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Old 12-11-2016
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Default Changed out the "Puck" lights and 6 fluorescents

I took out the old Halogen "puck" lights in the Celtic Coach and upgraded to LED lights. Went to Shipshewana and visited Henry Bontrager’s RV surplus outlet. Bought 18 interior LED lights. I have the old LED lights, if anyone wants them let me know and you can have them for the shipping cost. See the attached pictures.

I also replaced the 6 fluorescent lights under the "airplane overhead" cabinets in the salon area with LED strips. I have the ballasts, wiring, and bulbs if anyone wants them also.
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Old 12-12-2016
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Gary, I could use a couple of those puck lights. Specifically, just a few of the trim rings and clear lenses. A few of mine either broke or cracked when we changed the bulbs to LEDs a while back. How hard was it to change the whole unit? I may be doing this soon to update from the old brass look.
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I can answer that. You remove the lens from the old light, remove three screws, cut two wires and remove the old light fixture. Prep and attach two wires, compress the retaining springs, insert the new fixture. I did all thirty of mine with that light. Love it. Got mine and 100 more from Rainbow/Double D Salvage. They are in Goshen, In. Tele # 574 642 3316. I wound up paying just a bit over 7 bucks per light. It included the fixture, LED and plenty of wire to attach.
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Glad this came up... How does the lens cover come off to change a bulb?
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new fixture or old?
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Gary - Thanks for the paying it forward! I've sent you an email with my address. I'll take 5 of your removed puck lights.

Merry Christmas, to You and Yours and to all that read this - Merry Christmas
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new fixture or old?
The old halogen ones...i have a bulb out and was gently prying/twisting on the cover and nothing was happening so I stopped before I broke something! FYI mine look exactly like the ones in the picture posted above but have a black trim ring instead of brass.
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There are a couple of different puck lights. I have some in my ceiling that you twist the cover off. I have some in my window valences (that look like the above gold light) that I believe you have to pry them loose and then twist.
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Consider going to ebay or other LED sources and looking up "LED bulbs G4". Sorry, I failed to get an image of the item I used. They look like a lollipop with two pins on the end that plug into the puck lights with 9 LEDs. I am hesitant to give you the item number I used because I can't find the same lights. I see some new designs that look better that the ones I used. They are about $1-$3 each and take about a minute to change each one. I would strongly recommend the pure white instead of the warm white because they throw more usable light, but it's your choice. They are so cheap I would suggest buying a few different types, try them, then convert. Make sure the head of the light bulb is not too large to fit it the tight space of the puck lights. The maximum diameter that fits in my puck lights is about 2.6 cm or just over an inch. Any larger would require modifying the light housing. Unfortunately most of the G4 lollipop lights on ebay don't give a dimension.

Have fun. It's a satisfying project.

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We have the replacement leds for the puck lights in stock
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