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Old 08-16-2017, 04:19 AM   #1
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Taming the LED interior lights

We love our 2017 Coleman 1705 Light trailer. There are a few improvements needed from the factory, though.

The trailer came with LED dome lights throughout. The bright and energy efficient, they are too bright and too blueish in color, especially the bed overhead ones.

To tame these LEDs, I bought a tube of white GE silicone caulking (under $4). Then I removed the lens cover and applied the silicone to each diode in the fixture, led it dry and it worked great!

Over bright, blue LEDs are now a soft, incandescent looking white bulb.

Try it out! I did it on the under cabinet, over dinette lights,too.

Easy, chip fix.
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I love blueish white led light, soft buttery light is the worst, but i'm glad it works for you.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:19 AM   #3
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Apparently, a lot of campers disagree with you, especially with their bright LED’s over the bed! Enjoy your bright blue LED’s! For all those who are blinded by them, try my method.
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So you used the white opaque silicone? not the translucent/clear kind? How much silicone - sparingly or a big blob? Inquiring minds want to know! I may try this on the over-bed in our 1805RB. We are currently using some stick-on changing-color puck lights but they do take batteries.
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It works!

Yes, the white silicone. Use it sparingly. Put just a small dot or dab on each individual (LED) diode. It works really well!

Please let us know how you like it!
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