Want Quality motion light for front of my Casita - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-13-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Want Quality motion light for front of my Casita

I like to see what you all have done as far as changing out the terrible front outside light to a Led motion sensing light.I have a Casita LD. Ive only seen the Star brand. Anyone?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Motion light-porch

Greg,
I too am still looking for a 12 Volt one.
I found a small battery powered one from HARBOR FREIGHT that I hang on a screw (while parked). It was $9.99 internet. This unit
is better than nothing.....so I'm still looking for a GOOD 12V one.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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Thanks I hadn't see that one Ill check it out.Im looking for a 12volt led with retina burning capability.LOL if you find one please post info thanks gregd
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Here is a quality 12V DC motion sensor... From backwoodssolar.com
12 VOLT DC MOTION SENSING LIGHT SWITCH 12 VOLT DC MOTION SENSING LIGHT SWITCH with TIMER
10 year warranty


RAB motion and heat sensing switch is 12 volt DC powered so it can work full time even if your inverter is off or in standby mode. Turns lights on at approach, and holds for adjustable time, 5 seconds to 12 minutes after motion stops. Sensitivity distance is adjustable, up to about 50 feet out, farther in colder weather with a test LED showing pick-up area.. Connect directly to any 12 volt light, or use a 12 volt relay to switch a 120 volt light. Set for night only operation, or use as security alarm, by setting for day/night operation. Switches 8 amp DC. 7 milliamps idling; 44 milliamps when activated.

L-RAB: $98
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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I was considering this light but $100 at intro was too steep. Current price of $70 is more tempting. The good think about these lights is that the hole pattern is the same as in the common RV outdoor light.

Smart LightŪ Video - Star Lights, Inc.

Smart Light 1000 - Motion Lighting 12 Volt - Star Lights, Inc.

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Old 01-14-2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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I was considering this light but $100 at intro was too steep. Current price of $70 is more tempting. The good think about these lights is that the hole pattern is the same as in the common RV outdoor light.

Smart LightŪ Video - Star Lights, Inc.

Smart Light 1000 - Motion Lighting 12 Volt - Star Lights, Inc.

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Found it on EBay $50.95 + 7.90 Shipping: STAR LIGHTS-SMART LIGHT-12 VOLT RV MOTION LIGHT-NEW | eBay

Pretty Cool!

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Old 01-15-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Found it on EBay $50.95 + 7.90 Shipping: STAR LIGHTS-SMART LIGHT-12 VOLT RV MOTION LIGHT-NEW | eBay

Pretty Cool!

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Found it here at Tweety's for $52.80....not showing the LED bulb though.

Star Lights Inc. Motion Sensing Porch Light - Motion Activated Lights
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:04 PM   #8
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PPLmotorhomes.com also has it.
Cost is $60.05 after shipping ($52.06 + $7.99)...about the same total as the ebay listing. Specifically includes the 200 LED ultra bright rotating bulb.

Motion Activated Security Light - 12v for RV - PPL Motor Homes

Just ordered one for our Scamp 19.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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motion detector PORCH LIGHT

Donna always says "A picture is worth a thousand words".
So here is a pic of what we are talking about.

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:31 PM   #10
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Donna always says "A picture is worth a thousand words".
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I'm curious......do these lights have an on/off switch on the unit itself or do you need an on/off switch inside the trailer as some units have. On my Bigfoot, the porch light I would be replacing has the switch on it and I don't have an interior switch. I ask this because as you can see below in a copy of the function instructions, you need an on/off switch to set certain modes.

"To enter the motion detection mode, the light switch is turned on, then off, then on again within 15 seconds. This action tells the microprocessor to start working. If the light is turned off for more then 15 seconds, it reverts to the normal light function mode."
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I've just sent an email to the StarLights people (who manufacture this light) to ask that question. I guess if it requires an interior or 'house' switch for the on/off control then I'll have to return the one I ordered....bummer.
Will post the answer I get.
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I saw one at the Tampa RV Supershow. It was $52. It was in the main pavillion. Wish I'd seen this post before we went. Looked like a nice lite.
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I've just sent an email to the StarLights people (who manufacture this light) to ask that question. I guess if it requires an interior or 'house' switch for the on/off control then I'll have to return the one I ordered....bummer.
Will post the answer I get.
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Fran....even if it requires an interior switch, I don't see it as too hard to run a wire or two straight through the trailer wall and add the switch on the inside. I'm no electrician, so hopefully someone with some knowledge here will jump in.

And if it's the white fixture with LED bulb you ordered and decide you don't want, let me know...we'll work something out. Don
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Good point. I'll keep you posted as to what I hear back!
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