Upgrade To RV LED Lights For Brighter Light, Longer Battery Life & 10x The Power Savings

portable-rv-led-lights-by-joelogon.jpg As a fan of outback wilderness camping (often referred to as boondocking), the notion of running a noisy generator all evening just rubs me the wrong way.

RV LED lights will extend your battery life, while providing more than enough light for you to eat supper, read a book, or play a board game.

Why close up shop and go to bed just because darkness has arrived?

LED (light emitting diode) lights produce no heat. They also use far less power to shine.

So, instead of waking up to dead batteries in the morning, just replace your standard incandescent light fixtures with LEDs.  That way, you can go for days (instead of hours) without recharging your batteries!

Here are some sources and different ways to conserve your battery power by making use of LED technology:

It won’t take much shopping around to realize this power-saving form of light comes at a price.  Being the latest and greatest innovation, prices for LED replacement bulbs and light fixtures are generally a good bit more expensive than the old automotive bulbs you may be used to.

Are LED lights really worth the expense?  When you consider their increased longevity and the fact that you get almost 10 times the power savings, yes RV LED lights are definitely worth the added expense!

This short video dramatically demonstrates how much brighter and more visible LED taillight assemblies are, when compared to standard equipment taillights:

Curtis Carper

I’ve been involved in RVing for over 40 yrs -- including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking at home, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller, you've got a good idea of who I am.

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  • http://aquariumdigest.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/led-aquarium-lights-lighting/ Carl

    I followed the link to Connexxn LED Lights, these look like a great product since we boondock/dry camp often and with kids that are not as good about watching electricity consumption.

    However I did not see how these connected to a 12V DC, only the ballast for the 120V AC.

    I also like the idea of simply running off ‘D’, ‘AA”, etc if possible.
    Currently we use some portable LED lanterns, but they have a more blue light that is not easy to read by where as the lights featured here are a more pleasant white light, so I am interested if either the batter option or the 12V wiring is available

    • Curtis

      Carl, The information on the link says that they are a “low voltage” system, operating off a 12vdc transformer when used in a household application. That would indicate that they would be wired directly to the 12vdc system in an RV.

    • Curtis

      Carl, The information on the link says that they are a “low voltage” system, operating off a 12vdc transformer when used in a household application. That would indicate that they would be wired directly to the 12vdc system in an RV.

  • http://aquariumdigest.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/led-aquarium-lights-lighting/ Carl

    I followed the link to Connexxn LED Lights, these look like a great product since we boondock/dry camp often and with kids that are not as good about watching electricity consumption.

    However I did not see how these connected to a 12V DC, only the ballast for the 120V AC.

    I also like the idea of simply running off ‘D’, ‘AA”, etc if possible.
    Currently we use some portable LED lanterns, but they have a more blue light that is not easy to read by where as the lights featured here are a more pleasant white light, so I am interested if either the batter option or the 12V wiring is available

  • James Christian

    I have an 06 Raptor, and want to switch to LED taillights and marker lights for safety sake, being a little brighter and easier to see. 
    Then when I tried to order them, they said i would need a resistor for each light to work properly or change out my flasher unit to an LED compatible one, which they do not make for the GMC 07 Classic HD Sierra… Or put a resistor inline so to fool the system. What then is the point of putting LED in if it is costing so much more and all the hassle???

    So then I called a trailer manufacturer place here and they said just put them in “it should work”…Well, I am interested to know what your thoughts are??? 

    • Curtis

      I tend to go with the trailer manufacturer mainly because LED lights have been the standard in the trucking industry for some time.  They also come standard on many models of cars.  I won’t guarantee anything though as I don’t have a way to confirm this is so.