Lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting, Interior and Exterior' started by JJCT, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. JJCT

    JJCT New Member

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    Hi My husband and I just started camping with our new pop up. We have all the necessities we think we need except for adequate exterior lighting. Does anyone have any ideas ? My husband wants to hook up something permanent thru the electrical system. Thanks
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    What do you want to light?
     
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    JJCT New Member

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    Want to hook up a small light to the outside of camper thru a 110 volt outlet inside camper
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Just remember, lights bring bugs!
     
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    We converted our exterior light to LED and it's enough to light our 8x10' exterior mat. For the picnic table, we use a Coleman LED lantern, been using it for 3 years and still haven't had to replace the batteries:
    https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Twin-LED-Lantern/dp/B07BWFX193

    When connected to shore power, we'll also run some LED edison string lights around the awning
     
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    JJCT New Member

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    Very True...
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    I don’t understand why you don’t just plug in a light. Does your pup have an outside outlet?
     
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    No outside outlets. Want to run the wire from an inside outlet thru the outside wall and mount a light
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    So what’s preventing you doing that?
     
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    Having a tough time finding a low profile outside light 120v
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    I haven't put it on yet, as the weather or time never cooperated. I bought a multicolor LED light strip. I was going to put under the awning and fish it through a hole in the canvas where the canvas meets the roof. From there I could easily hook an extension cord to an electrical outlet. The only problem is I can't use it off grid. The multi color LEDs allow me to switch it from white to another color if I don't need the white light.
     
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    That would def work but would rather have the cord hidden which is possible . Some work but would be a permanent solution. Just can’t locate a light with the 120v
     
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    If your staying at ellectric places, just run a cord under the pup from the pedistal. Easier then hard wiring it. Or just install a plug on the outside of the pup for lights. That way you can plug in other stuff also.
     
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    You're camping. These will provide all the light you need.
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