Originally Posted by Jerry71
But the 12v lamps work whether you are plugged in or not. Either off the battery
, or through the converter. So I see no need for the 120v lamp.
Now, that's true. I can think of two possible reasons for the dual lighting
scheme, which was common long ago; both are just guesses...
- Some trailers may have come without converters.
- The fluorescent lamps which were commonly used in this setup may have provided better lighting than the original low-power incandescent bulbs.
We have both 12VDC and 120VAC lighting
in our decade-old non-moulded trailer, so it was not unique to eggs and was done relatively recently. I find it annoying.
I agree that with current technology, the dual setup is obsolete.