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Old 04-15-2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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Would like your input on what kind of lighting to put in my rear wardrobe closet, that will come on when I open the doors. Don't want anything that has to be hard wired. Thanks for your ideas.
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a handheld flashlight, just push the on button as you open the door.
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I'd suggest one of the " Stick on " type fixtures that Home Depot / Lowes sells. Might be able to get one with a motion sensor which would active when door opened ?
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Would like your input on what kind of lighting to put in my rear wardrobe closet, that will come on when I open the doors. Don't want anything that has to be hard wired. Thanks for your ideas.
I installed one of these LED light bars in my DW's pantry. Very bright and it has a small push button remote that you can mount on the door frame.

Hampton Bay 8-LED Bar Night Light with Remote-LPL1014WRCTHD - The Home Depot
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I have two battery operated LED motion activated lights in my basement stairwell at my house in case the electricity goes out and I need to get to breaker box in basement. Lots of light and batteries last a long time.
Do an internet search for 'battery LED motion Light' and you will find several to choose from.
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a handheld flashlight, just push the on button as you open the door.
Works everytime ,,,,,,,Thanks ,,,,, Have a great day
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Wow,
Not sure I've ever seen a closet, in any motor home that wasn't already setup with a closet light. We've had four different coaches and, all the closets were already equipped with closet lighting. But, if yours didn't come with it, well then, I can surely see (or not see) your point about trying a less painful remedy than hardwiring one in.

Depending on how hard things would be to do such a project, I might take a look at thinking about hard wiring one. But, one thing that has not been mentioned in the use of "motion" controlled lighting is, if those clothes move at all when you're driving/stopping/cornering etc. it may be enough to trigger the light in the closet which, might just run the battery down that powers them up.

In that case, you might not have any light when you actually open the doors to it. Now, would or could this happen, heck, I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud.
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They make several lamps like the "Smart Lamp" a Traditional shaped lamp bulb (like an old 60 Watt) but with LED guts and a battery base) pull the chain to light.

The LIGHT ANGEL is a battery operated MOTION detector light. Theory has it it will go dark a minute after you close the door.
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Lowes sells a battery operated light about $12

Runs on standard 4 AA batts, comes with magnetic mount so you
can remove and carry around.

What I liked most about it is it shuts off after 30 mins
to save batts.
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