I have three LED flood lights
on the sides and back. They light the area around my camper really well, perhaps too well. I'd like to add a flood on the last side (front) also. However, something more subdued would be nicer.
I really like these LED light strips. They pull more power than I'd like though.
I installed two 30 ma lights
as night lights inside but drilling a 5/8" hole and screwing them in. These are pretty bright but I suspect they pull more power than the rating. Any low power LED would work. Something with a surface mount angled outwards might work better.
While sailing to Hawaii in 1997 I discovered the back-light to my watch was enough light to move around inside the boat at night. It would stay on for 15 seconds or so--enough time to do a quick task like pull on my boots. I ran the battery
out after a week or so. Still, I used very little power to get dressed for my night watch. The human eye works very well in low light situations.
Brighter light would keep the critters away--both, four and two legged.
It is a miracle that LED lights
work so well with such little power. I want to change out all the lighting
on my boat to LED for the energy savings. My spreader lights mounted on the mast draw so much power I can hardly use th and if I forget they draw my battery
bank down low quickly. With LEDs I could leave them on all night with no concerns.
The same applies to exterior lights on a camper. I leave one or two on my camper on for hours so I can see when I return on dark nights without any worry about my batteries.