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Old 01-02-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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I am in the midst of replacing all lighting to LED. I can't figure out how the rear work light covers come off. Also does anyone know what kind of a bulb it is?
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:30 AM   #2
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On the 3950 voltage rear work lights, place thin blade between light housing and lens and slightly lift and pull out while maintaining slight upward pressure, mine has two tabs on top and one on bottom of lens. Did not replace bulbs so do not know the exact type of bulb used besides bayonet base . I added di-electtric grease to all outside lights.
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Perfect! Thanks so much!
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Arlan - how do you like those LED's as your work/security lights? Are they as bright as the ones that come in there already?
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Thanks for the help! I have got the warm whites on order. The cool whites seem to have a noticeable flicker to them that is picked up when moving anything quickly.

My biggest beef with the LED industry is not letting us know an equivalent wattage or lumens so we know with what strength to replace standard bulbs.

I will let you know how it looks, I have three outdoor work lights (I think!)

I have also been replacing the indoor lights with LED's. We rarely camp where there is a hookup so conserving energy is a real plus. Maybe I don't need to get on the kids for leaving lights on so much now!
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Arlan - how do you like those LED's as your work/security lights? Are they as bright as the ones that come in there already?
I don't know if I can't answer your question Honestly. I changed my bulbs out as soon as I got the trailer and don't really have a way of comparing the brightness. I have the brightest bulbs in my work/security areas and the smaller 36 led bulbs on at my doors. For me the lights are bright enough. YMMV

I can say that the led lighting uses almost no battery power. It is Amazing how little they use.
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Thanks for the help! I have got the warm whites on order. The cool whites seem to have a noticeable flicker to them that is picked up when moving anything quickly.

My biggest beef with the LED industry is not letting us know an equivalent wattage or lumens so we know with what strength to replace standard bulbs.

I will let you know how it looks, I have three outdoor work lights (I think!)

I have also been replacing the indoor lights with LED's. We rarely camp where there is a hookup so conserving energy is a real plus. Maybe I don't need to get on the kids for leaving lights on so much now!
Your welcome. I think the warm white was a good choice. I accidentally ordered some cool white for the interior of the trailer and exchanged them for the warm white.

As for camping without hookups, I hear you. Incandescent light bulbs use a lot of battery power. I have a 2000 watt inverter, four 6 volt batteries and four solar panels on my unit. When I look at the inverter monitor I am drawing around 4 amps with the inverter on. That draw is coming from my satellite receiver and whatever power the four televisions use when not even turned on. When I turn on ALL of my lights I am drawing LESS than 6 amps. So ALL the lights in the unit are using less than 2 amp hours of battery power.
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The LED's showed up and were installed. They are very comparable to the standard lights they replaced in color temperature as well as brightness, maybe even a little brighter.

For what LED's go for online (Home Depot and other in store retailers are smoking crack for what they charge) its hard to not do this upgrade!
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