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3 Reasons to Use LEDs in Tent Trailers

Using LEDs in their tent trailer has been a great change for some people. LEDs run cooler drawing less power and offer more lighting control than the clunky incandescent lights you normally find in tent trailers.

Most tent trailer owners only think about it briefly and then become so busy doing things their usual way they have no time to really try it. Sometimes they are reluctant to try something unknown. Just not understanding the risk-reward ratio holds others back. Other times they never start because they don't know how. And there are always those who don't act because they don't know what the benefits are.

Good information usually helps to clarify things. O.K. then, let's get more info. Let's look at 3 factors that have motivated others to convert their lighting to leds in their tent trailer..

First, LED lights draw less power from your trailer battery. A single incandescent bulb can use half the available electricity in a battery in a single day's time. You make a valid point when you point out that you do not use your lights that much. That may very well be true, however you have limited electrical power available in the battery of your tent trailer, and the one time when you really need the lights, the power may not be there. It may have been used up because you tried to stay too long. And what about those kids who keep forgetting to turn the lights OFF.

Second, LED lighting is safer because it generates less heat than incandescent bulbs -- it does not get hot. You cannot be burned if you touch LED lights, nor can LEDs start a fire like an incandescent or halogen can. Plus, the heat from LEDs does not attract flying insects to buzz around your face inside the trailer.

Third and last, you can choose the level of light you want for the different light fixtures by choosing different configurations of LEDs. You can also direct where the light shines. This all means that you are in control and can shine the light where you need it most.

Stressing the points again, you need to use LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs in your tent trailer for power, safety, and control!

Think about these reasons and how they apply to your situation. They were strong enough reasons to convince many other prudent RVers to convert from incandescent bulbs to LEDs inside their tent trailer. What about you? Shouldn't you seriously consider it too?

copyright Sam Penny, August 9, 2010