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A lot of the replacement LED bulbs leave a lot to be desired in terms of light output and color. YMMV.
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You can buy the regular fixture and change the light bulbs with led bulbs... I find it rather inexpensive instead of buying the whole setup... Another positive to this is you can change the LED light bulb if you need to...
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I have seen them in operation and like them. Seems a good company.
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Change the bulbs with LED bulbs, bleach the plastic covers, and enjoy the season... Off season you can deal with the whole changing the fixture project when the stuff is cheaper...
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If you are handy, you can make those box fixtures in your garage... A simple teak box with some plastic light cover... Then simple cable soldering...
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If you are handy, you can make those box fixtures in your garage... A simple teak box with some plastic light cover... Then simple cable soldering...
A simple teak cost could end up costing you $40.00 or more, just for the wood alone.
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You could make up a box light--but Alpenglow are one of the few outfits that make lights which don't create radio interference. You won't be able to buy ballasts and electronics of the same quality at your local lighting or hardware store. That's what made their reputation.
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I didn't know that led bulbs were polarity sensitive until I tried to replace the incandecent ones which are not. My fixtures wires need to be reversed to use the new bulbs. bummer.
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It depends on the type of bulb, but most can be reversed. This applies to the double contact bayonet type, the halogen replacement type and the festoon type bulbs.
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It's worth checking first. Mine are the single contact 1141 auto bulbs. My replacement led ones don't work without a polarity reversal. I was thinking of just pulling the breaker and making the switch there. I have a cabin light dedicated breaker. Should be an easy mod. I was hoping for plug and go...rats!
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Just remember, that reverses the polarity for every light fixture....which you may not want to do.
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