Bargman Porch Light Replacement Lens - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-07-2006, 06:14 AM   #1
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I am shopping for a replacement lens for our little porch light on the outside of our Scamp. I want to get an amber one as the clear one really is quite bright, and brings in the bugs.

While shopping, I realize I have a choice between the "new style" and the "old style" replacement lens. I'm not sure which style of light I have, how can I tell?

Thanks! - Jeremy
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hi Jeremy, Do you need to replace the existing fixture because it's broken or are you just looking to get rid of the bugs? You could probably put a lower power amber bulb in your current fixture.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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Current fixture is fine, lens is fine, it's just clear. I guess I like the brightness of the light, just not the bugs. I'll give a lens a shot and see how it works. I think I found the right one from PPL Motorhomes.
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Jeremy,
Sounds like Bob has something there. Just use an amber bulb.
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becarefull to check the wattage of the yellow bulb, if to high it will melt the lense cover
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I just bought an amber lens for my porch light at Camping World. I bought it at the store, not on-line. If you can't find at Camping World's web site, give them a call. I think it was about $3.00, maybe.
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Just pop the old lens out and take it to the store with you.. match! Walla!

These are a common item available at any RV supply store, or rv dealer accessory spot.
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It's Gina's fault I bought. She stood there pointing at my porch light saying something like you need to get an amper lens, or something to effect. Being the obedient type I obeyed.

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I never had one of those new fangled outside porch lights, but I was in a Farm and Fleet store and found one for 7 bucks, with clear and amber lenses!
I have one now. If it just cools off enought to install it.........
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becarefull to check the wattage of the yellow bulb, if to high it will melt the lense cover
Amen! - Been there - Done That!

You can call your local RV supplier or dealer, and see if they have Bargman parts (they are used by everyone). We bought an amber lens for about $2.60. They should have both types. Just take your old lens in with you.

We purchased our Scamp in mid-July - in Minnesota (state bird is the mosquito). Needless to say I needed a bug light. Local Walmart had only one type of amber bulb. They don't tell you the wattage! It worked fine in Minnesota, but when I got home, and we introduced our grandsons (4&5) to camping by staying in the trailer in the driveway at home, we left the porch light on overnight (nightlight). The lens AND the housing were both warped - the lens beyond use!

I don't recommend a replacement bulb - especially since the lens is about the same cost as the bulbs, and you can stay with the correct bulb NUMBER (remember - no wattage ratings on the bulb packages).
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:54 AM   #13
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the compass light on my boat, (also a little bulb), is so bright it gives me nightblindness and i can't see ships at sea. i painted it with red nailpolish and it works great! (red light reduces nightblindness). you could use any color you want. it faded off after a year or so, i just recoated. i was in the dominican republic at the time and boy! what a selection of red nail polish those beautiful domininicanas have to choose from, it was an eye opening experience for a no makeup/nails gal like me!
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