I appreciate your perspective Jim. I got the idea after seeing several campers either lay rope lighting
around their trailers directly on the ground, or they drape the lights
on their trailers. I thought a more hassle-free approach would be in spirit, without more to set up and break down each time I moved camp.
Since I full-time, there are some situations the lights
are festive and practical. I'm also looking into putting the ambient light
on a dimmer, so it's not annoying neighbors, but gives enough indirect light
to see my immediate outdoor living space.
I partially covered (painted) Scamp's outside utility light, because I find direct light in the eyes the most annoying and unthoughtful design…my avatar displays the results.