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Old 07-23-2015, 10:58 PM   #1
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A simple step light

Came across a great battery powered (4AAA) light with motion detector and daylight cutoff, magnetic mount so it's easy to replace the batteries and installed one in the bathroom. So impressed I decided to make a removable mount for it to sit on the step; place it when setting up camp and stow it when I stow the step. Stays on for 15 seconds (longer if motion still present.) LOTS easier than running wires!!
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:33 PM   #2
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Those are very nice step covers. What are they made with?
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:41 PM   #3
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Those are very nice step covers. What are they made with?
I bought a roll of indoor/outdoor carpeting at a remnant sale. Cut to size with scissors, then used plastic tie-wraps poked through the holes in the step to tie them down (made slits with a knife.) Cost is maybe $1 each, I replace every 2-3 years, and still have enough carpet to make it to 2050........
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Nice light Charlie, where did you pick that up from?
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:17 AM   #5
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I bought a roll of indoor/outdoor carpeting at a remnant sale. Cut to size with scissors, then used plastic tie-wraps poked through the holes in the step to tie them down (made slits with a knife.) Cost is maybe $1 each, I replace every 2-3 years, and still have enough carpet to make it to 2050........
Good idea on that. Will have to get some.
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Nice light Charlie, where did you pick that up from?
Light is from Amazon. I make the mounting rails but can supply the light with a rail.


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I love the light AND the carpeting, and I plan to shamelessly copy both! Thanks!
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Are these lights water proof. Can use them on out door stairs completely exposed to the elements?
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Steve, Although the end where you insert the batteries is reasonably well sealed I would think that being complete exposed to the elements would kill the life of these quick. I wouldn't recommend these for outside.
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No, they are not waterproof.
For 12 bucks I believe I will take the risk. I put a screw-stand under the frame at the door when I set up (don't like all the flex when coming and going at this weak area in in the frame) so I am under the trailer at the step so can pop one of these underneath out of the weather. Thaks for the idea. Might light our entry coming back from the bathhouse, and a possum or something passing through our campsite.
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Are these lights water proof. Can use them on out door stairs completely exposed to the elements?
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Steve, Although the end where you insert the batteries is reasonably well sealed I would think that being complete exposed to the elements would kill the life of these quick. I wouldn't recommend these for outside.
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Considering that when deployed it is underneath the curve of the trailer, particularly when an awning is extended, I don't really care. I don't leave it on when traveling. I also use it in the bathroom vertically with the battery door down and it doesn't mind the shower. Of course you could always tape over the battery door seam.
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