*Current draw-The main reason these were purchased , was to increase my dry camping time. The old bulbs had a draw of roughly 1.3-1.5 amps each when lit. The LEDs are .02amps each. Not counting the 2 florescent fixtures and the stove lights(which will be done as well) I have knocked back the power amazingly.
Nice work bcrewcaptain -- very sanitary looking install!!!
There is an error in the amperage rating of the LED panels you used.... those LED disks use roughly 0.2 amps each instead of 0.02 amps. You used two to replace one incandescent bulb, for a total of about 0.4 amps per side. The original incandescent bulb used about 1.5 amp, so you are using about one forth the power, but you have a lot more light with those two disks.
For anyone that is interested, here is a little technical information. The disk LED panels bcrewcaptain used have twelve 5050 smd leds each. Each 5050 SMD LED actually contains 3 individual LEDs inside their package (if you look closely, you can see 6 leads soldered to the circuit board -- 2 for each of the 3 LEDs), while the 1210 SMDs used on the most common 36 or 48 LED rectangular panels have only a single LED inside their package. So the panels bcrewcaptain used put out about the same amount of light as a comon 36 LED rectangular panel. Since bcrewcaptain used 4 disks in each of his double sided fixtures, that is equivalent to 4 of the 36 LED rectangular panels. That is putting out nice light for sure!
I will have to measure those panels to be sure. The numbers I pulled were from the 3rd batch that I whipped up(this set uses 9 emitters per disk). I've wired up about 75 of these discs so far between 3 camper restos and a couple vehicles and home accent lighting, and each batch I have ordered has been a different design.
I will wire up 2 more sets over the next couple days and give a better reading for both current draw and light output.
I have switched all the main lighting in my camper to LED. I did this as last summer we spent 14 days boondocking at a NASCAR event. My generator is not the best and i didn't want to run it. I have a huge battery bank and figured the LED would help me to eliminate the need to run the generator. I think we only ran the generator a few days for AC and not to charge batteries. It also gave us more TV time when the weather turned rough. I got all mine on ebay for under $2.00 each and did 3 or 4 a month till they were all done. Some day I'll probably conitnue with the remainder of them.
**very** harsh light character. I bought 10 of these 48-smd panels, the "soft light" yelowish variety. In the end I upgraded my 2 main ceiling fixtures and kept the incandescent bulbs for area lighting (dinette, bed/reading, etc). The watt-savings these offer is indeed worth considering, but imho they serve best as floodlights.