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Old 05-11-2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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I just bought a 1973 Boler, I am in the process of upgrading the entire electrical system. I have already converted the tail lights and the marker lamps to LED fixtures. I would like to install a few nice LED interior lights as the trailer has no cabin lighting at all. There will be lights mounted above the sink and stove for sure but I was looking for ideas about types of lights and placement of the fixtures to brighten up the whole trailer. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-11-2010, 01:48 AM   #2
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Hey John, I just replaced my old lighting with an under the counter LED light from Lowes. It was a little pricey ($85.00), but has a dimmer on it ,and SO worth it. Good luck
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:55 AM   #3
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I found some cool little battery-operated LED lights that stick onto a magnet. They are motion sensitive, shut off automatically after one hour, and have two brightness levels. I use one as a "rover", moving it from magnet to magnet mounted directly to the fibreglass shell, or by two magnets, one on each side of the closet fiberglass.

Picture of two of these lights mounted in my....'73 Boler.

I found them at Totem Building Supplies in Calgary, in the impulse-buy bins. I'll try and find a package and get the brand name.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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Rachel: That looks really nice, does it run off of a 12 volt circuit or is it 110 volt?

Mike: If you could find the info for those style lights that would be awesome.

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Old 05-11-2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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I found some cool little battery-operated LED lights that stick onto a magnet. They are motion sensitive, shut off automatically after one hour, and have two brightness levels. I use one as a "rover", moving it from magnet to magnet mounted directly to the fibreglass shell, or by two magnets, one on each side of the closet fiberglass.

Picture of two of these lights mounted in my....'73 Boler.

I found them at Totem Building Supplies in Calgary, in the impulse-buy bins. I'll try and find a package and get the brand name.
I have these same lights.Got them at Canadian Tire.I love them.I use three under my kitchen cabinets.They give lots of light and the bonus factor is they shut off automatically if you forget to.I take them off the magnets when we travel and put them in the boler pouch as I found the they would somtime fall down over rough roads.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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Mike: If you could find the info for those style lights that would be awesome.

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How i could forget, I don't know. But here it is: The Overachieving Undercabinet Light. I think they were about 15$.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:56 PM   #7
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Hi John,

I converted my 12 volt to a 110 for the LED lighting. I found that there were more options for 110, and we usually camp where there are hookups. Excited to see what you get
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:33 AM   #8
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I would like to install a few nice LED interior lights as the trailer has no cabin lighting at all.

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John,

Here is a link to some LED Light Fixtures.

Some members (myself included) have used these and are really happy with them. I have two in the Kitchen area. The light is bright and warm. They are 12V but you need to install a switch. There are threads which show how. I built a fixture but some just drill a small hole and put in a micro switch, mounting the lamp directly to the wall.


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I have these same lights. I take them off the magnets when we travel and put them in the boler pouch as I found the they would somtime fall down over rough roads.
OK You got me with that one. What's a Boler Pouch?
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OK You got me with that one. What's a Boler Pouch?
Didn't you know that Bolers are Marsupials?
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:15 AM   #11
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Didn't you know that Bolers are Marsupials?
Hoppy to hear that!
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OK You got me with that one. What's a Boler Pouch?

LOL.Thats what we call them.I guess i just assumed most bolers had them.They are the leather pouches that some bolers have.There are three on our egg,one large one on the inside of the door,and one on either side of the closet.There great for storing all kinds of things.My little lights fit in the one on the closet wall and stay safe.

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This shows the pouch on the inside of the door.The other two are a bit smaller.

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Old 05-13-2010, 12:21 AM   #13
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I have the same little Sylvania battery lights in my Scamp and they are really cool. No wires, and you can move them around. I found them at Walmart. Because they use LEDs, the batteries last a long, long time.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:46 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the great ideas everyone, I will post pictures when I get everything set up.
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