Internal LED Lights

Submitted: Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 16:29
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To reduce the drain on battery in my camper I wanted to know whether anyone had succeeded in putting in internal LED lights in vans or campers? (Instead of the ones that come as standard when purchased)

I have Jayco Eagle (2004 model) with a deep cycle battery added to it

I do not want running lights (ie brake / indicators etc) which I know can be obtained

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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 16:33

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 16:33
http://www.ledshoponline.com/marine_led.htm

Check this place out
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Reply By: flappa - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 16:37

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 16:37
I use LED lights on my CT.

One they a I made was the regular halogen downlight , fitted with a 18 LED insert. The Original light drew about 3 amps . . this LED draws less then 1.
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Reply By: Mike DiD - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:47

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:47
LED lights are not much more efficient than globes. The most light output for a set amount of input power is from Compact Flourescent lamps .
http://www.netl.doe.gov/ssl/faqs.htm

You can get 12volt Nelson Compact Flourescent lamps from SOME Bunnings stores and from ww.jaycar.com.au (10 and 20 watt). Do not confuse these with standard 12 volt fittings using standard flourescent tubes

If you want low-power lighting (less than 1 watt) then LEDs are certainly more convenient than any other form.

Mike

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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:53

Monday, Jan 30, 2006 at 17:53
In the LED shop see Previous Post there are baynet type led's available as well as festoon bulbs. Get the biggest you can.
I put a festoon type on the rear door (inside) of my Patrol and it lights up the rear really well, great for seeing in those drawers.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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