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Old 09-16-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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Curbside outdoor light

I think I need to replace the bulb on the outside light. It's quite a climb for these old bones so I'm hoping someone has an easy fix. What bit does it take and what bulb? Maybe I can do this by only climbing up and down 2 or 3 times. Any and all help will be most appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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I don't have your RV, but on my unit no tools are required.
Plastic lenses is a press fit. Squeeze it top & bottom to remove.
Might consider LED replacement, might never have to do it again.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:47 PM   #3
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You will need a Phillips Screwdriver and an 1156 or equivalent led bulb to replace the burned out bulb. Good luck.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:30 PM   #4
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Yep, Phillips #2. Mine came with a 1295 bulb, which is about 3 amps versus the 1156, which is around 2.1 amps. Same bayonet base, so either will fit. The 1295 bulbs have a relatively short lifespan, so if you don't want to do it again soon, use the 1156 and put up with a little less light.

I switched mine to LED, with less power, longer life, and much more light.

As a warning, there is a gasket behind the plastic lens. On mine it pretty much fell apart when I removed the lens. I made a new one out of a sheet of neoprene rubber from ACE. I traced the lens, and cut it with scissors. And used an ice pick for the screw holes.
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Old 09-16-2015, 09:09 PM   #5
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I too replaced mine with an LED bulb, which is supposed to last longer. When I removed the lens cover, the foam gasket between the lens and base fell apart. The scare lights are from Gustafson Lights and I was able to order a gasket from a local RV store.
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1156 bulb here. Changed to LED. No tools needed to open up the light. YMMV.
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FWIW ... I've used some weatherstripping type tape with adhesive on one side. You just need to but the "seam" on the bottom to prevent any water seepage. Did it years ago and still working fine.
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Chris, I replaced both exterior lifgts with new units from a Quartzsite vendor. The kits came with a new lens of a different material doesn't discolor, gaskets, and a bayonet-type LED's. After five years both are working as advertised and put out much brighter light. The units are direct replacements and install very easily. I'll check through my records and see if I have the vendor's information and will let you know what I find.
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Chris, all I could find on the lights is they are made by Star Lights, Inc, (Chinese of course) and are sold by many vendors on the internet, including Amazon. Prices range from $30.00 to $60.00+. Amazon has a good selection of Star Lights and other brands. Star Lights offers their bayonet direct replacement "Revolution" LED bulbs in a wide choice of brightness. They also have motion detection models of their exterior scare lights.
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Done Deal::!!! I made it up the ladder 3 times and replaced the bulb and the gasket was ok. I was able to to do this just before I was able to read all your posts. Thanks everyone.
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