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Old 05-24-2015, 01:40 AM   #1
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Ceiling lights

We have the RW 38GK and a couple ceiling lights are out. I can get the frosted cover off but can't remove the bulb. How do I pull it out? Thanks Jim
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We have the 38RL, we needed to get one changed and they are a one piece unit. (Bulb and fixture) Sorry...don't have a part number for you.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:46 PM   #3
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How did you get the frosted cover off? Do they twist off of do they pry off? I'm having an issue on my 31SL. Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:55 PM   #4
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They should just twist.
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Counter clockwise to remove...clockwise to install.
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The globe twists off and the new housing doesn't come with the globe. I went to the selling dealer be looked it up online, they came direct from redwood to him and I picked them up at the dealer. I ordered six of them and I think they were $13.00 or $14.00 each. They were connected in the ceiling with wire nuts took a few minutes to change.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:57 PM   #7
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I guess it depends on the age of your Redwood. Our 2013's light covers twist off (about 1/4 turn) and the bulbs just pull out, they have 2 long thin solid wires. Our dealer installed LED bulbs in place of the halogens that came from the factory.

We do find that a couple of the bulbs did come loose and fall out onto the cover occasionally, bending the wires slightly causes more friction so they hold better
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I think the older style Halogen lights used a Glass Lens due to the heat from the Halogen bulb, it was about a 1/4 turn to remove the glass lens.
The newer LED lights run much cooler and have a plastic lens that has threads and actually screws a couple of turns off and on.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:29 PM   #9
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Steve took one off as the bulb was loose. He said its a twist and a pry kind of thing. He ended up with a few glass chips on my chair.
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:18 PM   #10
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what wattage is the halogen ceiling bulb ? ceiling bulb over bed, glass lenses

just got this 2012 36 re and all lights worked 2 days ago now 1 bulb is dark . looked good but chipped base putting it back in tiny bulb socket ,fat fingers

know i need a new one or 2

led will have to wait a little while and my meter to check for 12 volt power for a bad connection over the bed circuit.

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When you change the Halogen bulbs be sure to not handle the glass with your hands. The grease from your skin can and will cause the lamp to fail prematurely. Use a paper towel or a napkin that has no chemicals in it. As that also can cause the lamp to fail when it burns off the oils/ grease. Also they get really HOT. So don't increase the wattage.
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The twist off on my 13 FL sometimes you have to pull down the entire thing and use both hands and the light bulb is a G4 1.5W 12V you can buy on eBay or amazone for cheap! And the last 10 times longer then halogen, I have more problems with bad connection then the actual bulb often the go out and as I'm replacing the turn back on. so when I replaced for led I separate the two little prongs so the have a better connection has worked so far. You can buy 10 g4's for 4 bucks free shipping.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:24 PM   #13
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I believe ours is 10W G4 in the small fixtures, and 20W G4 in the larger ceiling fixtures.
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what wattage is the halogen ceiling bulb ? ceiling bulb over bed, glass lenses

just got this 2012 36 re and all lights worked 2 days ago now 1 bulb is dark . looked good but chipped base putting it back in tiny bulb socket ,fat fingers

know i need a new one or 2

led will have to wait a little while and my meter to check for 12 volt power for a bad connection over the bed circuit.

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Most of the ceiling lights use 20 Watt, 12 VDC, G4, dual pin halogen lamps. The lights over or in the cabinets use 10 Watt, 12 VDC, G4, dual pin halogen lamps.

I can tell you that with the halogen lamps, you can frequently slap or jar the the fixture with the back of your hand and that jarring action will cause the lamp filament to vibrate enough to weld the ends back together. You must have the lighting circuit turned on for this to work. I have achieved anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks addition life from the lamp by doing this action.

Also, you should not handle the halogen lamp with your bare fingers. The oils in your skin will make the lamps fail. These lamps operate extremely hot. If you accidentally get your bare skin on the lamp, clean the lamp glass with an alcohol swab and use a dry tissue paper to install.

Hope this helps.
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We are just over 3 years fulltime in ours & have only replaced 2 of the G4 halogen bulbs. I've replaced the sconce bulbs over the couch several times (they are on more than any others), tried leds in them & they didn't last any longer than the halogen for 5-6 times the price.
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On 2015 Redwood how are LED ceiling lights replaced? Has spring mechanism holding fixture tightly in ceiling. Will not pull out far enough to disconnect wires.
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You have to pull on them forcefully to remove the . I usually pull them down about 2" then hook one of the spring arms with my finger and fold it in towards the center and pull down. I have had to replace 6 of them now in 15 mths of full timing. I ordered through Ciara RV
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You need to use 10 watt halogen g4 bulbs.
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