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Old 05-07-2011, 06:47   #31
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Re: Good , Cheap LED Cabin Lighting

The reason I used the 1156 truck bulbs were,
Had them already,
Last forever,
No alleged noise,
And the RED ones put out a lot of light

Had 187 LED's on the tractor and 97 on the trailer.
Lights were on 20 hours a day for 5 yrs with only 1 that quit working
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Old 12-10-2011, 18:22   #32
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Re: Good , Cheap LED Cabin Lighting

I didn't want to buy all new fixtures (Too $$$$) but found I could convert all my existing fixtures with very cheap LED's from Ikea. Link to an article showing what I did and what it cost
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Re: Good , Cheap LED Cabin Lighting

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Country, is this with the "warm" white LEDs or the regular cool whites? My order just came, and my favorite cheap LED down lights are these: RLF-SMD series Recessed Light Fixture

Bright warm white light, 8-30VDC, 200 ma. Only drawback is the chromed steel housing... Wish it was stainless... but for $15.99!!!!! Wow, great deal! You can buy 5-6 of these for the price of one Imtra...
Dang, I wish I had seen these before I replaced my bulbs. There the same price.

Warm White is IMO mandatory. I purchased a few regulars and ended up pulling them out. The WW is basically the same color as a halo.
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Old 12-10-2011, 19:24   #34
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I didn't want to buy all new fixtures (Too $$$$) but found I could convert all my existing fixtures with very cheap LED's from Ikea. Link to an article showing what I did and what it cost
Thanks so much. Sounds like a great idea. We are on it.
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I didn't want to buy all new fixtures (Too $$$$) but found I could convert all my existing fixtures with very cheap LED's from Ikea. Link to an article showing what I did and what it cost
Those are exactly what I used! Crappy picture, but thats all 4 of them recessed in the head. Nice and bright!
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Old 13-10-2011, 15:43   #36
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Re: Good , Cheap LED Cabin Lighting

I have given up on LEDs for the time being. Instead, we are using HF fluorescents, warm, via an inverter. Same lumens / Watts third of the price and available from any local home appliances store.

But I will have to go for LEDs into our NAV lights anyway. A BAY 15 replacement here (Spain) stand at 50 USD ;-(((

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Re: Good , Cheap LED Cabin Lighting

I like the LED strips, eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
Not the cheapest but very easy to mount over the galley or chart table and plenty light.

And found a use for that paraffin anchor light which never stayed lit for more than 5 minutes.,.



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