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Old 07-01-2011
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I'm looking to replace my Chandeliers with LED lights. I may have found a suitable 120v replacement but I'm starting to think that I should run a 12v line instead. So I have two questions, first has anyone replaced these lights with dome lights? And second, am I missing the down side of using 12v instead of 120v?
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Why do you want to replace the lights with LEDs? Is it because of boondocking or dry camping or some other reason?
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I took out the chandeliers because I'm tall so they were at eye level. The 12v spots heat up my head so I will be replacing them with LEDs as well which is what put me on this path. I started thinking 12v because we play a lot of cards and I wouldn't need 120v. My next big project is a inverter/charger but I want to complete the half dozen smaller projects I started first. I was hoping for some been there done that type of advice.
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My bus came with a chandelier over that table that, well ... I didn't like the look of. I replaced it with a modest fixture from Home Depot, and I believe it looks better. I put in a halogen bulb, the kind that screw into a normal 120v fixture. I have replaced all the spot light bulbs with 12v LED.
I left the kitchen table light, and the one fixture in the bathroom as 120v fixtures. If I am not hooked up to power I just try to avoid using them. I have lots of other lights that operate on 12v. Those fixtures do operate off of the inverter though.

I thought that there were enough lights that I didn't have to change these to 12v.
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I want to do this conversion as well. We boondock way more than RV park and having those chandaliers working via LED would just be extra fun. Did you do it?
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It's been so long ago I don't remember the particulars but I changed out the light (kept it 110) and used LED bulbs. It's handy to have some 110 lighting in the coach I think
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You can LED bulbs for just about any socket nowadays.
I just replaced all the 110 bulbs with LED ones. If they have a dimmer make sure you get dimmable bulbs.

Color temperature is also important to me. I like Daylight or 5000-6000K
Some like the soft white or more yellowish 3000-4000K
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