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Old 01-17-2012, 02:19 PM   #15
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OK, here is the answer from the manufacturer on the Smart Light 1000 12v RV Motion Light:

The Smart Light is designed to be switched between operating modes via a switch on the inside of the RV/trailer. You will not be able to control the Smart Light or switch between operating modes without an inline switch. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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Anthony Shaw
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Starlights, Inc.
(805) 685-8500, ext. 100
Anthony.Shaw@starlightsinc.com

So it looks like we'll have to see if we can put an inline switch inside the trailer going to the outside light. It sounds do-able....

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:50 PM   #16
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OK, here is the answer from the manufacturer on the Smart Light 1000 12v RV Motion Light:

So it looks like we'll have to see if we can put an inline switch inside the trailer going to the outside light. It sounds do-able....

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Let us know if you do this mod. Would be interested in the switch you use and the wiring set up.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #17
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I do not think it requires an interior on/off switch, just an on/off switch, exterior or interior, as long as the circuit is broken then the mode is set. That is what an in line switch does. Technically you could do it touching and removing a wire from the unit to you battery, same result. I'm going to order one.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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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
improvements.
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:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scampers/photos/album/1314407400/pic/list

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:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/m...12-albums.html

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