Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Dream Lighting 12volt LED Panel Ceiling Dome Light Fixture with Programmed Switch for RV Motorhome & Camper Trailers & Marine-216mm,Warm White & Blue,Surface Mount & White Shell
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Have been looking for LED replacements for my neon caravan ones and after having tried to do the DIY thing with the strips and failing (They don't seem to provide as much light as they say in my experience...) I decided to bite the bullet and fork out on these.
I opted for the cool white as I prefer having the daylight feel rather than the standard orange cast by the "warm" lights.
So glad I did. Which I hadn't bothered wasting money with the strips. These lights are very well made (German of course, so good time to get them, before Brexit and they cost twice as much). They are thin profile, so about half the width of the neon ones. I needed something about 20 cm diameter and these are slightly wider so no problem.
Fitting is really simple, Remove old light, cut wires and attach to this unit (Red +, Black - ). Attaching to the ceiling is done via 6 small screws which do into the caravan roof insulation wonderfully easy. Done.
When switched on, there are three setting, which are selected by pressing the button however many times. 1. A few blue LEDs. Presumably night light 2. Medium light 3. Full light Lights come on automatically on full when power is attached to the van, regardless of setting. So they have to manually turned off. But after that it's normal operation.
My van is a 475-2 so not very big. I have fitted two of these, one in the centre of the main compartment, one in the bathroom. On half power, they provide more than enough light. At half the power consumption of the neon lights, I can relax easier knowing my battery will last a lot longer. On full power, each light uses abut the same as the ones I replaced, but seem about twice as bright, so not sure I'll use the full setting all that much.
I have ordered one more to replace the fitting over the sitting area now as I wanted to make sure they were suitable first.
Time will tell how long they last, but they do look well made and frankly, I would be surprised if they failed in the near future.
All in all, a good purchase and highly recommended.
The lights themselves are great. However, no space is provided at the back of the fitting to take the wiring. Ok if you can place the hole in the ceiling directly over the point the wires go into the lamp, was not possible in my case. Also, when switching on the power to our camper the lights come on straight away even if the have been turned off at the button on the light previously.