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Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by budgetprepp-n, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. budgetprepp-n

    budgetprepp-n Monkey

    Is anyone using the 12 volt corn row type bulb with there solar power? I ordered a couple just to
    see what they are like. Boy are they bright. I got one of the warm white and one of the cool white.
    The warm white is for indoor use and it's a soft light. The cool white is a bright harsh light that's
    really good for outside use. I tried the cool white bulbs in my outside security light and it really
    lights up the place at night.

    The 20 watt bulb has lumens of about 1305 to 1740 it's a little brighter than 100 watt
    incandescent bulb.

    The light from the warm bulb is very nice for indoor use no harsh shadows


    The 20 watt bulbs are about $13 each
    E27 Base Socket Screw LED Corn Light Lamp Bulb Outdoor Camp Home Solar DC12V
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    No but, I am using these in place of incandescent bulbs in almost every 12vdc lighting location in my RV. The battery drain is minute by comparison. Most all of my lighting in the RV is 12vdc. I already was aware the standard 12vdc automotive bulb were cheap replacements for the high dollar cost each RV industry bulbs and what auto # sizes fit where. I pay 50 cents to 1 dollar each in bulk of 10-20 bulbs. Lumens on the top 2 I use run 1100-1350. They put out quite a bit of light.
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  3. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    I bought a travel trailer a couple of years ago and the first thing I did was replace all the incandescent bulbs with LED (12 volt lighting). They appear just as bright if not brighter, and with the warm white version appear to have the same lighting tone as the incandescent bulbs.

    A quick check with an ammeter reveals that 5 LED bulbs can be illuminated with the same amount of current that it takes to illuminate one #1141 incandescent bulb. When you're running on batteries, that's a big improvement.
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  4. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    when using both the cool and warm is a replacement for grow lights if you are going to grow things like starting plants in a basement
    tacmotusn and chelloveck like this.
  5. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Please post where your buying or who supplies your LED lamps .
    Thks Sloth
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I buy my bulbs on Amazon, and carefully check the specs on lumens (that varies greatly, as does the price for the same thing, it makes little sense) to get what I am looking for. I will link the last purchase of 1156, and 1157 replacement bulbs I bought and a link for 1141 if I can find a good one.
    wedge socket bulbs, not high light output, use; dome, map, license plate, etc 50 at $10 Amazon.com: uxcell® 50PCS T10 5 White 5050 LED Car Side Light Lamp: Automotive
    1157 replacement, 1700 lumens each bulb, 10 at $20 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQZILZW/?tag=survivalmonke-20
    1141 or 1156 replacement, 1080 lumens each bulb, 10 at $10 Amazon.com: Cutequeen 10pcs Xenon White 1156 S25 Ba15s 1080 Lumens 2835 54smd 54-smd LED Car Lights Bulb Backup Signal Blinker Tail Light Bulbs 12v Replacement for #1156 1141 1073 1093 1129 93 -White(pack of 10): Automotive
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