Light bulb options for new Jayco caravan

Submitted: Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:06
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Hello everyone, we have finally acquired our new Expanda Jayco Caravan. I have gone over the caravan and have noticed one minor gripe, the lights, they must be the most energy sucking option available. The lights are too hot to touch which indicates most of the energy is lost to heat. I believe these are the same sort of lights used in a oven, the 12v version. Are there any alternatives to these lights which are more energy efficent?
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Reply By: Ozdakar - Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:22

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:22
We had the same thing in our outback eagle, I have replaced them all with 36 LED panel lights that I bought off Ebay. They were cheap at $2.50 each & that included delivery, The only problem I had was the double sided tape was not up to the job to keep them secured so have now used a urethane sealer to hold them in place.

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Follow Up By: racinrob - Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:57

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:57
Like you Andrew I replaced all the lights on my off road 'van (7 inside & 8 outside plus a pair of tail lights) with LED's via eBay and also had the same problem with the double sided tape. The jumbo size tail lights i got are brilliant (600x125mm...72 leds) but I did find that some of the replacement festoon type LED globes I put in the clearance/riding lights were a bit dim so I bit the bullet and bought the whole sealed unit, again brilliant, at night you can see me coming like an interstate overnighter !

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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:33

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:33
There are direct plug in replacements available for the Halogen Lights that are probably installed in your van.

Check out a local electrical supplier. I've just ordered some.
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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:44

Monday, Jan 02, 2012 at 20:44
Alternative but lazier than Andrew's method above.
I simply replaced all the bulbs in my Jayco Eagle with 12v LED's (9 SMD's per bulb). Cheap from eBay and good so far. They're as bright as the originals.
And while I was on a roll, I replaced all the interior globes in my cars with the same.

Have Fun

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