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Hi!

Can you guys give me an idea of which LED lights you used for the interior of your build?

Specifically:
Over the cooktop/galley/food prep area (something of a task/flood combo). I found this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LNDQ93...TF8&colid=2X8OMSU1CJB5O&coliid=I2W3RVDEUWOG3Y

(and maybe you could direct me to the "how to link to Amazon page". I couldn't find it in the FAQ section)

Reading lights for the bed (thinking they will be mounted to the wall panel)

General lighting for the rest of the interior (some kind of 12V LED rope light maybe)?

Should get the van tomorrow>:D
 

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Sure. I used this one or one nearly like it:
https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Stars-F...d=1482450140&sr=1-2&keywords=single+led+light
It is TOO bright to have over the bed even to read so I installed a remote controlled dimmer from china:
https://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-W...57&sr=1-12&keywords=remote+control+led+dimmer
My only problem is I bought three and all are operated on the same frequency so you cannot control the three dimmers from separate remotes, conversely the one remote dims all three wired-in controllers! I gave a couple away.
I also bought LED rope light you can cut every once in a certain distance and wire a length.
https://www.amazon.com/MEILI-Light-...0710&sr=1-3&keywords=stick+up+led+light+strip
It is supposed to stick to surfaces. I didn't use it as 4 of the lights above are plenty. 2 over the bed to read, one over the galley to cook and one over the dinette. Only the ones over the bed dim.
I have kept the stick on string thinking I might use it up on the ceiling as the other lights are all under the high cabinets. We’ll see.
I don’t know what you mean about Amazon as your link works. Bleieve it or not we don’t have a FAQ section!! Crazy I know!
 

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I bought mine at IKEA. They are 110vac but actually run on 12vdc. I think you will find plenty of
LED'S actually run on low D.C. Voltage with a transformer to run off 110vac. They are cheap so don't pay outrageous Home Depot prices for them! Here is a link to a place that seems to have good prices but I've no experience with any but IKEA.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led-wired-bolts/

there are many, many other online sources if you simply search "led lights".
 

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I don’t know what you mean about Amazon as your link works. Bleieve it or not we don’t have a FAQ section!! Crazy I know!
But - I saw someone (MsNomer I think) using an Amazon icon or something to show a link???
And - Yes, there is a FAQ. It's under the Tools Tab. You just have to search it. I searched for "attach a link" and got a bunch of info on using the site.

Thanks for the info. I'll check out your links.
 

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I know about that FAQ but that FAQ is about how the overlords run the board. It includes no FAQ about Promaster Vans as far as I know!
Amazon used to provide that cute little “Amazon” cartoon thing. They stopped.
 

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Not sure about that Amazon icon instead of a link. For a while 6-8 months ago it would always show up but now it never does, perhaps RD (aka Mr. Amazon) is on to something?
 

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A lot depends on the color of your interior. With my white interior, we normally use only one of these at a time, 190 lumens each. We usually bounce them off the ceiling.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D1YP8FE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought one of the units you linked to. One look and I knew it was way too big for me. Looks like it belongs in a Class A.

MrNomer normally makes coffee before I get up. Because even one of the present lights brightens the whole van, I'm designing a task light over the counter using a 35-lumen license plate light.
 

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Color Temperature

Definitely a timely thread as we're just beginning the 'interior design' process. We'd be interested in hearing user reactions to 'color temperature'. In the early years LED's were notoriously "cool" (blue), these days we see "daylight" and "warm" advertised. MsNomer, your link lists 4000-4500 degrees K (which we think is "daylight") - - would be interested in your opinion on where "daylight" stands on the "cool-to-warm" continuum.
 

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I use 6 LED lights as ceiling lights in my van. I have them on a dimmer, but it's nice to have lots of light when you need it, so mine are 480 lumens each. I like them because they are a bit less RV-typical than some if the ones pictured above for ceiling/under counter use.

They look like this:



In the back of the van, these come in handy when looking in the fridge or using the facilities. (early picture, but the ceiling still isn't done!)



They have an on/off switch so I can select just the ones I want on. They are definitely warm white, if you didn't know, you'd think they are incandescent...I'm not a fan off cool or led-blueish light.

I over-bought when I got them on eBay, and I don't see them there any more. I have some brand-new extras if someone is looking for something like this. I bought them at, and can sell them for $15 each plus shipping (should not be much, they are light (as in not heavy)). Send me a message if interested!

There are a number of good sources on eBay for remote or manual dimmers for very little $$$. MY manual dimmer, that runs 4 of the lights I less than $10.

Ed

ps. daylight is "bluer" than warm white, which is very close to ye' old incandescent we all grew up with, but not as blue as cool LEDs are.
 

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