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Old 11-16-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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Hi:

Canadian tire is having a two day sale Saturday and Sunday, and feature the Sylvania Dot-it LCD lamps for 1/2 price ($5 each rather than $10). They may be handy for rv's. Details below:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_...D=1195226814561

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Old 11-16-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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Canadian tire is having a two day sale Saturday and Sunday, and feature the Sylvania Dot-it LCD lamps for 1/2 price ($5 each rather than $10). They may be handy for rv's. Details below:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_...D=1195226814561
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I have several of those and they work reasonably well. I use them inside a couple of the cupboards and the clothes closet.
(FYI they're LED not LCD).
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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(FYI they're LED not LCD).
Indeed they are, sorry about that. I haven't had my coffee yet and rushing to get to work.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:35 PM   #4
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We have a couple (although not in a trailer) and they work well to light small spaces.

I don't like the battery power... there are too many devices already which require the annoying task of changing batteries, and (especially if disposables are used) there is also an environmental cost. I would rather have a similar lamp wired into the trailer power.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:35 PM   #5
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Darn, I was hoping they would double as a TV.....
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Darn, I was hoping they would double as a TV.....
They're probably about as entertaining as TV, so why not?
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I bought a 3 pack of similar 3 LED lamps at Harbor Freight for $12. So far, we have one hung on my wifes side of the bed with a curtain hook in the wall carpet. She uses it to read if I'm sleeping - their directional nature makes this work out really well.

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Old 11-17-2007, 05:30 AM   #8
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I bought a 3 pack of similar 3 LED lamps at Harbor Freight for $12. So far, we have one hung on my wifes side of the bed with a curtain hook in the wall carpet. She uses it to read if I'm sleeping - their directional nature makes this work out really well.
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That's great to hear that they work well for reading. With all the discusions about the directional lite and the odd glow I was worried. I picked up 3 at Norm Salutions Store in N. Conway NH last week for $1 each, they have 3 bulbs almost like the ones pictured at Canadian Tire.
I also like to read in bed while wife just wants to go to sleep and the over-head light is a bit much...
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:29 AM   #9
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To all Canadian FiberglassRV members..

You should look at your local DOLLAR STORE as they are selling these Dot-It-LEDs ..

We bought a few and so far they all work great..

Just wanted to save everyone a few DOLLARS..

See you down the road..

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I wanna see, I wanna see!

I can't access the link because it asks for a postal zip code..............a Canadian one!!!!!!
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I can't access the link because it asks for a postal zip code..............a Canadian one!!!!!!
There's a sample zip code just above the box. I used that and it worked to gain access.
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I also do NOT like the battery issue, but saying that I do have MANY items thus powered for the trailer. I regularly swap out ALL the batterys first time out every year. that way there are NO surprises!!!!

NOW, I just found something weird about the google map(s) within this link to Canadian J_ _ k!

When I clicked on the 'store locater' it automatically picked up my postal code and showed the closest outlet as being located in Mission, B.C. (which is correct!!) but when I zoomed in on the location, the map IS flawed. It shows the store as being NORTH of Lougheed highway (route #7). The store is NOT located there (and NEVER WAS PLANNED TO BE) but it shows the address as being on London Ave (which IS correct) but London Ave is SOUTH of Lougheed highway ....weird!!
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There are lots of errors in mapping databases used by the various online services. I noticed in one of them that you can see satellite images, or a map, or both overlaid. The map shows roads which generally line up well with their images, but it also shows outlines of lakes which are the right shape, but far off from the actual location. They apparently had some problems aligning the water bodies layer of the geographic information with the other layers.

There are also maps (both online and printed) which have city streets shown without street names, at least in selected areas. This can be disconcerting when driving through those areas.

All maps, especially free ones, should be taken with a grain of salt.
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I also do NOT like the battery issue, but saying that I do have MANY items thus powered for the trailer. I regularly swap out ALL the batterys first time out every year. that way there are NO surprises!!!!

NOW, I just found something weird about the google map(s) within this link to Canadian J_ _ k!

When I clicked on the 'store locater' it automatically picked up my postal code and showed the closest outlet as being located in Mission, B.C. (which is correct!!) but when I zoomed in on the location, the map IS flawed. It shows the store as being NORTH of Lougheed highway (route #7). The store is NOT located there (and NEVER WAS PLANNED TO BE) but it shows the address as being on London Ave (which IS correct) but London Ave is SOUTH of Lougheed highway ....weird!!

AS said the Goggle maps are not very accurate, they are used on Geocache sites as a locator and not very reliable. I just did an experiment and used my down-loaded program of Google Earth, which is satilite shots of earth, and typed in my home address and it placed the marker on the picture on the corner post of my land.
In fact it is the first corner post mentioned in the deed of the property, which is on the other side of the road and away from the house by700 ft.
If some stalker wanted to find me useing this system they would probably go to one of the 2 houses down the road. .
I find Google Earth very helpfull to find campgrounds not haveing a GPS in the car.
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