I’ve been reading a bit on Airforums.com about LED lights that would work in the Airstream and decided I would order a set from LED4RV.com since they were active on the forums, had comprehensive info about the product and their price was competitive. Turns out that Dan, (presumably owner, I get the feel it’s a small family business) provided great customer service too. A real-life reputable business?! Can it be?
Anyway, so I started installing the lights and it’s pretty simple:
- Pop off the cover – this is the hardest part and my fingernails were killing me after – and if you’re smart use a plastic putty knife like I didn’t.
- Take the old G4 Halogen bulb out. I used my shirt sleeve so I wouldn’t cover it with the oil from my fingers since my bulbs are still working and I’m going to relocate them to areas where I have burnt out ones.
- Put in the LED wafer chip. The contacts are really fragile (I broke one!) so be careful when putting them in.
- Test the lights to make sure they all work before you put the covers back on. If everything works, snap the covers on and you’re done.
I changed out all the lights for the main “ceiling” switch and then the galley plus bathroom. I figured this would be the 3 that we use the most, and those can now be run at about 90% of the power previously required. Except for the bath, cause that’s where I broke the one and need to get one more to make it full LED.
Here’s some pictures that show the things in action.