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Old 01-25-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Range hood and wedgie bulb improvement?

I replaced the stock light in the range hood with a led bulb with a little more output. Even after bending the socket down most of the light gets lost. The Illumination is so poor that we have left the light on more than once. Has anyone come up with an good solution to improve the lighting?
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
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Carl, I removed my stock light and installed a double fixture like the ones on the ceiling of the trailer and can illuminate half or the whole thing with the rocker switch. Off and on is still controlled by the switch on the exhaust hood. I fastened it to a small wood block then drilled through the top front and installed two stainless steels screws to mount it. Looks good and has great illumination. BTW, I purchased the fixture from Escape.

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Notice the double fixture.



Here you can see the two attachment screw heads. Notice how bright it is below with both sides illuminated.



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I replaced mine with a flat panel LED lamp I ordered from China. Sorry, but the specific supplier no longer has them, although there are many, many suppliers if you do a search on ebay.
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I had several wedge led bulbs of varying intensities which I tried until I found the one I liked. You may have to find a bulb with 180 or 90 degree field and then position the socket to get most of the down light.
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When I needed something but would not pay for new I used to browse auto junk yards for spare parts. Everything from center consoles to handles, spare jacks, belts, knobs, even muffler pipes, whatever. Once I pulled a strip of LED's off the rear of a junked Explorer. Here it is, my favorite all-night light.
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How many mpg do you get out of that light?
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When I needed something but would not pay for new I used to browse auto junk yards for spare parts. Everything from center consoles to handles, spare jacks, belts, knobs, even muffler pipes, whatever. Once I pulled a strip of LED's off the rear of a junked Explorer. Here it is, my favorite all-night light.
Oooo..... Sexy mood lighting..... kewl.
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(MPG) Miles Per Ga-luminator ...based upon our many extended trips since its installation my estimate at this point is... forever. And, with no measurable battery taxation.
Great for worry-free, un-disturbatory late night trips, searching for pillows, forgotten meds, food, submarine watching.
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Great for worry-free, un-disturbatory late night trips, searching for pillows, forgotten meds, food, submarine watching.
I killed two birds with one stone. I agree, a very low key night light is handy. I installed a cheapie digital voltmeter in the dinette area. The little glow from the display serves the same function.

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Old 03-14-2015, 03:27 PM   #10
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I'm a great fan of led lights on ebay. I know, the Chinese ones probably aren't as good etc. but I'm happy with them.

I have the factory led overhead dual lights on the ceiling. All others were non-led. I've switched them all to led.

I've ordered all sorts of different led's on ebay and they all came from China with free shipping. I mean, for a couple of bucks, how can you go wrong.

The type I used for the range hood, bathroom light etc. is shown in the range hood photo. They come with 3 adapters, one of which is the wedge type. There are other types, including all in one. I taped on of the packages to the range hood to show how they come packaged with the 3 adapters.

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