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#16 Chris C

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:56 AM

Wow! Ordered the lights on the 26th and they were in a box at my front gate on the 29th! Such service!!!!! My T10 light was back-ordered, but that's no biggie! Haven't had a chance to install them, but anxious to see what they look like.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:19 PM

Here are comparisons of the LEDs with incandescents:

252LED-252LED (Large).JPG Two 252LEDs
.175 Amp current draw/each

252LED-1141 (Large).JPG 252LED & 1141 incandescent
.175 Amp & 1.44 Amp current draw

252LED-1003 (Large).JPG 252LED & 1003 incandescent
.175 Amp & .94 Amp current draw

252LED-97 (Large).JPG 252LED & 97 incandescent
.175 Amp & .69 Amp current draw

252LED-93 (Large).JPG 252LED & 93 incandescent
.175 Amp & 1.04 Amp current draw

252LED-89 (Large).JPG 252LED & 89 incandescent
.175 Amp & .58 Amp current draw

The way I see it, if all 8 inside lights are 252LEDs their total amperage draw (.175 X 8 = 1.4) would just about equal one 1141 (1.44) incandescent bulb's amperage draw.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:24 PM

What a great comparision of the lights! Makes me feel more comfortable in ordering those LEDs. I much prefer the soft glow of the LEDs. Thanks Harold for all the work.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:24 AM

Harold --

Interesting to see the difference in your photos. I don't notice any difference when I have the 1141 and 252 side by side. I'll take some shots when I'm out next week and see if I get the same results as you.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:21 AM

Harold,

Great comparison photos. Thank you for posting these.
The LEDs seem to have a green cast and the incandescents a warmer cast ? Is that the cameras fault or the real color of the LEDs?
Maybe it is my monitor?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:30 AM

Leehman,
I too see the green cast but as you know digital photography can be deceiving! ;) Depending on what the color balance on the camera was set to determines what color the light will be. If the camera was white balanced to the LED light, the incandescent color would be off. I doubt the LEDs give off a green cast.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:04 AM

Harold,

Great comparison photos. Thank you for posting these.
The LEDs seem to have a green cast and the incandescents a warmer cast ? Is that the cameras fault or the real color of the LEDs?
Maybe it is my monitor?


Pictures don't lie. Or do they?

Honestly, I didn't notice there being that much difference in the hue when looking at the actual lights. I was very careful to make sure the camera settings were the same for each picture and I made no alterations or enhancements to them. Since my camera does not have a preset WB for LED and I haven't set up a custom LED WB, I had it set on "tungsten light." I am sure that if I used the same WB setting and took a shot comparing one incandescent light and the compact fluorescent, it would show a blue hue coming from the fluorescent.

That warmer cast is why we have been using the #89 incandescent bulbs in the two fixtures over the dinette table, for a softer, more candle light like effect. When more light is needed for reading etc, we turn on the compact fluorescent fixture (which pulls about 1.08 Amps current). Now, we will give the LEDs a try, but I suspect there may be a return to the incandescent bulbs, except when trying to conserve power.

It's hard to change old people's ways, unless necessity demands it. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:38 AM

Here are comparisons of the LEDs with incandescents:...

Harold, interesting comparisons. Since you posted them in this GB thread, it would be helpful to clarify "what" LEDs you have? If not the "warm" color style of this thread topic, then your comment on preferring incandescent over LED is confusing. At least to me? :huh:

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:53 AM

Here are comparisons of the LEDs with incandescents:...

Harold, interesting comparisons. Since you posted them in this GB thread, it would be helpful to clarify "what" LEDs you have? If not the "warm" color style of this thread topic, then your comment on preferring incandescent over LED is confusing. At least to me? :huh:


Jeff:

I posted the comparisons in this thread because the LEDs used are the one being promoted. The only description I found of the LEDs I ordered from LED Trailer Lights was "252" and that is the description I used to identify them beside the photographs. The LEDs used in the photographs I posted are the LEDs ordered via the link in your original post and shipped to me by the supplier LED Trailer Lights. I'm sorry if I misled anyone.

As for my preference, or should I say OUR preference, we can still see a difference in the light of the LEDs and we have tried at least four different ones. They appear are more blue, yellow or greenish than the incandescent bulbs we are used to. I am almost sure that if we tossed out all of the incandescent bulbs and had nothing but the LEDs we would become accustomed to them.

Harold

Edited by usburros, 01 February 2011 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:30 AM

...I'm sorry if I misled anyone...


Thanks for clarifying. Not misled, just confused. I have my own LEDs now, but still in shipping box and Casita covered before getting ready for travel this weekend. I'll get plenty opportunity to evaluate while dry camping over a week or so! :D

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:50 AM

Heck, I installed all the bulbs and gave my incandescent bulbs to a friend down the road for his RV. When I installed the first one over the side dinette, I turned on the incandescent light to compare. I'm happy enough I'm not going to argue. As Harold mentioned, with all the lights replaced, I'll get used to them.............in fact, I'll probably not even notice any difference. (except in heat of the summer when the LEDs don't add heat to the trailer and when I can run all my lights without worrying how they are affecting the battery.)

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:48 PM

Has anyone gotten the flat style that they are offering us now?
I know they are more expensive, but I wonder if they would be better than the round type?
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:15 PM

I bought some Double Light fixtures-I put (1) Led in it--turned them both on--there is No Noticable difference, but the (heat ) from the incandescent 1141---which I am "glad" not to be producing, I am very Happy with My purchase.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:19 PM

Has anyone gotten the flat style that they are offering us now?
I know they are more expensive, but I wonder if they would be better than the round type?
Goose


"Flat style" what? LED's, incandescent, ?????

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:34 PM

Has anyone gotten the flat style that they are offering us now?
I know they are more expensive, but I wonder if they would be better than the round type?
Goose


"Flat style" what? LED's, incandescent, ?????


Chris C,
LED's
Go back to the first post and click on the link.
They added another choice for the 1141 replacement, since you ordered yours.
Instead of the leds being in a round mount, they are mounted on a flat surface.
They are are offering them for $16.50 - ($16.25 when I add it to my shopping cart.)
I noticed the flat panel one has 25 leds, but the website dosen't say the lumens.
The round one only has 18 leds.

I wonder will the flat ones have room to twist into the socket and end of being level in the fixture????
Any body know??

Edited by The Goose Egg, 02 February 2011 - 06:18 PM.

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