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Old 06-11-2024, 09:36 PM   #1
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What type of interior lights can I use?

Hello,

I want to start replacement some of the old ugly interior lights inside my 2003 16' Scamp. My question is regarding the lights in the photos below. I know these run on 12V so the logic is to replace them with other 12V lamps. However, we (my wife) cannot find any she aesthetically likes that's available in 12V only (120V). What are my options? is there a way to make a 120V lamp work on 12V or am I limited to 12V lamp options?
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Old 06-11-2024, 11:35 PM   #2
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Companies that sell solar/off grid equipment carry bulbs that look like 110 but operate on 12 volts.
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Old 06-12-2024, 11:53 AM   #3
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Only 12-volt lights should be used because the Scamp trailer electrical light system is exclusively designed for 12 volts.

I am assuming that you will want to go with LED lighting. If so, Amazon has a good selection of 12 volts, as does Ebay, and other RV suppliers. I have replaced all of the lights with and since LED have such a low draw, I had installed a few extra fixtures to provide more light coverage.

With the LED fixtures, they stay cool, and you can get a variety to temperatures, and some have dimmers built in.

Good luck on finding your ideal lighting.
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Old 06-12-2024, 03:12 PM   #4
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Look for 12 volt LED RV lamps on Amazon. I bought the ones I put in FrankenScamp off eBay and Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+lamp&_sacat=0
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Old 06-20-2024, 05:50 AM   #5
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My go to place for RV stuff like this is Amazon. I can either drive all over town and if I am lucky, find one choice. Or I can save the gas, time and money and find hundreds of choices on Amazon. I’ve bought a lot of LED RV lights there. I am always a fan of getting a complete fixture, not just replacement bulbs.
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Old 07-08-2024, 06:29 AM   #6
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Does anyone know where I can find lights like these that are hardwired? I want to replace the puck-style lights originally on my '78 13' Scamp upper kitchen cabinet with them.
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Does anyone know where I can find lights like these that are hardwired? I want to replace the puck-style lights originally on my '78 13' Scamp upper kitchen cabinet with them.
https://www.campingworld.com/inside-rv/indoor-lighting

and many other sites. My personal preference is to find 'warm white' LED lights, rather than 'cool white' as the cool ones are too bluish.
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Personally, I wouldn't buy squat from Camping World. Most over-priced place out there that you could go to, or buy from, for anything camping/RV related. You can find it all cheaper anywhere else.
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yeah, I probably should have found a better link... but they had more stuff on the same page than the 2-3 others I looked at.
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Thanks, John, for the advice and link. I also like warmer lighting. I'm glad to know that's an option.
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Thanks, John, for the advice and link. I also like warmer lighting. I'm glad to know that's an option.
I tend to like LEDs around 4000-4500 K. 5000K is 'natural white', its OK too. anything higher starts to get bluish, anything lower tends to be too orange.
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