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Re: Lighting

Postby Sparksalot » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:16 am

Ymmv. At 50% usability your battery is likely shot.

I’m also not running a drill.
You don't know the power of the Dork Side.

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Re: Lighting

Postby Modstock » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:10 pm

Thanks guy's . I'll be doing some measuring and try to fit the biggest possible in this box for my minimalist electrical system.
Found some LED strips that I can turn on/off 4 different zones.
Also at work, I had to tear down a old crown vic police car and found something they use to add more accessories without drawing more power. It came with 3 cigarette outlets . Once I dig it out and research what exactly it does.

Right now I made cabinets where just a shelf was and gotta repaint the inside.

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Re: Lighting

Postby rivernstream » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:16 pm

Wireless/rechargeable LED lamps have come a long way. This is what I'm using for my galley lighting, no reason they couldn't be deployed inside. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06 ... UTF8&psc=1

So far they seem to be working great. I recharge when I get back home. On a longer trip just plug into my usb port.
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Re: Lighting

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:04 pm

rivernstream wrote:Wireless/rechargeable LED lamps have come a long way. This is what I'm using for my galley lighting, no reason they couldn't be deployed inside. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06 ... UTF8&psc=1

So far they seem to be working great. I recharge when I get back home. On a longer trip just plug into my usb port.


Those look cool. Let us know about battery lifetime, please.

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Re: Lighting

Postby Modstock » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:17 pm

One more question.
Am I able to charge these types of batteries with a normal like car charger on 2 amp ?

And what about tow vehicle charging ???
I still need to run a charging wire from my XJ jeep.

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Re: Lighting

Postby Sparksalot » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:00 am

For the SLA batteries in 2-7 Ah range, I use a small automotive type charger. It does 1.5 amps IIRC.
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Re: Lighting

Postby Shep505 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:10 am

John61CT wrote:The bottle lamps pictured there are different from thos described by your text right?


Look up to the ceiling and you will see the lights he is talking about
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Re: Lighting

Postby John61CT » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Ah I see thanks
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Re: Lighting

Postby Modstock » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:06 pm

I measured my tongue box and have a height of 5.5" . I still need to find a battery that'll fit. Until then.....
I was looking for some sort of swamp cooler since I've killed my 3rd ac unit (vibrations break the ac lines).

I found this little 12v swamp cooler that uses a computer fan. It was cheap and we'll see how it goes. If not then maybe I can modify OR build my own.

Reviews I take with a grain of salt cause some people just dont get how things work mechanically.
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Re: Lighting

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:30 am

Modstock wrote:I measured my tongue box and have a height of 5.5" . I still need to find a battery that'll fit. Until then.....
I was looking for some sort of swamp cooler since I've killed my 3rd ac unit (vibrations break the ac lines).

I found this little 12v swamp cooler that uses a computer fan. It was cheap and we'll see how it goes. If not then maybe I can modify OR build my own.

Reviews I take with a grain of salt cause some people just dont get how things work mechanically.
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And you are aware of course that evaporative (swamp) coolers work well only when the humidity is below about 30-40%. I.e., in the desert.
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Re: Lighting

Postby Modstock » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 am

Yes. The majority of my camping is desert.

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Re: Lighting

Postby pralfred » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:59 pm

Esteban wrote:marinebeam.com/interior-led-lighting has a very good selection of LED light fixtures to choose from. Several fixtures have built-in dimmer switches. Some interior lights can be switched from white light to red (or green or blue) light to help protect your night vision.

I bought two Marinebeam reading lights with touch dimming for the sleeping cabin...


I just looked up marinebeam.com and I really like this reading lamp! It fits the style I'm going for much better than the automotive curtesy lights I was going to use. Thanks!

I love the look of this one!
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Re: Lighting

Postby Gladtobehere » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:46 am

For inside my camper there are two original dome style with LED bulbs in the sockets. I added battery powered motion sensor lights and regular LED flashlights for additional convienience. I figured that replacing AA and AAA batteries on a seasonal basis was easier than trying to wire anything permanent. It also makes it easy to upgrade when something new comes along.
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Re: Lighting

Postby Modstock » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:03 pm

I have thought about this. Amazing how long those lil HF puck lights last when used very little.
Maybe only needing a battery to run a computer fan OR my lil swamp cooler when it's super hot.

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