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Old 03-05-2014, 01:41 AM   #21
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I don't find the captain's light too bright for reading but I do find the cabinet LED lights too bright in the winter evenings. Somewhere on this forum someone posted a solution (like putting a colored Saran® wrap type of covering over them) but I'll be hanged if I can find it.
Karen, here's the answer, complements of Jon Vermilye, when I asked the same question:
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What I do is add a piece of theatrical frost. It comes in 20" X 22" sheets, is flameproof (it is designed to go in front of 1000w theatrical lights). There are about 20 different frosts available from Rosco, and about the same from Lee Color media. Both are usually available from a theatrical supplier for around $8.00 per sheet; just cut it to fit. The suppliers have "Swatch Books", a book of 1" X 3" samples that are useful for picking out which you want. Talk nice to them & they may give you one, otherwise it shouldn't cost too much. I used Rosco 115, but, as I said, there are many varieties, including some that will warm the color of the high temperature (blueish) lamps."
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:43 AM   #22
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Thank you, thank you...I knew it was somewhere! I know by now to bookmark or to copy and paste but somehow this slipped by me.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:49 AM   #23
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I found Feit bulbs at the local hardware store. They are 3000K. But 7 watts. The big draw was that they are dimmable, and produce much less Radio Frequency Interference than the standard bulbs. I knew I was going to be using more electricity, but it is still less than .6 amp and since we only use them a couple of hours a day, I figured the solar could easily replenish the batteries.
I also saw the Feit bulbs, still trying to get the low wattage bulbs. But as Jim suggested I may be SOL.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:24 PM   #24
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Karen, here's the answer, complements of Jon Vermilye, when I asked the same question:
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What I do is add a piece of theatrical frost. It comes in 20" X 22" sheets, is flameproof (it is designed to go in front of 1000w theatrical lights). There are about 20 different frosts available from Rosco, and about the same from Lee Color media. Both are usually available from a theatrical supplier for around $8.00 per sheet; just cut it to fit. The suppliers have "Swatch Books", a book of 1" X 3" samples that are useful for picking out which you want. Talk nice to them & they may give you one, otherwise it shouldn't cost too much. I used Rosco 115, but, as I said, there are many varieties, including some that will warm the color of the high temperature (blueish) lamps."
I found a source for this: Gels | Theatrical & Stage Lighting Effects | PNTA

Because I have no clue about lighting, I ordered two sheets (08 and 303) for a total of $20 including shipping. Jon might step in here and say these are totally the wrong colors for warming up the LEDs but what's done is done. I can always start over...
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:12 AM   #25
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IKEA has a $15 clip on LED light with 14" flexible gooseneck and long cord. Long cord and it clips on the padded window header. Yes, cord hanging, but it drapes down wall by window, behind back cushion of our U shape dinette, under seat cushion to outlet. If we decide this is its permanent home, will use little clear plastic Command hooks for cords to keep it tidy.
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Here is one from Amazon with USB for computer or 12v socket and 3 light modes
Daffodil ULT300 USB Light - Reading Lamp with 28 Bright LED Bulbs, Flexible Gooseneck and Desk Clamp / Plugs into Your PC or Mac's USB Port to Light-up its Keyboard and Screen. No Batteries Needed - Amazon.com
it will clip to your table and stay while in transit.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:05 PM   #27
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New LED Bulb

After reading posts on this thread and looking at the net, I tried one LED that is turning out okay. It was ordered from superbrightleds.com, Part Number: MR16-WW3W-3. It's a 3 watt warm color LED. Here are two pictures, the stock LED on the left and the new LED on the right. I took one picture with camera flash and one without the flash.
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My problem was a slightly different color stripe projected by some fixtures I added caused by the LEDs using a phosphor coating to achieve the warmer than normal color temperature. Probably wouldn't bother most people, but it was annoying when reading to have a "yellow" stripe across the pages.

I added Rosco 115 Frost to blend the stripe with the rest of the light, however it is a neutral material - it doesn't change the color of the light. If you want to change the color temperature of the LEDs, this page lists the different tints & what color temperature shifts they provide. These are not frosts - they will not soften the light, just change the color, although they can be combined with a frost such as 115 to do both. You will have some light loss - the specifications list the transmission loss for each color.

I still recommend going to a theatrical supplier & talking them out of a swatch book (or paying a couple of bucks for one) to choose what color gives you the shift you desire. There are 100's of colors; buying full sheets could get expensive trying to choose...
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After reading posts on this thread and looking at the net, I tried one LED that is turning out okay. It was ordered from superbrightleds.com, Part Number: MR16-WW3W-3. It's a 3 watt warm color LED. Here are two pictures, the stock LED on the left and the new LED on the right. I took one picture with camera flash and one without the flash.
Could you post a link, I could not find them at Superbrights
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:38 AM   #30
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Jim, here is a link

3 Watt MR16 LED bulb - Multifaceted Lens with High Power Epistar COB LED | MR series | MR series and JC Capsule Bulbs | Universal LED Bulb Finder | Super Bright LEDs
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