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Post by steve00136 on Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:18 pm

I have always been a bit disappointed with the dullish lights in the toilet compartment - I replaced the bulbs thinking they may be loosing brightness but no difference. So bought some 20w equiv LED bulbs (about 2w power each) connected 4 together using a terminal block, disconnected the flourescent starter unit (left it in position) in the lamp removed the bulb and connected up my LED assembly. Works a treat ...... nice bright white light, see pics ......... done the second one now.
Cost of 10 LED bulbs from ebay was approx £7 and the terminal blocks about 20p each.

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Post by Jaytee on Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:29 pm

Clever idea up!

Could you let me have the eBay reference as have just thought of another use for them in the caravan allthumbz

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Post by steve00136 on Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:51 pm

Ebay ref: 151349749382 then select the type you want from the options. I had the 12LED COOL WHITE.

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Post by -mojo- on Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:13 am

Incidentally if you need something similar but want something a bit brighter, the 5730 LED based ones are about as bright as you can get at the moment. I initially tried replacing the 20W halogen bulbs in my Copilot lights with 5050 LED based modules and the results were Ok, but the 5730 type are genuinely as bright as the original halogens:

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Post by roli on Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:37 am

Good idea that Steve, the 2 bathrrom lights are the only ones I havn't converted as I couldnt make my mind up on the method to use. You have done it for me thanks.

Thanks mojo for the info on the ref on the brighter leds's I would probably fit these.

Great fan of connecting strip have used larger sizes to make aerial dipole centres with aluminium tube !

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Post by steve00136 on Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:09 am

Glad you like it- I guess you could use a longer block and use 6 led bulbs. I have not converted the 2 similar lights in the main cabin as I prefer the option of having more subdued lighting in there.

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Post by Jaytee on Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:59 am

roli wrote:

Great fan of connecting strip have used larger sizes to make aerial dipole centres with aluminium tube !

Off topic, sorry but are you a radio Ham Roli ? John, G6TKH

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Post by Wingrider8368 on Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:50 am

Sounds like he might be   sniggerhugegrinsup!
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Post by kenj on Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:58 am

Very good info was thinking to change lighting to led. when my van arrives.
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