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Old 09-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone -- One way or the other we're going to end up with LED lights --
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #12
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After reading some posts we were concerned about the brightness and quality of the LED's Escape installs. When we were at the factory Tammy showed us the lights they are currently using and we are very happy with the brightness and the (neutral) warm white. I didn't count the bulbs but if cpa is correct then $200 seems a reasonable price.

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Old 09-23-2013, 01:53 AM   #13
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I just wish I had the free time needed to install my own lights instead of a factory install. Life is too short.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #14
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I just wish I had the free time needed to install my own lights instead of a factory install. Life is too short.
It took me all of two minutes to order mine online and all of five minutes to install all the bulbs in our trailer. I'm pretty sure even the least handy person I know would maybe have taken 15 minutes for the whole process.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:16 PM   #15
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Thanks Hillary -- We also will be leaving the cats behind! Tammy agreed that it would not be difficult to change the lights. She says that Escape offers a natural white LED that she doesn't think you can get after market. Any thoughts on whether there is a big difference?
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I bought the cold white ones and the only time it bothers me is when I'm cooking! But I cheaped out and bought the $2 bulbs... We bought the trailer used so didn't have the option of having the factory do it. Honestly, if I were buying new after reading this thread I would just spend the money to have them do it with their bulbs! I just didn't want anyone to think that it was going to take them hours to change out the bulbs when it only takes a few minutes.
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:53 PM   #17
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Thanks Hillary -- We also will be leaving the cats behind! Tammy agreed that it would not be difficult to change the lights. She says that Escape offers a natural white LED that she doesn't think you can get after market. Any thoughts on whether there is a big difference?
The natural or warm white has less blue in it, the captain lights have the blueish led's or "cool white"the rest of the trailer has the warm. If you want, you can always replace the captain light bulbs later go here LED Bulb | E27, A19, PAR20, PAR30 Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:59 PM   #18
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I just wish I had the free time needed to install my own lights instead of a factory install. Life is too short.
The stock wedge bulbs that Escape uses can be replaced in seconds. Pull one out and replace with LED.

While it is true that life is too short, it is the longest thing you'll ever do.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:06 PM   #19
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....While it is true that life is too short, it is the longest thing you'll ever do.
I think the 7 months I had to wait to get my 19' after we ordered it from Escape was longer.
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I just wish I had the free time needed to install my own lights instead of a factory install. Life is too short.
I agree with things like this. Some mods I do for the fun of it, others that cost me time with very little financial gain, I prefer to go the easy route. I too would just order from the factory.

Sure it took my 10 minutes to place the order, and 10 minutes to install the bulbs, but I was left with wasted bulbs, and oh yeah.......I can't forget the 5 hours researching it took to come to the final decision of what to order. OR, the many hours (and dollars) I wasted buying some cheaper ones only to find out they did not do the job.

I base many of my decisions that use my time on the monetary value it entails. If it is something I don't care to do, and can get someone else to do for less than $50/hr, I will hire it done, and go and do what I do for a living to cover the cost. If it has a fun factor for me (as the majority of trailer project do, but not so for my cars), this does not apply. If it is time spent with family or friends, then that time is invaluable.
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