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Old 09-15-2014, 04:04 PM   #1
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How do we take off our halogen light covers?

We have just been in our new 2014 Redwood36rl for nine days! We are loving it!
One of our halogen lights is out...never noticed at the dealer's. How do we take that cover off? Our covers seem extremely tight and we don't want to break them.
Also, if we replace these with leds, which leds give a similar strength and colour?
Thanks for your help in advance!
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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They just rotate counter-clockwise about 1/4 turn. The bulbs are a 2 -pin halogen that can be replaced with a disk type LED, but I haven't done any yet.

Plenty of folks here can give you the part number and color temperature.
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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The 2014's don't remove as easily as the earlier ones. They are friction fit. You have to grab it and force it down. Watch your eyes as sometimes it does chip the backside of the glass. Seems like there's a better way to attach these guys...
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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Don't know about the '14's our 2013 lens covers twist off, as mentioned before you twist then counter clockwise about a quarter turn and they will come off.

As for LED's, there are several sources, I've replaced a few and I've purchased them from M4 Products. Remember, there are two different size fixtures on the Redwood, the larger ones [20 watt] are typically in the ceiling, the smaller ones [10 watt] in the slides, the larger LED's will not fit in the small receptacles. They come in 3 different light colors; cool, natural and warm. To me the warm white is the closest to the halogen color.
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention, I like the Elite series LED's from M4.
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Chuck,
Are the Elites significantly brighter? Does the color stay warm?

I tried some "overseas" ebay ones for the closet on a whim. Took them back out - they were awful. Some were blue, some were bright white, all labeled as warm. Gave them to my daughter for her tent trailer.
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Personally I don't like the M4 LEDs. Tried some and found their brightest LEDs off in color and not as bright as my 1/10 the price eBay versions.
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who was your ebay supplier? I tried to get some and after 3 months they just sent a refund.
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Chuck,
Are the Elites significantly brighter? Does the color stay warm?

I tried some "overseas" ebay ones for the closet on a whim. Took them back out - they were awful. Some were blue, some were bright white, all labeled as warm. Gave them to my daughter for her tent trailer.
First... I haven't found LED's that are exactly like the incandescent bulbs but the M4 Warm White are the closest I've found. They don't seem as bright to me so I use the cool or natural where I want bright light like the bathroom, inside the kitchen slide, etc.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:29 PM   #10
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Halogen lamps are normally around 2700 degrees kelvin (yellow)
Warm white is 2700-3000 degrees kelvin (yellow)
Cool white is 4100-4500 degrees kelvin (light blue)
Natural white is 4700-5200 degrees kelvin (blue-purple)
The higher the kelvin temperature goes from yellow to blue then purple
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