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Converting RV Lights to LEDs – Part 5: Docking & Patio Lights

Converting RV Lights to LEDs – Part 5: Docking & Patio Lights

In Part 5 of our LED Your RV series, we’re replacing our RV’s docking and patio lights with cool, bright, low-power LEDs. We’re also excited to announce our newest RVgeeks Contest! On September 15, 2014 at 8pm Pacific Time, one lucky RVgeeks viewer will win a $250 Online Shopping Certificate to M4 Products, our favorite LED lighting supplier, which they can use to outfit their RV with brand new LEDs!

M4 is also offering a special discount for RVgeeks viewers. Visit their website at www.M4Products.com and enter the Discount Code “RVGEEKS5” at checkout to receive a 5% discount on your entire order!

Watch the video for details, then enter for your chance to win!


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By definition, “boondocking” means there’s no external source of electricity for your RV. But camping off the grid often means there’s no external source of outdoor light either. If you need light outside your RV at night, you’ll need to provide it yourself, at a time when you’re least likely to have power to spare.

We’ve been upgrading our RV’s interior lights to LEDs, but we also want plenty of exterior light available, while using as little power as possible. That means upgrading our incandescent patio and docking lights to LEDs, which are much brighter, but use only 1/4 to 1/6 the power. This video will show you how easy it is.

If you’ve seen our previous videos in this series, you know we’re big fans of M4 Products. Being a fellow RVer, Steve (M4’s owner) is incredibly knowledgeable about LED applications for RVs, and the quality of his products is obvious. We’ve looked at, and tried, our fair share of LED bulbs, and M4’s are the best quality and best value we’ve found so far.

Click here to visit M4 Products:  www.M4Products.com

Be sure to enter the contest, and good luck!


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CONTEST WINNER BELOW!


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  • Enter once each day (to prevent ballot box stuffing, one entry per day is the limit)
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Out of nearly 2,000 entries, a very hearty congratulations to Ginger Z. from Texas, who’s won a $250 Online Shopping Certificate to M4 Products. Ginger is the proud owner of a vintage 1983 Airstream. She purchased her trailer about a year ago and performed a complete restoration all by herself (with her husband helping with some of the heavy lifting). She did such a great job that her rig won the Silver Award at the International Airstream Rally in Gillette, WY this past June! How awesome that such a capable RVer won the contest, since DIY is what our videos are all about. Ginger is looking forward to adding M4 LEDs to her beautiful rig.

Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win, but still want some awesome new LEDs, be sure to take advantage of the Discount Code “RVgeeks5″ when checking out at M4 Products and you’ll get a 5% discount on your entire order. We hope that will be some consolation and thanks to everyone who entered!

Visit M4 Products here: www.M4Products.com

Click Here To Enter For Your Chance To Win!
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Mark Virden

Saturday 4th of February 2017

Just started converting my 2011 Gulfstream to LED. Really appreciate the videos, M4 and the discount codes... :) Keep up the great work!!!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 4th of February 2017

Thanks Mark! Great to hear! ?

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 4th of February 2017

Thanks for the nice words, Mark! We hope you are as happy with your M4 LEDs as we are with ours!

James Smith

Thursday 18th of February 2016

I love your site.. My wife don't care for it so much, just because I spend so much time on your site. Thanks a bunch for the LED tips. Keep being you and thanks for it.

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 18th of February 2016

You tell your wife we love her anyway, James!

Denise

Wednesday 10th of September 2014

Guys thanks for the LED suggestions and the 5% code when ordering. Have used it several times to upgrade my 5ver with some new lighting. Keep up the great work with all your videos.

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 10th of September 2014

Thanks Denise. That's awesome. We assume you're entered in the current LED giveaway. Only 5 days left!

Ronald Thorp

Wednesday 10th of September 2014

Hey Andrew Its great to see your having another contest ! I have a 1987 minnie winnie on a toyota body really in need of new lighting since I live in it year round yep cold in the winter from long Island N.Y. I dont want to sound like a cry baby but I live on a Real disability claim 59 years old with that out of the way would love to win the contest . I found your site through Thervgeeks.com website they make very informative videos for the RV,ER ! Even if I dont win which is usually the case I appreciate the chance ,and still recommend your site to friends and family ! Thank you

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 10th of September 2014

Hi Ronald! Not sure who "Andrew" is (Peter & John here), but best of luck in the contest anyway! ;-)

Andrew Johnson

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

At the start of this season, I changed over about half of my interior lights to LED. Our Jayco 26' Superlite usually goes through 2 batteries in 1 day. Now, with the LEDs, we go 2 to 2.5 days before using the generator to recharge the 2 batteries. It may take a little while, but the savings in gas from the generator will end up paying for the LEDs. We also really like the white light much better than the dingy yellow type lighting from the old bulbs.

We recently camped deep in the Adirondacks of New York State. 3.5 miles from the nearest paved road. The LED lighting were perfect, especially when the fisher cats came around. We replaced the patio light, but have not yet replaced the small 2 bulb light that illuminates the stairs. In fact, with only the patio light and step lights, we used a lot more power. It's amazing what only 2 small non-LED bulbs use in power.

These videos have been absolutely great!! I learn a lot and I am able to accomplish the same things on my own after watching the videos.

Thank you RV Geeks!

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Thank you Andrew. Great to hear that you're having the same satisfaction with your switch to LED that we are.

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