Sunday, June 28, 2015

How do I Know Which LED Lights to Buy for my RV?

It can be confusing sometimes when you decide to begin replacing the lights in your RV with LEDs.  There are so many different types to choose from and so many different price ranges out there. And how do you even know which light to buy? There are wedge bases, single bayonets, double bayonets, pancake styles. So many decisions for just one little light.

To help you with this process, we at TechnoRV have developed a simple guide.  It starts with locating the number of your original light bulb and continues all the way through the process to you locating the correct LED bulb for your needs.  The bulbs we offer are from Eco-LED and are made especially for RVs and the large voltage fluctuations they experience. Not all LED bulbs you find online, especially the cheaper ones, are designed for this and can be damaged easily in an RV.  

The newest generation of Eco-LED lights (G4s) are built with an LED driver and use the constant current mode which means the bulb remains bright regardless of the voltage variation.  They also have an overvoltage protection which preserves the bulb over its lifetime.

Several of the bulbs (G4-PWM) are also dimmable.  They use the Pulse-Width Modulation technology in order to allow the use of the 12-volt light dimmer.  You can also use this bulb in place of a regular G4 bulb in case you are getting interference or noise on the radio or TV with the G4 bulb nearby.

Check out our Guide to Selecting LED Lights.  Hopefully it will make selecting the right LED for your RV a bit simpler.  Once you start making the change to LED, you will conserve energy and create less heat.

Let us know if you have any questions or would like to know more about Eco-LED lights.

Safe travels!