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Old 09-25-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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Replacing 2006 lights

Hey all I just pickup up a 2006 Sportsmobile in perfect condition. I want to do a few upgrades but first comes first I need some LED lights and not these as I only have a 100 amp hour battery. Anyone have nice replacements for these fixtures.




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Old 09-25-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
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The cheapest and easiest is to replace just the bulbs with LEDs.
https://www.amazon.com/GRV-Ba15s-Pow...12%2Bvolt&th=1

If you buy the above replacements, make sure you get the 'warm white' LEDs with emitters at the end of the light as well as on the sides.

I haven't converted my fluorescent lights to LED yet but there are some nice kits that aren't too expensive.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:33 PM   #3
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There are numerous threads here about converting the penthouse ceiling fixtures to LED.......try the search feature.


I did mine with LEDs from Superbriteleds.com
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Did you get this out of Kansas City? I was looking pretty hard at that one. Looks great.

these are the bulbs I bought. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A little cheaper than the ones above but probably the same thing. They make a huge difference.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:54 PM   #5
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For the reading lamps, I second the suggestion to replace the bulbs with LED bulbs of the same type. I think they're a common brake or reverse light bulb. The previous owner of my van did this and it works great.
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Anyone have any suggestions for replacing the actual reading light fixture? One of mine had a meltdown and is no longer functional.

To the OP, yeah, all you need are new bulbs. My meltdown was caused by a wiring short.
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Anyone have any suggestions for replacing the actual reading light fixture? One of mine had a meltdown and is no longer functional.
The 'Sportsmobile Store' on the Sportsmobile website sold reading light replacement fixtures for ~$15.
I'm not seeing them offered on their site now tho. Try giving SMB a call, maybe they still have some in stock?
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I did get the van from KC, yes its a great van.

And thanks for the info on the blubs, I'll start there. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:19 PM   #9
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So I can't find a good thread about replacing the penthouse light that is more recent than 10 years old. I'll prob just buy a nice new 12v fixture and give it a crack. I'd like to try a dimmable LED that also does color change for fun. Anyone know a good one?
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