Need place to buy LED 12VDC bulbs from

cizzicizzi Solar Expert Posts: 109 ✭✭✭✭
Is there a nationwide chain in canada that would sell 12vdc led bulbs that compare to 13W CFL 12VDC bulbs (what i'm using now) ? I'd like to go to pick them up locally.. like home depot (i doubt they have that there).. get the idea? if any of you know a place let me know.. if i would have to mail order it would have to be in canada, but i prefer local.. thanks

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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators Posts: 26,867 admin
    Re: Need place to buy LED 12VDC bulbs from

    You might take a look at the Candle Power Forums (several of us also post over there too). They have A LOT OF INFORMATION over there on LED's and various suppliers too (look in the "Marketplace" for seller information).

    Based in the US--but a lot of people post from all over the world there.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 7,307 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Need place to buy LED 12VDC bulbs from

    I have bought from glenenergy before, and they shipped fine to the states
    http://glenergy.ca/
    I bought a LED desk lamp with batteries in the base, and a small PV for a 8 hr recharge. Works well. Has a small refelctor style screw-in LED bulb with about 20 LEDs in it.
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  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: Need place to buy LED 12VDC bulbs from

    Warning to Canadians about buying mail-order from the states:
    Most places ship via UPS, and Ugly Brown is infamous for ripping you off on cross-border fees.
    So check the shipping method/costs very carefully before you buy.
  • cizzicizzi Solar Expert Posts: 109 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Need place to buy LED 12VDC bulbs from

    in a 2 pin base led light bulb is each pin + and - ? so i check which is which and connect to any 2 pin socket like halogen style sockets? or where can i find a socket cheap for dc usage (2 pin always)
  • n3qikn3qik Solar Expert Posts: 741 ✭✭
    Re: Need place to buy LED 12VDC bulbs from

    Could look at LED fog lamps from a auto parts store.
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