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Don't touch lights cause they are hotter than you fingers led, incandescent or other wise,, but led's do draw less power.
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I'll jump on the bandwagon. I replaced all our bulbs with LED's two seasons ago. As long as you go with warm white you should be happy.

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Agree with warm white. Even the natural white is a little too blue for my taste. The cool white is way too blue.

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LED's will probobly last longer too, you should not have any problems on an electrical system going downwards in total power usage.
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I replaced a bunch of festoon bulbs with their LED equivalent. Just for the heck of it, I pulled out my little temp gun I keep on the boat. The regular festoon bulbs were in the 150-160 degree range. All my LED's were less than 90 degrees.
Festoon or LED strips attached directly to a surface often, maybe even usually, build up heat in the back of the diode rather than the front. Its why heat can be a problem. Unless the rear is ventilated they can, emphasise on can, overheat. When I use LED strip I always like to put it in an aluminium extrusion with a diffuser. Better (well at least more confortable) light and the extrusion assists in heat dissipation.

LED lamps will most definitely be cooler to the touch than halogen or incandescent festoon lamps, I am not saying otherwise. What I am saying is that many users underestimate just how much heat they do put out and that this heat is often backwards not forwards as per most other light sources. over heating of LEDs will shorten lamp life.

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most LEDs have a high "infant mortality rate". The one place I work, Harrah's Atlantic City, has their own tower covered in programmable LED lighting. During the day we turn the intensity down so it cannot be seen, but if we actually turned the things off, they would die more often when first turned on

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That's what I am thinking, but I am questioning if there will be any issues with the change in amp load that I have to be concerned about.
There will be a large difference in load - you will use less amps.

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Re: Halogen to LED

Sounds like warm white is the way to go.

Anyone have favorite brands or places to buy them? The last time I seriously looked at LED replacements (years ago) they were very blue, and very expensive....

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Sounds like warm white is the way to go.

Anyone have favorite brands or places to buy them? The last time I seriously looked at LED replacements (years ago) they were very blue, and very expensive....

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Warm white is a term used with abandon by LED manufacturers. It's essentially meaningless. They are usually honest about actual specs though, so look for the colour temperature. Incandescent is 2700K. LEDs of 3000K or less produce a pleasant light. Much higher, though and it's getting cold and blue.

I've seen 5500K described as warm white on Ebay.

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