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Old 02-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hi, i need a porch light on my Boler '75, i want to have a flat surface on exterior (like airplane light). Any idea ??

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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If you have a Walmart in Quebec, you can get for $10.97 outside motion sensor
LED light that runs on batteries and has a holder that sticks on the fiberglass.
It's in their camping dept. I know it's not a permenant solution but it works great.
Just an Idea.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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Am I correct in thinking you're looking for something inset? if so you could look at marine hardware, like transom lights etc. See below
BOAT TRANSOM LIGHT FLUSH STAINLESS STEEL 00146 | eBay
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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Well, this one isn't quite flat, but I've contemplated putting this stainless steel beauty the side of my Scamp. Kinda spendy, but very classy looking I think. It's a deck light. It also comes in other colors that are a little cheaper.



Evergreen SS7011 Stainless Steel Surface Step Light - (Lighting, Electrical, & Tools)
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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A cheap tap light and two pieces of Velcro.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:04 PM   #7
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Well, this one isn't quite flat, but I've contemplated putting this stainless steel beauty the side of my Scamp. Kinda spendy, but very classy looking I think. It's a deck light. It also comes in other colors that are a little cheaper.



Evergreen SS7011 Stainless Steel Surface Step Light - (Lighting, Electrical, & Tools)
I like/prefer the downward facing "full cut off" of this model. It lights the door area but not the sky. I've added it to my bookmarks. Thx Mark
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #8
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Hi, i need a porch light on my Boler '75, i want to have a flat surface on exterior (like airplane light). Any idea ??

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I have a round furnace vent next to my door and I don't have a propane furnace (how lucky!). So I removed the vent, and replaced it with a porch light for an Airstream trailer.

It is completely flush with the trailer when installed. I control it with a toggle switch just inside my door.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #9
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The light Pam shows is just like the "hookup lights" used on the back of the cab of truck tractors. I just today found one in my barn in my light collection while looking for a tail light. Made by Grote or Signalstat. Only problem is that it requires about a 4" hole to recess it in. Some reefer truck boxes used a similar light inside on the ceiling, they had a replaceable bulb in them and were always a problem, then they came out with a sealed unit which was better, it mounted in a rubber ring and the wire plugged onto the back of it There are RV surface mount porch lights available. For our vintage teardrop I found at a car show/swap meet a round glass lens with chrome retaining ring to use as an outside light. No idea what it came off of, probably was a front parking light on some old car or truck. Bob
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:39 AM   #10
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Whatever is flat on one side will bulge out on the other side. Make sure your porch light backs into a cabinet, or you're liable to have a big ole pimple on the inside
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I have used these on several mods, as a step light and mounted higher as area light for night time hookups. LED low draw.
Superbrightleds.com- $6
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:05 AM   #12
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I would not want to cut that big a hole in the side of my trailer for a recessed light!! Pam had the situation where she already had the hole and was able to come up with a good solution to fill it. I've had to do that with both the teardrop and the Uhaul, as in "what can I do to fix the previous owners butcher job and make it look like it belongs there?"
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12 volt string lights.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:53 AM   #14
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It took a bit of work, but I added a portion of a 16' waterproof LED strip light just under the awning of my Escape 17. I used the remainder of the strip to make up a bunch of overhead cabinet lights. I purchased the strip from Bulb America, but they are now available for less on ebay. The strip can be cut between every 3 LEDs and wired to a 12V supply.
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