REQUESTED PART NUMBERS FOR LIGHTING PARTS
Per requests, below are the specifics about each of the lighting parts I put in my Crown:
LED Mushroom Lights
These are 12 volt flush mount LED lights that have a warm setting for light output. Specifics are:
Volts: 12V DC
Current draws: 167mA
Lighting color: warm white
Lighting angle: 120 degrees
Brightness level: 120 lumens
Life span: up to 50,000 hours
Material: PC plastic
Color temperature: 2900-3100K
Weight: 1.3OZ(36g) for each unit
Dimension: 3.5" x 3.5"x 0.7" (each unit)
The key are the lumens output for each light (these are high for a flush mount unit) and the color temperature. Most people prefer the warmer glow of non-LED's. However, technology has advanced fairly rapidly in this area. Most LED lights are considered bright white (around a color temperature of 4000). It is closer to bright sunlight than the softer glow of traditional bulbs. These LED's come in the lower color temperature spectrum of around 2900, and thus give off a more traditional light color. These are also dimmable. That is important, because many LED fixtures are not dimmable. I paid about $50 for 10 of them on Ebay. The price has gone up. The same site is still selling them, but at a higher price of $75. Still one heck of a deal compared to other LED mushroom cap style lights out there. I picked this style as I wanted to mimic the high end look of the lights found in the Prevost and other high end Class A's, without the high end price. These fit the bill perfectly. Below is the Ebay link to this seller.
10 Pcs 12volt 3 5” LED Ceiling Dome Light RV Caravan Trailer Boat Marine Warm W | eBay
Picture of LED flush mount mushroom cap style light
LED Directional Reading Spot Lights
We searched high and low for flush mount LED directional reading lights that were small. We found really large ones that stuck out pretty far. We didn't like that look. We then focused on recessed directional lights that were small and did not require a huge and deep hole. The mechanism that allows the directonal lights to swivel require space to work. That is why you either have really large flush mounted ones or smaller recessed ones. No small flush mount in our search.
We settled on this particular model as they came in the brushed nickle look and the company selling them also offered LED lights. The standard bulbs that comes with them are not LED. We want all of our lights to be LED.
The company site is:
RVupgrades | RV Accessories, Parts and Supplies
The part number and description for the directional light is:
55-9544 Gustafson AM4019 Satin Nickel Directional Reading Lights
Price was $7.92 each.
The LED bulb I purchased from them was:
18-0698 Ming's Mark 1010504 24 High Power DIP LED 1139 Base
Price was $6.93 each. This was a total of less than $15 per light. Cheaper than anything else I could find on the Internet for a recessed brushed metal directional light. I bought five of them. Our conversion has two long sofas that are jackknife style beds. We put a directional LED reading light at each end of the sofa so people can read while sitting or while in bed. Plus, we are putting one over the Navigator's chair.
Picture of this LED directional light
12 Volt LED Dimming Switch
We hunted all over the Internet for high quality LED dimming lights. There are not that many and some RV and trailer stores charge a massive amount ($80 - $90 each). Also, many of these dimming switches are made in China and the reviews on them were horrible.
Went with these as they are made in America, have excellent reviews, are back lit so easy to see and use in the dark. Plus, they were priced right. The ones I selected come with both a brushed nickle bezel and a black bezel. Still deciding which one to go with. That is the beauty of this find, as I get both options with the switch.
I needed five of these. I found three sites that carry them. Camping World carries them only online and they ship from the manufacturer directly. I needed them immediately so as not to hold up light installation. Plus, Camping World had the highest price. I found two sites that carry them. One site had exactly one in stock and another site had four. I got them all.
The part description is:
ITC Black LED Digital Dimmer for RV 12V, Motorhome, Travel Trailer (21030-BKBNBK-DB)
Camping World's site for the item is:
LED Digital Dimmer - ITC 21030-BKBNBK-DB - LED Lighting - Camping World
The other two sites are currently not showing them on Ebay.
One thing to keep in mind is that some cheaply made dimming switches will create a buzzing sound when the dimmer is being used. I found many reviews complaining about China made dimmers putting out this buzzing sound. That would drive me crazy. The dimmer switch I selected had no such bad reviews.
Image of dimmer switch
I hope this information is helpful in your conversion.