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Old April 16th 06, 06:45 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Has anyone used LED"s for cabin lighting? They are very low current draw
but is the light output any good?
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Old April 16th 06, 09:38 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"CeeTee" wrote in message
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Has anyone used LED"s for cabin lighting? They are very low current draw
but is the light output any good?


I've come across several people who have tried them and found they are good
for mood setting, but not so good for reading with. The result... gone back
to normal lamps! Perhaps if your not on a budget and wish to install many
leds, you'll have more luck


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Old April 16th 06, 09:38 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"CeeTee" wrote in message
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Has anyone used LED"s for cabin lighting? They are very low current draw
but is the light output any good?


I've come across several people who have tried them and found they are good
for mood setting, but not so good for reading with. The result... gone back
to normal lamps! Perhaps if your not on a budget and wish to install many
leds, you'll have more luck


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Old April 16th 06, 09:38 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"CeeTee" wrote in message
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Has anyone used LED"s for cabin lighting? They are very low current draw
but is the light output any good?


I've come across several people who have tried them and found they are good
for mood setting, but not so good for reading with. The result... gone back
to normal lamps! Perhaps if your not on a budget and wish to install many
leds, you'll have more luck


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Old April 16th 06, 11:10 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"johnh" wrote in message
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"CeeTee" wrote in message
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Has anyone used LED"s for cabin lighting? They are very low current draw
but is the light output any good?


I've come across several people who have tried them and found they are
good
for mood setting, but not so good for reading with. The result... gone
back
to normal lamps! Perhaps if your not on a budget and wish to install many
leds, you'll have more luck


gave up on leds a while ago, very directional light, very harsh bluish tint
to the light, just not natueral enough to want to use for anything but a bit
of mood lighting really.

Led's are great for when you are looking at them... i.e. rear lights and
side marker lights on vehicles, where they are brighter than conventional
bulbs, but for actually throwing a beam out to illuminate an area, led's are
not good at that at all really.

i've got cold cathode tubes in my van, half the current draw of a
fluorescent tube, a lot more light, dimmable, and if your able to make your
own lamp holders up (i fitted mine to old fluorescent fittings) you can pay
around 3 quid for a twin 12 inch cold cathode tube, sold for computer case
modders, but ideal for lighting the interior of a van.


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Old April 16th 06, 11:10 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
CampinGazz
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Default LED Lighting


"johnh" wrote in message
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"CeeTee" wrote in message
...
Has anyone used LED"s for cabin lighting? They are very low current draw
but is the light output any good?


I've come across several people who have tried them and found they are
good
for mood setting, but not so good for reading with. The result... gone
back
to normal lamps! Perhaps if your not on a budget and wish to install many
leds, you'll have more luck


gave up on leds a while ago, very directional light, very harsh bluish tint
to the light, just not natueral enough to want to use for anything but a bit
of mood lighting really.

Led's are great for when you are looking at them... i.e. rear lights and
side marker lights on vehicles, where they are brighter than conventional
bulbs, but for actually throwing a beam out to illuminate an area, led's are
not good at that at all really.

i've got cold cathode tubes in my van, half the current draw of a
fluorescent tube, a lot more light, dimmable, and if your able to make your
own lamp holders up (i fitted mine to old fluorescent fittings) you can pay
around 3 quid for a twin 12 inch cold cathode tube, sold for computer case
modders, but ideal for lighting the interior of a van.


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Old April 16th 06, 11:10 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
CampinGazz
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Default LED Lighting


"johnh" wrote in message
...

"CeeTee" wrote in message
...
Has anyone used LED"s for cabin lighting? They are very low current draw
but is the light output any good?


I've come across several people who have tried them and found they are
good
for mood setting, but not so good for reading with. The result... gone
back
to normal lamps! Perhaps if your not on a budget and wish to install many
leds, you'll have more luck


gave up on leds a while ago, very directional light, very harsh bluish tint
to the light, just not natueral enough to want to use for anything but a bit
of mood lighting really.

Led's are great for when you are looking at them... i.e. rear lights and
side marker lights on vehicles, where they are brighter than conventional
bulbs, but for actually throwing a beam out to illuminate an area, led's are
not good at that at all really.

i've got cold cathode tubes in my van, half the current draw of a
fluorescent tube, a lot more light, dimmable, and if your able to make your
own lamp holders up (i fitted mine to old fluorescent fittings) you can pay
around 3 quid for a twin 12 inch cold cathode tube, sold for computer case
modders, but ideal for lighting the interior of a van.


 



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