Interior light replacements

Submitted: Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:16
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Sick of the chitty lighting in your car?
Well I was! So went searching a while back, and did the rear one. JAYCAR.. I gotta get banned from that place! Too easy to spend bucks.

This is the one I have in the rear of my GQ. Lights up the whole rear compartment, and good enough in the back seats to read a book.
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11W 12VDC PL Fluorescent Cabin Lamp STOCK-CODE: ST3006
Qty 1+ $39.95

Being small and easily installed as a permanent fixture, this fluorescent lamp is great for illuminating the cabin area of a boat, campervan, or in any 12 Volt application.

It uses a single 11 Watt tube and has a 3 Watt night light as a courtesy lamp. The rocker switch offers off, night light on and fluoro on. It is designed to be surface mounted and has bare wires for power input.

* Size: 295(L) x 64(W) x 33(H)mm
* Strong ABS plastic case
* Requires 12v, current draw is 850mA

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This is the one Im going to put in the front as a replacement. $49.95 - bit pricey but should be worth it to be able to see things!
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12VDC 16W 2D PL Round Ceiling Light STOCK-CODE: ST3009
This unit uses the compact fluoro tube called 2D, which is rated at 16 Watts, which would roughly equal an 80 Watt globe. It would be ideal to mount over a table, as it has wide light dispersion. It also has a 3 position switch, with a 3 Watt courtesy light included. This unit is designed for surface mount.

* Size: 230mm Diameter x 65(D)mm
* 12 Volt operation, current draw is 850mA.

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:19

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:19
you will tell us when you have bought the shares won't you. Wish the manufacturers would supply better ones though.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:26

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:26
Get back to pregnant cows you...

I tried Mr Smith,and Tandy, bue they had zot.. Autobarn had a few, but were real cheap lookin, and supercheap had nothing.. So it was off to Mrcar to check em out... the thing is, its too far to go back to the others once ya gone to Jaycar LOL....
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:56

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:56
Ya wanna check this bloke out!
http://www.taskled.com/
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:58

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:58
Already been in contact with George a few times, but way too expensive + shipping etc. me and Luke looked into them.

He was posting the info up on this board ages ago on em.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:08

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:08
Went out on a trip into the Yilgan Region here in WA last year with George. One night whilst camped east of the Mt Manning Range he replaced the buggered rear light cabin light in my troopy with one of his LED's that he puts into the 80 series. The connections had to be modified. Brilliant output.
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Reply By: biscuits - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:58

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:58
I did this conversion in the patrol about 6 months ago with a fluro from a local camping shop ... strangely enough both fluro tubes are now dead ... great for light, but I wonder if the vehicles 14Volts has a adverse effect on the globes ? or maybe the on/off nature of being wired as an interior light...

Still waiting for some new 8W globes from bunnings to come in as the industry is converting over to tri-phospher tubes and theres a temporary supply problem (or so they tell me)...

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 14:01

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 14:01
still waiting???? wait no longer and go to any 1/2 decent light shop they should have fluros all different sizes you dont need special 12v ones coz they are the same as 240v ones
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Follow Up By: biscuits - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 14:38

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 14:38
very true... bunnings is just down the road from me and I guess it just hasnt been high on the priorities list ... I suppose I should get up early *groan* on saturday and check out a few lighting shops in the area

:)

Cheers,
Dave
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Follow Up By: Flash - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 15:13

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 15:13
Caution.
One problem with Flouros...
they do NOT like being turned off and on very regularly.
That's why they are not such a good idea for dome lites hooked up to door switches....
Their life is probably more dependent on number of times turned on rather than hours...
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Reply By: Gerry - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 13:21

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 13:21
Truckster, I put 3 of the round ones plus one of the other in my caravan. All the 3 round ones blew the electronics within hours of operating with the van plugged in to power and with the smartcharger putting out something around 14 volts (They replaced no questions). There is a simple fix though - get some 3 or 5 watt diodes and put 2 in series with the 12 volts in. Each diode drops the voltage about 0.7 volts and thus reduces the input voltage to a more acceptable level. It will still work well at lower voltages - all it needs is enough to strike. Remember of course, that diodes need to go in the right way round. They are only a few cents each but it does mean you'll need to go back to Jaycar and risk the temptation to spend some more money.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 13:52

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 13:52
I replaced both of my (GU) interior lights w/- Narva part# 87300 ... these are a 10w circular flouro 122mm x 32mm... Much better light than original, for the same current draw... very happy with these, slots in base even lined up with existing mounting screws...

Narva also have a 13w circ. flouro (87320) 150mm x 32mm, & a 13w rect. flouro (87340) 253mm x 88mm. x 44mm., & others....
Check 'em out at > www.narva.com.au <....

Regards, Ed. C.
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....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 15:14

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 15:14
Same here ED, Replaced both with narva 87300. Fit in original holes. Easy to install and heaps of light. Looks great
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Reply By: old-plodder - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:33

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:33
Being a cheapskate,for the rear I just got a trailer white reversing light lense and base (10w) and a three way switch from supercheap. Mounted on a plate where the original switch went. Reasonable light and easy to fix any where if anything goes wrong.
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Reply By: AdrianLR - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 19:46

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 19:46
Does anyone know of reading lights that can be neatly added? The Disco doesn't have them and it's distracting when the passenger needs to look at a map at night. I've tried the ones that plug into the lighter socket but they're not in the right place.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:09

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:09
One of those head mounted torches?
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Follow Up By: AdrianLR - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:27

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:27
Thought of that. Jaycar (there's that name again!) have one-LED units the kids have which are great but I was hoping there was something more "integrated"

Thanks,

Adrian
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:24

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:24
ADrian, Hella make a nice flexible maplight with switch on top of the head!

They come in a few different lengths from very long to normal. They work well, but use a filament globe so like any interior light etc, dont leave them on cos they will drain the battery.
All the Aust Army Landrovers have them fitted and you can get different coloured lenses to protect you night vision etc! They dont heat up too, staying cool to touch!
Hella Maplight
Matt.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:35

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:35
ADrian.
I have one of the Jaycar 7 LED ones - there are 3 settings.
you can have - 1LED, 3 LED or 7 LED's on at one time, so its not really distracting at all..

Hella one looks ok too.
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