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Old 10-17-2016, 02:43 PM   #61
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Jim, thank you for the info.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:31 PM   #62
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How is the color of the new SMD led lights? Could you give the answer in Kelvin degrees. You must have a Kelvin meter from Amazon in your basement.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #63
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How is the color of the new SMD led lights? Could you give the answer in Kelvin degrees. You must have a Kelvin meter from Amazon in your basement.
I dont have a Kelvin #, but ETI informed me they were "neutral white"

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meaning not warm, not cool.

sounds perfect to me.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:11 PM   #64
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All I know is that they are a lot brighter than the old style lights while being smaller. BTW, Paul, my Kelvin meter broke when I tried to torque the nuts on it a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the torque off.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:59 AM   #65
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Looks Great Jim,

Maybe I can check all these out at the Indy 500. If you are still interested, PM me, I was having some problems earlier just a warning.

Can't wait to take our 21 out this winter and see how it all goes.

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Old 10-24-2016, 06:14 PM   #66
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for sharing this modification. I love the idea of this heater.

I have a 19 foot escape with U-dinette, so where should I place this heater? I was wondering if the front of the dinette by the door would be acceptable? I don't have the cabinet door option. I suppose the middle of the dinette would work, too. You put a switch in to turn it off and on, rather than the knob on the front of the unit?

Having done the install twice, I am sure you have some recommendations!

Thank you.
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:32 PM   #67
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The lights may be neutral in the ceiling, but the one in the bathroom is blinding. I plan to get some of that colored plastic translucent foil and line mine. Wish I could dim it.
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Wonder if I added a resistor- would that do the trick?
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:48 PM   #68
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...Wish I could dim it.

Wonder if I added a resistor- would that do the trick?
Probably not, because modern LED lamps usually have a control circuit incorporated so that they work properly - and at the same brightness - over a wide range of input voltage. You can use a dimmer designed for 12V DC use with LEDs.

A possible example:
Buy 12 Volt DC Low Voltage LED Light Dimmer Online

Another example, from a better-known supplier:
LDRF-8A 12~24 Volt DC LED Dimmer w/RF Remote (at SuperBrightLEDs)
This one has an unecessary remote control, but they are availabe with a simple rotary knob, too... it just needs to be for the right input voltage, and not for a specific type of LED driver (power supply).
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I have a 12v led light with a built in dial dimmer, I installed one in my Escape 21, it is thicker than the new style so I will not be using it. But they are available. I also installed red led's that are on at night, just enough light, but I have not yet figured out the new style light connections. Once I install the red night light I'll post.
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A cheap and easy solution is a Sylvania Dot It puck light. I have one mounted with double-sided tape just inside the bath door so I don't have to search for the light switch in the middle of the night. Runs on three AA batteries, so no wiring.
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