When it comes to interior lighting for RVs, most people recommend going for Led lights. LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode and these lights have been around since the early 1960s. LED lights are known for emitting a rich and bright kind of light that saves a lot of energy and display excellent performance efficiency.
They emit little to zero heat which suggests that they are safer than the traditional bulbs and you won’t end up burning your fingers when you touch them. LED lights used to be super expensive when they were first introduced which is why there weren’t exactly really popular options for RV interior. However, now, you will find most RV manufacturers and users installing different types of LED lights in their recreational vehicles not just because of their affordability, but also because of many other great reasons
They Don’t Require Complicated Installations
Most bulbs, lights, and light fixtures are often really hard to install. They come with special instructions that you need to follow accurately if you are to install them perfectly. LED lights, however, don’t require any kind of special tools or devices for installation purposes. All you need to do is remove the exterior or the outer covering of the light fixture, unscrew the old, existing bulb and replace it with the new LED light bulb.
They Produce More Light
LED lights have gained much of their popularity due to the fact that they produce more light while using very less power to shine. For example, imagine that your RV has 12 incandescent light bulbs. They will need about 1.6 amps of power each so, in order to power all of them, you will require a total of 38.4 amps. On the other hand, if you replace these incandescent bulbs with LED light bulbs, you will only need a total of 2.8 amps in order to power all of the 24 bulbs. That is a very huge, considerable difference which goes to show that LED light bulbs indeed produce a whole lot of light at a very low power fra5te, through which they also save a lot of energy.
They are Incredibly Long Lasting
Did you know LED lights can last up to an approximate of 60,000 hours? That makes about almost 7 years of constant light! Isn’t that absolutely amazing? Incandescent bulbs, on the other hand, last up to 2000 hours and halogen bulbs are able to serve for only 1000 hours. So, whether you are a frequent traveler who uses their RV for temporary time periods or you live there permanently, safe to say, you will rarely have to replace your RV LED lights.
They Generate Minimal Heat
A common concern shown by most people when choosing to light is the amount of heat that the respective lights generate. When choosing the lights for your RV, you have to keep in the mind the fact that you will probably keep the lights on at a stretch for longer time periods, especially during the night. Incandescent and halogen light bulbs burn at almost 200 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, the LED lights are able to burn at anywhere between 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit. This results in considerably cooler temperatures, preventing your fingers from burning when you touch the bulb and keeping the interior of your RV from heating up. This also further prevents the need for you to keep an energy-sucking air conditioner inside your RV at all times.