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Old 02-02-2011, 06:23 PM   #21
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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

this took about 30 minutes start to finish



mounting clips poprivited on


high low switch


mounted



high


low


done with cover installed


Need to do this to 3 more fixtues or 5 more led strips.

the leds are warm whites from super bright leds.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:55 PM   #22
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this took about 30 minutes start to finish

Need to do this to 3 more fixtues or 5 more led strips.

the leds are warm whites from super bright leds.

Can you post part numbers which would be helpful.

Nice install. I like the long strips and this is high on my to do list. I already did the all the other bulbs but haven't touched these yet.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:42 PM   #23
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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

This is what I used.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... W30SMD.htm


Yep I forgot to add to the post.

anyway it is now dark and they work great. with one on it lights up pretty good and with both its perfect. Might be thinking the cool white with the fixture lense might work even better. I will be checking the back fixture and this one once the top is up to see how each compare.
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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

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This is what I used.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... W30SMD.htm


Yep I forgot to add to the post.

anyway it is now dark and they work great. with one on it lights up pretty good and with both its perfect. Might be thinking the cool white with the fixture lense might work even better. I will be checking the back fixture and this one once the top is up to see how each compare.
How's the amount of light compare before and after?

I've looked for LED replacements (tube based) for fluorescents, and there aren't many options for the 15" tube size (actually, maybe just the one that Angel found), so this looks like another option.


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Old 02-03-2011, 09:23 AM   #25
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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

will let you guys know how the leds work compared to the fluorescence. I still have the same unit in back but I need to put the top up to get to it. The van is covered and I going riding out by Bombay beach so I will get pic's then

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This is what I used.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... W30SMD.htm


Yep I forgot to add to the post.

anyway it is now dark and they work great. with one on it lights up pretty good and with both its perfect. Might be thinking the cool white with the fixture lens might work even better. I will be checking the back fixture and this one once the top is up to see how each compare.
How's the amount of light compare before and after?

I've looked for LED replacements (tube based) for fluorescents, and there aren't many options for the 15" tube size (actually, maybe just the one that Angel found), so this looks like another option.


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Old 02-08-2011, 01:24 PM   #26
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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

ok one strip is nice at night and you can see pretty good. With the second one on its bright enough to read by while setting on the couch with the top up.


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will let you guys know how the leds work compared to the fluorescence. I still have the same unit in back but I need to put the top up to get to it. The van is covered and I going riding out by Bombay beach so I will get pic's then

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This is what I used.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... W30SMD.htm


Yep I forgot to add to the post.

anyway it is now dark and they work great. with one on it lights up pretty good and with both its perfect. Might be thinking the cool white with the fixture lens might work even better. I will be checking the back fixture and this one once the top is up to see how each compare.
How's the amount of light compare before and after?

I've looked for LED replacements (tube based) for fluorescents, and there aren't many options for the 15" tube size (actually, maybe just the one that Angel found), so this looks like another option.


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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

This is a great project. I've replaced the reading lights with LEDs. I'll now tackle the flourescents. Where did you get the new high low switch?

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Old 02-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #28
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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

local auto parts store.

main switch controls the power coming in and the high / low just turns off the second set.


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This is a great project. I've replaced the reading lights with LEDs. I'll now tackle the flourescents. Where did you get the new high low switch?

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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

Long shot question.

For anyone who has taken their Thin Lite fluorescent fixture apart, did you happen to notice the manufacturer of the switch? I'm hoping to find a direct fit SPDT replacement when I convert to LEDs and do a little rewiring, rather that adding a secondary switch.


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Re: Converting the Flourescents to LED

did not notice when I had it apart.

I was trying to think of a a way to use a 1 3 pos switch for the on off high/low. But this was easier and simpler.

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Long shot question.

For anyone who has taken their Thin Lite fluorescent fixture apart, did you happen to notice the manufacturer of the switch? I'm hoping to find a direct fit SPDT replacement when I convert to LEDs and do a little rewiring, rather that adding a secondary switch.


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