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I had those style bulbs in my last TT. Upgraded to LED equivalents twice, I was never satisfied with the brightness.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:00 PM   #3
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I bought all my LEDs on eBay, but that was a few years ago. That is where I would start if I was buying new LEDs now.

I was more interested in reducing the current drain than brightness but I'm sure brighter bulbs are also available on eBay at a lower price than other venders.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:51 PM   #4
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Amazon has a huge selection of 12 volt leds in different styles. Most of the lights in our coach are led except the bathroom light fixture. The incandescent bulbs got very hot and weren't very bright, changing to led bulbs made a significant difference. You can also google 12 volt leds and get a huge number of suppliers, I'm sure one will fit your needs.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:14 AM   #5
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Everything in my coach except the light inside the microwave I've converted to LED - finding the right form and voltage on Amazon... including enclosed bulbs for the bathroom, different base needed for porch light, and 110v hood light bulb under microwave.

Be sure you get lights rated HIGHER than 12v for the DC applications - as we run at 13v+ when on shore power... Some 12v rated bulbs will appear much brighter - but also get very hot when powered with 13v+.

The bulb's color temperature will affect the perceived brightness.
For the same bulb - daylight white will appear brighter than warm white...

I have had to replace some of the bulbs I've used in the 'pancake' lights as they started flickering... but at the cheap prices for box of 10 - the much less power consumption and heat generation - been well worth it.
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