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Title : REPLACE Your RV Bulbs!
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Just a FYI: The Range of Color Temperature
The higher the Degrees Kelvin, the whiter the color temperature. Although the whiter lights will appear "brighter" than those of a lower Kelvin reading, the amount of lumens (measurement for brightness) does not change, and true brightness is not affected. From cool white to warm white no matter the difference in the color temp it is still the same for lumens Just a different color in the light spectrum.
Thanks for video! Looks like I bought the same exact LED's on Amazon. They burnt out in no time - it began with an irritating flickering which drove me crazy. I also hated the light and I've gone back to incandescent for the time being. Definitely going to check out some of the alternative, higher-quality LED's. Great Video!
There are some that look like small paddles and the lights are on one side. We got those for the ceiling lights and they are so bright, we only need one in the dual light fixture. We are using the round ones for some of the wall lighting and they are not as bright. Lights also come in warm - cool and daylight - kelvin rating.
>>--------------------------> Most likely many LEDs are a cool blue light and the incandescents are a typical warm yellow. I guess humans tend to gravitate to the warm yellow - after all, that's the color of a wood fire (and recently oil lamps), something we've used to for thousands and even millions of years. It's kinda built into our DNA now. I bet we''ll have "warm" LEDs on the market soon.
Amazon has a great selection of LED lighting. I replaced most of my cfl and incandescents in my house and garage. For garage I got the cheap white led strip ones but for inside get the more expensive nicer ones for warmer lighting. BTW new subscriber, awesome channel! I might hit the road when I'm older.
Sam, Steve Brooks (comments below) got it right. There are also differences between manufacturers. I try to find the lumens rating on the bulbs to compare the brightness. Some put it in their literature but some don't. Some put it on there, but don't tell the truth, so it's hit and miss. The best led bulbs for the rv I've found are also the most expensive I've bought. I got them at an RV dealer and they are the Star Lights brand. I knew I was getting taken, but in the end it was worth the $95 to get the brightness and color I wanted. I also bought the 20 for $25 off of Amazon too. They aren't as bright and don't appear to be the best quality either, so I put them in the basement compartments. The lights that I leave on at night if I'm away from the RV are the good quality ones. I have dogs and I don't want to take any chances with something going bonkers with one of these bulbs and starting a fire ---- especially if I'm not there. It's not likely to happen, even with the poor quality ones, but better safe than sorry.
To get the same color of light as your incandescents, you will need to buy a bulb in the color range of 3000 kelvin. The bulbs you bought look like they are in the 6000 - 7000 kelvin range. Sometimes the sellers call this color "daylight". I don't like that color, but some people do. I prefer the much warmer tone of 3000 kelvin, which is sometimes called warm white by the sellers.
In regards to finding an american manufacturer, I doubt you will find one. All the leds I've seen are made in China. Some are just better quality than others.
There's definitely a difference between LED bulbs. I bought the cheap ones for my RV as well and didn't like them. They burned out quicker than regular bulbs as well. The quality LED bulbs are quite expensive, though. So, I haven't tried those out yet.
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