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How to upgrade to LED awning lights 4 months 2 weeks ago #436475

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Fancy changing your halogen awning light for a brighter, more energy-efficient LED one? Click here for our step-by-step guide.
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How to upgrade to LED awning lights 4 months 2 weeks ago #436568

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LizziePope wrote:
Fancy changing your halogen awning light for a brighter, more energy-efficient LED one? Click here for our step-by-step guide.

Thanks for that Lizzie, awning light lamp change on the list.

Any chance one of your people could do a non-LED lamp to LED lamp swap-over database.

E.G. taking standard lamp markings and suggesting equivalent LED replacements?

Thanks Lizzie and Regards,
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How to upgrade to LED awning lights 4 months 1 week ago #437004

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Most LED's will give a lumen level which will help you match the brightness or existing lights. A 3watt LED may produce a light similar to a 20-30watt halogen (that is a very rough guide).

The Kelvin scale can you give you the colour temperature of the bulb (so you don't wash the campsite out with a daylight lamp with a horrible blueish tint!).

2000-3000 (approx) is warm white. 3000-4700 is cool white 4600-7000 is daylight white. Personally when camping, I cringe at anyone using anything whiter than warm white.

Also be aware that cheap lamps can make some pretty bold claims about their colour temperature and capable light levels. I have recently tested a 2.6w LED against a 4.5w LED downlight and there was no discernible difference. Both were actually cheap to buy but the 4.5w were super cheap (and dimmable).

Personally, I think the best way to choose is initially with an educated guess at what you think you need, and then use your eyes to make the final choice.
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How to upgrade to LED awning lights 2 months 2 weeks ago #439923

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I want to change the interior G4 bulbs in my caravan which are 10w max and give roughly 100 lumen.

The new 1.5w led bulbs would give the same level of brightness, but what have other users gone with ? the warm white or cool white for interior ?

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How to upgrade to LED awning lights 2 months 2 weeks ago #439940

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I prefer warm White both at home and in the caravan as it seems more natural and easier to read by. The awning light is a cooler White LED. But it's not powerful enough to read by, so I use an auxiliary light. Generally my led head torch.
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