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Posted: 06/01/19 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out 12 volt landscape lighting bulbs at Lowes or Home Depot. They are marketed for 12 volts AC, but many are designed to work with DC. The package probably says 12 V AC, but the bulb itself will probably be stamped "12 VAC/DC."

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Menards and Walmart both have good selections. I get mine from Superbright LED's online. Never had an issue with returns either.


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profdant139 wrote:

Lots of great tips -- thanks! And to those who suggest that I shop online, I may have to do that sometimes. But I try not to. Otherwise, where will all those sales people find jobs? There are so many half-empty shopping centers all over the country.


Pretty simple.

Do what I and many others have done, be proactive, get additional education above high school then ACTIVELY SEEK REAL PAYING JOBS.

Retail sales jobs have ALWAYS BEEN ENTRY LEVEL JOBS.

Retail sales are jobs which traditionally are for folks starting out into the real world of work and were never intended on supporting a mature adult nor family.

Making this move means folks have to get out of their "comfy zone" and stretch a bit. That means they must be willing to put some effort into life rather than just be content with living at poverty level and waiting for others to hand them stuff.

I HAVE put forth a lot of effort in life and resent folks that feel that they should be able to start work in an entry level job and get paid the same wage or more than what I make..

Because I put a lot of energy into my life, I CAN if I wanted to walk away from my job and never work again at age 54! I have everything I ever wanted and them some, house paid off, multiple vehicles paid off, RV paid for in cash and much more..

I have seen a lot of lazy folks, I have had to train a lot of lazy folks I have only worked with TWO people that I can honestly say they were willing to put some effort into making their lives better, they moved into higher paying jobs.

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profdant139 wrote:

Lots of great tips -- thanks! And to those who suggest that I shop online, I may have to do that sometimes. But I try not to. Otherwise, where will all those sales people find jobs? There are so many half-empty shopping centers all over the country.
Those online stores employ people too. Order filling, packaging, shipping, delivery all require employees.

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For my motorhome, I initially bought these flat panel bulbs.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FSI........yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Which as it turns out, had no heat sink capability and no name LED elements. They looked great, were easy to install, has the 4500K natural light color, and a lumen capacity similar to the 1141 bulbs I was replacing. What could go wrong? well, they were cheap junk, that is what. They all worked but in the course of the first year of light use, the elements, one by one, started failing, making for less light from the panel. Eventually, I gave up and that is when I did a full conversion to LED flat panels with the elements being separated from the driver circuity by an air gap, and the capability of dissipating heat.

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Companies like M4Products and SuperBrightLEDs, while charging more for their products, go to great lengths to provide a product that won't fail, provides the expected light and color, and back them with a good warranty.

I consider spending the extra money to get a well made long lasting product, worth every penny.

Disclaimer: I have no connection to M4Products other than being a satisfied customer. I learned of the company and their products thru the RVGeeks videos on LED upgrades, and in fact, if you do order, watch one of the videos, and specify "rvgeeks5" as a discount code to get 5% off the purchase price.

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Gdetrailer wrote:

profdant139 wrote:

Lots of great tips -- thanks! And to those who suggest that I shop online, I may have to do that sometimes. But I try not to. Otherwise, where will all those sales people find jobs? There are so many half-empty shopping centers all over the country.


Pretty simple.

Do what I and many others have done, be proactive, get additional education above high school then ACTIVELY SEEK REAL PAYING JOBS.

Retail sales jobs have ALWAYS BEEN ENTRY LEVEL JOBS.

Retail sales are jobs which traditionally are for folks starting out into the real world of work and were never intended on supporting a mature adult nor family.

Making this move means folks have to get out of their "comfy zone" and stretch a bit. That means they must be willing to put some effort into life rather than just be content with living at poverty level and waiting for others to hand them stuff.

I HAVE put forth a lot of effort in life and resent folks that feel that they should be able to start work in an entry level job and get paid the same wage or more than what I make..

Because I put a lot of energy into my life, I CAN if I wanted to walk away from my job and never work again at age 54! I have everything I ever wanted and them some, house paid off, multiple vehicles paid off, RV paid for in cash and much more..

I have seen a lot of lazy folks, I have had to train a lot of lazy folks I have only worked with TWO people that I can honestly say they were willing to put some effort into making their lives better, they moved into higher paying jobs.
You are describing clerks and order takers, not real salesmen. A genuine, able salesman can earn an excellent living. My dad was a salesman for 30 years, and was earning six figures back in the '70s. But still, the order takers perform important and valued work too. Without people willing to take your order at the restaurant or check you in at the campground, where would you be? The OP doesn't want to see all the little stores disappear, and that is okay. We all have our quirks, habits, pet projects and motivations.


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O'Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone auto parts have LED bulbs along with Walmart.

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westernrvparkowner wrote:

profdant139 wrote:

Lots of great tips -- thanks! And to those who suggest that I shop online, I may have to do that sometimes. But I try not to. Otherwise, where will all those sales people find jobs? There are so many half-empty shopping centers all over the country.
Those online stores employ people too. Order filling, packaging, shipping, delivery all require employees.

True, but I always try to buy local to keep the economy going where I live. I try small, independent stores before big box stores, though that’s getting more difficult.


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Well, I tried. I went to Camping World -- they did not carry what I needed. Nor did any of the three auto parts stores I visited. Calls to local light bulb stores (yes, there are such things in SoCal -- it's a huge market) were also fruitless.

So now I am forced to go online. Thankfully, as a result of the recommendations above, I have learned that there are online sources that are reputable and reliable, and not just some anonymous vendor selling cheap knockoffs.


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I don't know if this is a option for you. I just took out all the incandescent light fixtures in a current trailer project and replaced them with led light fixtures for not a lot of cost. I did get them on line.

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