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Old 03-14-2015, 03:33 PM   #11
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In a couple of weeks, I'll be taking a friend camping. Judy has bad knees. I'm going to purchase this: Mainstays Essential True Colors Bath Accessories Collection - LED Night Light - Walmart.com in red. During the build, I had the plug moved down below the stooge table at the end of the kitchen (by door). I think this will work well and offer enough light to see by for those night time excursions. Cheap enough to try!
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:30 PM   #12
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This just came in the mail. Found on eBay, $5.89 for 4 each. Don't seem real bright but might be worth a try.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:28 AM   #13
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The range hood bulb, the only non-led light in our Escape, died before we got it home from ETI. I installed a 30 led printed circuit board from Superbright LEDs, warm white. They provide a connector to plug into the existing socket. I installed the PCB with double backed foam tape. It's plenty bright and is on its third year of regular use now.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/836/
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:14 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info on the light. Ours died after about six months and we haven't yet replaced it. Will check into the Superbrights. Ooops, the site says it was "discontinued" -- hopefully, just from that site.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:28 PM   #15
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Myron, there is a difference in the various LEDs outputs.


I don't want to say too much, as I can't remember what the exact wording is for the brighter units. 5050? 3SMD? Would have to dig for the correct wording.
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:56 PM   #16
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Myron, having the wedge base makes for an easier install. I ordered the kind with 3 adapters, they work fine, but you have to tuck the wires in out of the way.

I don't mind if they're not as bright as the incandescent. The only ones that I want really bright are the overhead ceiling ones. Having the others a little more low key is fine with me. We use the range hood light as sort a cross between a dim night light and the regular lights. It certainly lights up the stove top.

Bulb is shown without the cover. The hanging package shows how they come with the 3 adapters. They're so dirt cheap that they're worth trying before buying more expensive ones.

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:25 PM   #17
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The range hood bulb, the only non-led light in our Escape, died before we got it home from ETI. I installed a 30 led printed circuit board from Superbright LEDs, warm white. They provide a connector to plug into the existing socket. I installed the PCB with double backed foam tape. It's plenty bright and is on its third year of regular use now.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/836/
Interesting since my range hood bulb did not survive the trip home from ETI either! Thank you all for the information.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:58 AM   #18
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I got the range hood light installed a couple of weeks back. Bought this from Amazon:

Amazon.com: N.R.G Universal Multi Base 24 LED Directional Panel Light Bulb 10-30v - 12v or 24v - 360 Lumens - Warm White: Automotive

It comes with multiple adapters including one for the wedgie bulb. I removed the existing lens. I fastened the light bulb assembly to the lens with a short piece of plastic plumbing strapping with two sheet metal screws. There is two sided tape on the back of the bulb assembly which I removed and stuck to the strap before screwing it in place. I then plugged the wedge adapter into the wedgie socket and secured with a wrap of electrical tape. Then I plugged the new bulb into the adapter and snapped the lense back into place.

Be careful with the adapter, the plug is quite fragile. I had to solder one contact back on after I accidently damaged it.

The light is quite bright, at least 10 times brighter than the old. You can actually tell it is turned on and illuminates the stove top quite well.

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Old 04-22-2015, 12:30 PM   #19
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Be careful with the adapter, the plug is quite fragile. I had to solder one contact back on after I accidently damaged it.

Yes and they're not quite a good fit in the base as the all in one type. I soldered a tiny piece of brass shim stock to each contact to make a better contact.

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Old 04-22-2015, 02:25 PM   #20
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Hi CArl,

do you think that one will fit in the exterior fittings? Looking for replacement for those.
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