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Give the Gift of (LED) Light! Plus, We Have an Air Compressor Winner!

Give the Gift of (LED) Light! Plus, We Have an Air Compressor Winner!

Someone just won a Viair compressor worth $250 in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway. Was it you? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out!

If you’ve been following our LED Your RV series about converting our incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lights to cool, energy-efficient LEDs, you probably know that our favorite LED supplier, M4 Products, offers a 5% savings to our viewers who use the discount code “RVgeeks5” when they check out. Now you can also give the gift of light to your favorite RVer! Use the “RVgeeks5” discount code when you purchase an M4 gift certificate, and you’ll save 5%.

If you’re not sure how to select or install LED lights, you can start with Part 1 of our video series, where we review some LED basics and provide our first introduction to M4 Products and their fantastic owner, Steve.

If you’ve ever had contact with him, you’ll know why Steve is so well regarded in the RV world. His products are top quality, he really knows his stuff, and his customer service is the best. We only recommend RV products that we personally use and are extremely satisfied with, so it’s great to read all the positive comments about M4 in places like the iRV2 forums. The praise is really well deserved.

gift-of-led-2Not sure about LED color choices? Part 2 uses a bit of clever camera work to clearly demonstrate the difference between Warm White, Natural White and Cool White bulbs. If you weren’t sure what LED colors are all about, you will be after you see this.

We’ve experimented with both Warm White & Natural White in various fixtures. In our opinion, Natural is great for work spaces, where bright light is needed. We think the color is really pleasant. Warm is our choice for “mood” lighting, like in our wall sconces. Cool White has such a blue cast to it that it’s not our taste, appearing more appropriate for someplace like a workshop. There are surely those who prefer the Cool color, but as my mother would say, “That’s why they make vanilla and chocolate.” ;-)

gift-of-led-3Unlike halogen & incandescent replacements, fluorescent tubes require a bit more installation than just plugging in a new bulb. But our videos about it are so clear, that any reasonably confident DIYer will know just what to do. There are two types usually found in RVs: 12” and 18”.

Part 3 demonstrates how easy it is to convert your RV’s 18” fluorescent fixtures into the most elegant LED tubes we’ve ever seen. Due to the smaller size of the 12” tubes, the drivers are external, requiring just a couple of extra steps to install them. Part 4 provides clear, detailed instructions.

gift-of-led-6Finally, we upgraded our exterior bulbs to LED (both the patio and docking lights) in Part 5. The difference in light output is amazing, while using only a fraction of our valuable battery power.

If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect gift for your favorite RVer, now’s the time to get extra savings for you, and more LED bang-for-the-buck for them! Visit the M4 Products website to learn more, and order gift certificates for your favorite RVers today!

So about that giveaway…

Out of a record-setting 2,806 entries, we’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to Dana & Annie S., entry #913, who have just won a Viair 400P-RV Automatic Portable Compressor Kit with a suggested retail price of $295.95. We trust that they’ll get lots of great use out of it on the new motorhome that they’re currently shopping for. We had a great chat on the phone and now they’re more excited than ever to find the perfect RV! :)

Thanks to everyone who entered. If you still want one of these awesome compressors for your own rig, you can pick one up here on Amazon.

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J Griffin

Thursday 22nd of January 2015

I just installed the LED lights in my coach and never knew how dull the old lights were until I turned these LED's on. WOW! Thanks to you we can now actually see what we are looking for. Thank you for all the videos you put out I enjoy each and every one. PS since I did the light conversion, 3 of our camping friends replaced their halogen with LED's. M4products was a breeze to work with. Thanks

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 24th of January 2015

Thanks for sharing, and glad to hear we're not the only ones who love our M4 LEDs! :)

Doug Horn

Monday 22nd of December 2014

I want to thank you so much for this series. Your research along with the stopped down video that really displayed the difference in colors saved me so much time and money. Using that information we ordered bulbs for two of our lights. We decided to begin with the fixture over the sitting area since the light there was never really good for reading and the light over the "kitchen" area since we always felt like we were cooking in the dark. I installed them yesterday. What an improvement! My wife was amazed to the point that when I suggested we needed to begin changing them all out she said to go ahead and do it now! That in itself is amazing. Again, Thank you!

TheRVgeeks

Monday 22nd of December 2014

So glad this was helpful and thanks so much for the comment, Doug. You just made our day. :)

Kevin S.

Monday 15th of December 2014

Congratulations to Dana and Annie on their winning of the compressor!

J Bernfeld

Monday 15th of December 2014

Installed M4 LED's through out our 38 GK, and love them. Very well made product .Thank you RV Geeks for your post on M4 product line and the promo code..Every little bit helps.

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