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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-09-2018, 17:49 Thread Starter
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Evening all, with the weather changing and my solar not running full power, I've wondered about the 7 interior lights I have fitted in my camper. It's a 2003 ducato lifestyle , they are all halogen , find this out the hard way.....picking a dead moth of one and burning my thumb and finger tip.... Thought they were led...
Question where's the best to source new replacement light fittings ( same hole and depth sizes) ...bit vague as ive not even tried to take any apart yet .
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Some recommendations for halogen bulb replacements in this thread.

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/49...ml#post2973183

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Change them all for LEDs. Much better for your leisure battery.

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eBay! They MIGHT not last as long as some but they are much cheaper. Iíve used eBay LEDís for years, only needed to replace one and as they were at least a third of the cost of ďBrandedĒ ones Iím still in pocket.

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Evening all, with the weather changing and my solar not running full power, I've wondered about the 7 interior lights I have fitted in my camper. It's a 2003 ducato lifestyle , they are all halogen , find this out the hard way.....picking a dead moth of one and burning my thumb and finger tip.... Thought they were led...
Question where's the best to source new replacement light fittings ( same hole and depth sizes) ...bit vague as ive not even tried to take any apart yet .
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When you say replace "light fittings" i assume you mean the bulbs.

Seeing as you're just down the road; why don't you come through to the motorhome show in Lincoln and get them there, Aten Lighting have a stall along with a few other suppliers, give you chance to see the lights in the flesh, so to speak, and decide the type of light you prefer, warm, cool, etc. You'll get a small discount on camping at the show if you book with this forum and get to meet a few of us, have to be quick as advance booking closes tomorrow.
the forum thread for the rally is here https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/24...e-lincoln.html
The forum info page where you can reserve a place is here https://www.motorhomefacts.com/modul...sults&rid=1081
Warners page for the rally is here https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/sh...-season-finale

I got mine from Aten Lighting at a rally around 7 years ago, they were only a few quid each and then a rally discount to add as well, all mine are G4 fittings with the pins on the side except for the 3 strips lights in the kitchen and both bedrooms, i replaced them with LED flexible strips.

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I just get the cheapest ones, they're so common now, even the cheapies are decent enough, search google fro LED bulbs/lamps to get a match & the right description.
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Well that was an easy job , popped to Screwfix bought ( little more expensive but if they didn't fit , no hassle returning ) 2 four packs of the lap cool white G4 led bulbs, bit tricky getting the cover of the fittings ,but 15 mins and all 8 main hab lights are changed , the hab voltage meter doesn't even move with all the lights on, and they don't flash when the water pump is running... Happy days
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You might want to take them back and swap em for warm white.
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Just been and looked at the lighting in the van , started to get worried about the warm white bulb colours etc , it looks fine , they arent harsh and are still bright , so its a great result , at £12.00 for the 4 leds im not worried about saving a couple of pounds ...
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