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Old 10-05-2006, 03:50 PM   #15
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Good point Brian...kind like camping in a DISCO

But, thinking outside the box...this might be the ticket for some folks. Those that camp alone, or in less than ideal (safe) settings....those might not have a choice at that moment. Or maybe big animal country ( oh no BEARS). Don't think the light would chase a bear off, but at least the light might notify the camper that a bear just walked by!?

I know on the motion-detector light on my home I can make adjustments. It doesn't come on in a cat or small dog walks by or even the leaves blowing around on the bushes near the door...but, if something approaches that's taller than about 2 1/2 feet...the light comes on and illuminates the front porch area....and I kinda like that. Plus there's also an override on the on/off switch. I can either have the light turned off completely and turn it on when I want..like a regular porch light...or use the motion-detector. Wonder if this new-fangled RV porch light will have the same features?

I'm thinking of putting a short LED string under the drip guard over my door. I would make it colored red or blue, then I beleive I could just leave it on at night while I was out. The draw should be very low, RIGHT?? Then I could stumble home or have others be able to find me via the porch lighting. Does anyone see any problem with that??
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:06 PM   #16
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I thought this was an interesting concept...a motion detector porch light, same size housing as a regular rv light, just a bit larger for the motion sensors:

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:01 PM   #17
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Just to insert a caution regarding the "hot" wire in a trailer. My old boler used the black wire as the ground, or common, and a variety of other colors (red, brown, white) as the + or "hot" wire.

I installed an outside light like one previously described, coming with both a clear and amber lens. I had to run a wire from the sink area around the back and into the closet, where I mounted a lighted switch just inside the door. This has proven to work good, but the idea of a remote is interesting. I've only seen those with 110v applications, so will be on the lookout for one that will work with 12v dc.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:52 PM   #18
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here's one here, with a 2 amp load, if you need more , use a relay.

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here's one here, with a 2 amp load, if you need more , use a relay.

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I've seen your mod's Donna, you could do it.
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Good point Brian...kind like camping in a DISCO

But, thinking outside the box...this might be the ticket for some folks. Those that camp alone, or in less than ideal (safe) settings....those might not have a choice at that moment. Or maybe big animal country ( oh no BEARS). Don't think the light would chase a bear off, but at least the light might notify the camper that a bear just walked by!?

I know on the motion-detector light on my home I can make adjustments. It doesn't come on in a cat or small dog walks by or even the leaves blowing around on the bushes near the door...but, if something approaches that's taller than about 2 1/2 feet...the light comes on and illuminates the front porch area....and I kinda like that. Plus there's also an override on the on/off switch. I can either have the light turned off completely and turn it on when I want..like a regular porch light...or use the motion-detector. Wonder if this new-fangled RV porch light will have the same features?

Hi: Just what every one needs!!! A light that comes on automatically when bare campers walk by!!! Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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