Installed Smart Light 1000 Motion Activated LED porch light - Fiberglass RV

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Old 02-01-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Installed Smart Light 1000 Motion Activated LED porch light

We just finished installing the Starlights, Inc Smart Light 1000 motion
activated LED porch light on our 2005 Scamp 19D, replacing the original factory
light. It seems to work great!

The mounting holes match up exactly to those on the factory light so that was
easy. However, this new light is meant to be controlled by an on/off switch
inside the RV. That's how it turns on the motion detection function in addition
to a standard on/off function. Since the Scamp doesn't have that, we had to wire
in an inline on/off switch. So that required getting to the Scamp wiring, not
just removing the old light and wiring up the new one the same way.

The new light also has leds to indicate low battery. There is a 3rd wire
(yellow) on the fixture which we did not use. The manual says that it can be
used to trigger another accessory when you add in the Revolution 2000 FB Fused
Relay box. You can just ignore that yellow wire - it is taped to, but not
spliced to, one of the other two wires (pos & neg)

We are really novices at doing anything like this - the only mods we'd made was
to mount a mirror on the bathroom door so we had to feel our way along with this
project. We made some mistakes along the way, but nothing serious and the
mistakes just identified an easier way that we could have done it. We took
photos and documented the process. We edited the photos so that the 'easier'
way is documented, not our mistakes! I'm sure there could still be
Some of the work is a little messy but it's not too bad and it does the trick
for now. Might clean up the wiring inside the cabinet later on.

We're sure many of you could do this in your sleep, but we couldn't and we
figured maybe others might like to see the process in gory detail.

So we posted the photos in an album titled Motion Activated Porch Light:

You have to be a memberof the Scamp yahoo group to view them. I tried loading them onto this website but I couldn't control the order of the photos and it was really cumbersome, so I just posted a few photos of the light fixture (front and back) and the box.
This link should get you there:

We hope it is helpful to other novices out there!
Fran & Dave

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Old 02-01-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Smart Light 1000 Current Draw

Shot an e-mail to Anthony Shaw of Startlights...
He said the rest or idle current for the SL 1000
when not lit is only 5 ma., virtually nothing.
Great device. Larry H

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Old 02-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Smart Light 1000 spec sheet and installation manual

Here are the links to the spec sheet on the website:

and the Installation and Operations Manual:

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