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Old 02-26-2012
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Michael Putz: I will take 15 of them. Please let me know how much I owe you and how to get the money to you.

I will measure up my other lights and get back to you on an order for them as well.

Thanks for arranging all of this.
Sounds great Mathew, you'll love these bulbs.

I've got the bulbs down to $18 a piece (my cost), plus $5 for shipping. I did forget about local 9.05% tax so need to add that as well. How did I forget the Government????

15 bulbs would be 15*$18*1.0905(tax)+$5 = $299.43
If you meant 10 bulbs it would be $201.29

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Mike,

I would like 10 of the deep socket airplane type reading lights. I know my '83 FC has more than 10 (I'm not sure exactly how many, and it is still all wrapped up and covered with snow) but we never use some of them, so I think 10 will get us started.

I'll put a check in the mail to you Monday (tomorrow).

I'll probably order some of the fluorescent replacements, but seeing as how there isn't as much of a rush I'll wait a few to see what people recommend. I'm always looking for ways to reduce the amount of power my FC uses!

Thanks!
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Mathew,
Are you sure you want 15 having only 10 light sixtures? I'm thinking typo.

Curt, I am ordering 15 so that I have extras incase I run into any problems. Then I do not have to order more later.

Michael, I will put a check in the mail.
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Hello Everyone and Thanx for all the questions. I've installed an FLD-12 kit into one of the Living Room stock 18" single tube fixtures for comparison.

1) First take out the original fixture as it's easier to work with.


2) Remove all the wiring and tube


3) Get out your FLD-12 kit - We'll use 1/2 the kit on this fixture


4) Center the 12" strip to the fixture NOT between the sockets. Notice in a 20" long fixture the strip will go from 4" to 16" to be centered. Also, here you could use an 18" kit if you wanted a lot more light. But for these indirect lights I want just a little more light, a big cost savings, and less current draw.. Bang-4-Buck!


5) Here's the installed fixture with LEDs (left) next to a stock tube (right)


6) Here's the same comparison through the tinted class (LED - left)


7) Here's the lighting against the curtains. (LED on the right)


So bottom line is that now I have more light using only 12" strips to replace 18" bulbs. I've also saved a lot of money using the smaller 12" strips over the 18" kit. For very bright light you can use an 18" in these fixtures, I did so over my kitchen sink area and it is awesome!
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Great post Michael!!

Thanks - This really helps the rest of us who are trying to figure out what to order.
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Thank you Michael. I have copied your write up and photos and saved all in my LED Interior folder.

Next thought...change our porch Thin-Lites to LEDs? Many 'Birds have the 12" porch Thin-Lites.
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Thank you Michael. I have copied your write up and photos and saved all in my LED Interior folder.

Next thought...change our porch Thin-Lites to LEDs? Many 'Birds have the 12" porch Thin-Lites.
Good idea Curt. Remember that these strips can be cut in 1" increments to get the light you need. Also, these strips come in other lumens if you don't need them so bright. You can also install two strips of different power and add a small toggle to select "mood" or "utility" lighting.

These are ratings per inch;

TL00 = 5lm = 1/16w
TL0 = 10lm = 1/8w
TL1 = 20lm = 1/4w
TL2 = 40lm = 1/2w - (this is in our FLD kits)
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Great job! Michael !
I now need to go look at the lights & measure them and decide 12" or 18" I counted 17 of them and was not going to buy those bulbs I saw at Q.
Are the bulbs for the "what I call the spot lights" (the move-able ones) and are they brighter or softer? My wife uses the bed room one as a reading light and a softer one would be good there, Let me know if I can get in on the order, I would try 2 for now.
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Great job! Michael !
I now need to go look at the lights & measure them and decide 12" or 18" I counted 17 of them and was not going to buy those bulbs I saw at Q.
Are the bulbs for the "what I call the spot lights" (the move-able ones) and are they brighter or softer? My wife uses the bed room one as a reading light and a softer one would be good there, Let me know if I can get in on the order, I would try 2 for now.
Hey Mark,

I would call the spot lights much brighter than the stock bulbs. Also, they seem to be more "flood" than "spot". I'm placing the order for these very soon so I'll put you down for 2. Just an update, not sure when we'll get these prices or availability again on the bullet bulbs. Not trying to be pushy but remember we're not dealing with retailer here and these are our Q price special.

2x) B15.RV3-VV - $18 x 2 x 1.0905 tax + $5 shipping = $44.25

I can check to see what would be a good choice for reading. Certainly we can get another color but I'm thinking you'll want less lumens as well as color? These bulbs are rated at 180 lumens where the old stock was around 75.

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B15.RV3-VV - LED bulb replacement (15mm bayonet)
9 HyBright-3 LED chips (27 LEDs), 180 lumens, unidirectional 150 degree illumination
11-13.8v nominal, .21 amps, 2.63 watts, 100,000 hour life, Life-Time Warranty
Replaces 1139 (75 lumens), 1383, 1003, 1141, 1156


PS.. my wife reads her Kindle in the bus. I asked her to try one of these and she said they are "ok" but she prefers one of the cheap, dimmer China ones I purchased when I was testing these out. So I haven't gone back and talked to them about that market yet.
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I can check to see what would be a good choice for reading. Certainly we can get another color but I'm thinking you'll want less lumens as well as color? These bulbs are rated at 180 lumens where the old stock was around 75.

SPECS;

B15.RV3-VV - LED bulb replacement (15mm bayonet)
9 HyBright-3 LED chips (27 LEDs), 180 lumens, unidirectional 150 degree illumination
11-13.8v nominal, .21 amps, 2.63 watts, 100,000 hour life, Life-Time Warranty
Replaces 1139 (75 lumens), 1383, 1003, 1141, 1156


PS.. my wife reads her Kindle in the bus. I asked her to try one of these and she said they are "ok" but she prefers one of the cheap, dimmer China ones I purchased when I was testing these out. So I haven't gone back and talked to them about that market yet.
Michael,

I found the same thing, their replacements seem quite bright, too bright in my opinion. Now based on your numbers I see why!
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