LED light for ensuite

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Hi all We are hoping to have a LED light fitted during build as an additional ensuite 'nightlight'. Does anyone have ideas of where we can source one- preferably with an inbuilt switch. Thanks BOGGERS Bob
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:46

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:46
Bob, Griff was the trailblazer with the led stuff. Have not seen him round these parts for some time but he's probably lurking if I know him !!! [smile] Might need a big Cooee to grab his attention .... Jay was another thorn in the side of all things incandescent ... now he's still around !! He doesnt seem to want to leave Queensland .... I've flicked an e-mail to Premier Beattie to revoke his Qld visa !! [AlienSmirk] He's soaking up so much sun the share price of Hawaiian Coconut Oil Suntan Lotion futures have risen 8% on the 90 day contracts ![FullyFrankedGrin] I have that 3 led light for the moon glow in BT but I would put a better quality one in for a permanent fixture. Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it grEasy ... Apply coconut oil to a Friend.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:47

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:47
Ask Steve at BTi as he showed me a couple of LED lights that he was trialling in his van. Brian
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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:48

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:48
Try Jaycar Electronics, they have a range of LED lights including one that will replace the 50w halogen in downlights, ie, BT reading lamps.

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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:49

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Back with you. (I've been on a Uni course & all brain cells have been fully utilised trying to remember how to calculate the angle of the dangle. Recovering from burn-out.) Got our nice little 4 x led light from The 12 Volt Shop (in WA), had BT install with a swith on the ceiling of the ensuite. Wasn't sure that 4 led array would be sufficient, but it is plenty for night-light, cleaning teeth, goint to loo, having shower pre-bed etc. Rarely use standard install incandescent (power hungry). Would look around for a fluoro or similar alternative next time round. Cheers Griff PS I are now an official Bushfire Mitigation Speciallist (see, I've got the piece of papaer to prove it!)
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:50

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:50
Turist, Regarding LED replacements for 50w halogen downlights. I was unable to locate them in the latest Jaycar catalogue? I wonder if you or anyone else has any ideas for an improved replacement globe for standard BT external light? I've used 3 in last 12months, they are power hungry and they aren't even very bright. If I'm unable to find a better globe I'll have to replace it with something better. I've seen a rather large fluro square light that Galaxy vans seem to be using. It's 10 times brighter than BT light and I doubt it uses much more power. Thanks for any info Regards Matt
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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:51

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:51
Matt,
Jaycar catalogue page 373.
Part No. D0315.

I have 2 fluoro lamps on the outside of the van.
They are the same lamp that BT fits internally except that they are in a different casing.
Casing is thin enough to fit into wall thickness of the BT and leave a flush fit externally.

They were fitted at build time but I could not see any problem in retro fitting, just make sure you find a spot where there is no framing and there is an internal cupboard to hide the cable.

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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:52

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:52
Whoops, a typo.
Part No. ZD 0315

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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:53

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:53
Turist, Thanks for the info. I realise know that I've got an outdated Jaycar book. Punched product number into Jaycar site and there they are! I assume you are using the LED's in question? If you are, could you enlighten me as to the current draw and performance? The website has lots of info but doesn't give current draw which is probably the biggest attraction to people such as myself. I'll be at BT soon for replacement of leaking town water inlet (Shurflo model-leaked since installation) and will ask them about the external lights you speak of. Thanks again. Regards Matt
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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:54

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:54
Matt I don't think that my multimeter has a scale small enough to measure the current draw.
Individual LED's current cunsunption normally stated in milliamps so I think that they consume very little.

I had a flashing LED operating via a small circuit taken from a Dick Smith catalogue and it would run for about 18 months from a single 'C- cell battery.
Don't think that these will send your BT battery flat :-)

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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:55

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:55
I've measured many of these LED's, seems to me regardless of voltage
(usually between 2 - 4 VDC or MCD brightness), I've not seen any more
current drawn than 20 mA. I have almost finished converting my BT lights to
12 VDC and 240 VAC fluros and LED's.
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Turist, Thanks for the info. I realise know that I've got an outdated
Jaycar book. Punched product number into Jaycar site and there they are! I
assume you are using the LED's in question? If you are, could you enlighten
me as to the current draw and performance? The website has lots of info but
doesn't give current draw which is probably the biggest attraction to people
such as myself. I'll be at BT soon for replacement of leaking town water
inlet (Shurflo model-leaked since installation) and will ask them about the
external lights you speak of. Thanks again. Regards Matt

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Reply By: Dusky - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:56

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:56
Turist, Thanks for the info on the outside lights. I had a look at the Jaycar catalogue however, do the ZD 0315 swivel or adjust. I assume they would be directional to some degree. Do they provide enough light outside the BT to BBQ, eat and poor the red with out missing the glass? Did you purchase the units and supply them to BTI? Also, thanks for your advice for my recent info requests. Dusky
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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:57

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:57
The ZD 0315 are a replacement for the 50w halogen globes in reading lamps and/or downlights.
Don't think that they would be strong enough for outside lighting.

The flush fitting fluoro lamps I have were supplied by BT.

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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:58

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:58
Turist & Cobradave, Sounds like these LEDs are the way to go. Are you saying that if both reading lamps above bed were turned on with LED replacements in them, the Prostar wouldn't even register any current draw? I wonder if any one will start producing LEDs to replace halogen globes in cars ie-stoplights which is all the original BT outside light takes. Might be satisfactory improvement and make replacement light less attractive. Regards Matt
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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:59

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:59
Matt,
That's correct, IF you can get enough illumination for any application from
LED's then do so because the current drawn is really insignificant when you
have a few large deep cycle batteries backing you up.
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Turist & Cobradave, Sounds like these LEDs are the way to go. Are you
saying that if both reading lamps above bed were turned on with LED
replacements in them, the Prostar wouldn't even register any current draw?
I wonder if any one will start producing LEDs to replace halogen globes in
cars ie-stoplights which is all the original BT outside light takes. Might
be satisfactory improvement and make replacement light less attractive.
Regards Matt

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