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Old 04-09-2003, 07:20 PM   #43
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Liteline is available at Home Depot (among other places like electrical distributors).

MR16's are also available in line voltage (120volt). Funny I don't remember this fact at all, I'm guessing it's a new thing. 15 years of selling lamps and MR16's were always 12 volt to me. Times change.

P.S. Joe - you can check out LIST (note: CDN Funds) prices for fixtures here also.


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Old 04-10-2003, 04:45 PM   #44
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Guess what I found on the net today?????:cblob

I found adapters to convert standard fixtures to 12 volt sockets

bayonet base, wedge base, and mr16 base

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e95f375433c6bayonetbaseadapter.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e95f385f36cfhalogenadapter.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e95f392c5594mediumbaseMR16adapter.jpg/>

all available through this site:


I think I'll order the mr16 adapters and just buy some much cheaper standard fixtures

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Old 04-11-2003, 05:56 AM   #45
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Joe, having you on the board is costing me money!

Aw, who am I kidding. I'd be piddling it away on something anyway.
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Old 06-10-2003, 04:58 PM   #46
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Led lights- installed

My lights are in, My lights are in!!!!, I'll supply pics as soon as I can get some taken. They work great for reading; we tested them on our spring shakedown cruise last weekend
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Old 06-17-2003, 08:01 PM   #47
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light pics

Here are the pics of my new lights:

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eefe25fa2214lite1sm.JPG/>

All you see is the fixture !!!

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eefe27154e22lite2sm.JPG/> From

below looking up

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eefe2835fd96lite3sm.JPG/>

with light on

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eefe296c2143lite4sm.JPG/>

see the end of the track and the cable for power feed

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eefe2a87bfbclite5sm.JPG/>

Light off

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3eefe2bd4c4c8lite6sm.JPG/>

Light on

These last two were taken just at dusk, they're better once it's really dark.

I had the track leftover from another project, just cut it to fit.
Soldered the cable onto the ends of the track after cutting it
Bought the two fixtures at a yard sale for 5 bucks and took out the step down transformer and added the switch to turn them on and off.
Then tied into existing wiring
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Old 07-21-2003, 02:16 PM   #48
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I took delivery of a couple wide angle, 12 LED, white, 1157 bulb replacements. I installed in one of the fixtures over the side dinette. There was room to slightly angle the bulb down. I have the solar candle Charles uses and I like it, but if you're looking for general lighting, this approach beats the socks off it. It draws 0.04 amps. $6 each.

Not enough to properly read by, but bright enough that you won't accidentally grab the diet pop from the fridge instead of the proper adult beverage.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c476a334621157.jpg/>



I was wandering around at lunch, having escaped my keepers, when I saw a clip on goose neck lamp in target. The lamp area is large enough that I think I can gut it and install both a wide focus angle and a narrow focus angle MR16 LED that Joe's demonstrating. I plan to cut the 120v plug off, install a 12v plug and a socket somewhere in the seat structure by the converter. With two bulbs I should pull about 0.2 amps.

Joe's installation is pretty slick, but I like the thought of being able to move it from the dinette to the room divider to outside to even as a trouble light for the Explorer.
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Old 07-21-2003, 03:06 PM   #49
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>> I plan to cut the 120v plug off, install a 12v plug

Thanks, Steve for mentioning that. I was wondering how that could be done.

I want to convert a lamp or two, but was wondering if the same wiring would work or would I totally have to rewire it? Shouldn't be hard either way.

With the adapter that Joe posted, it would be pretty easy if I could just replace the plug.

I must admit, the LED thing has me intrigued too.
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Old 07-21-2003, 06:12 PM   #50
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change overs

it is just as easy as changing the plug, most automotive/hardware stores, and places like radio shack sell replacement plugs for 12v accessories.
Open it up, attatch two wires and put it back together.
The original switch can stay as long as it's not a touch dimmer.
the beauty of led bulbs like mine is you can just pull them out and
turn them 180 degrees if you get the wires backwards. the other types you have to reconnect the wires.
I am looking for a desk style lamp next which I will fix up with the same bulb as my other ones, then I'll put on a 12v plug and add some 12v outlets so I can use it where I want. My existing lights can be moved the distance of the track(window length) and can easily be unplugged from one track and put on another, I just haven't got around to putting track up at the other end of the trailer yet
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Old 07-22-2003, 10:25 PM   #51
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Morgan; I found a supplier of replacement LED automotive tail light bulbs


They have 1142 LED bulbs for RV and Marine applications. These would just slip into the original socket. The only downside is they would be directional. The second link has a few more. Keep up the experimenting and posting the results.


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Orginally posted by Michael Sanders

:wiggly I have been working on low watt lighting.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3dc312255b896led.gif/>


What do you think about using say 10 LEDs to light the inside of the trailer?

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