So I’ve bedazzled the interior of the van with a mile o’ LED strips, how much power do they draw?
strip over kitchen area = 0.37 A, 4.7 W
strip over sliding door = 0.39 A, 4.8 W
strip over lower bunk = 0.30 A, 3.1 W
pop top perimeter strip = 1.43 A, 17.6 W
total = 2.47 A, 30.2 W
(funny, power values differ slightly than what I posted back in Feb when I installed the strips over the kitchen and the sliding door. Due to the different controllers?)
With the PWM brightness controllers, the power consumption does go down when lights are dimmed.
For comparison, the stock fluorescent light above the sink found in some westies draws 0.9 A and 8 W. I don’t know what the power draw is with the stock light and incandescent bulbs.
Update: David and I were discussing (in the comments) white LED spectrum. He sent me the pdf file about that subject that is buried somewhere in the Cree website.