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Old 09-09-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever changed out the lighting fixtures in their rig's bedroom?

Our Jayco has two VERY bright overhead lights...right over the pillows on the bed....and it's really hard on the eyes to read beneath that kind of lighting.

We've talked about taking those lights off (they are the standard RV rectangular ceiling lights) and replacing them with small, positionable spots. A friend of ours has small wood (or faux wood) spots over their bed and they look really nice but I can't find a source for them anywhere....does anyone have a good on-line source for this type of light?

If you've done a light-swap-out mod in your rig's bedroom, I'd love to see a photo of it. You could email it to us at: thebeans@comcast.net.

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Has anyone ever changed out the lighting fixtures in their rig's bedroom?

Our Jayco has two VERY bright overhead lights...right over the pillows on the bed....and it's really hard on the eyes to read beneath that kind of lighting.

We've talked about taking those lights off (they are the standard RV rectangular ceiling lights) and replacing them with small, positionable spots. A friend of ours has small wood (or faux wood) spots over their bed and they look really nice but I can't find a source for them anywhere....does anyone have a good on-line source for this type of light?

If you've done a light-swap-out mod in your rig's bedroom, I'd love to see a photo of it. You could email it to us at: thebeans@comcast.net.

Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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I did that on our trailer.
It sure is better, don't know why man. don't
install when they build.
I found mine at an rv/trailer salvage outfit.
Try looking in jc whitney catalog or online.
They have some that might work
Or if you have a truck and van accessory business in you area they might also.
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Here are two cheap fixes we've done:
1) Remove one of the two bulbs (if it's a two-bulb fixture)
2) Put some colored paper or gel inside of the fixture. You should first make sure the bulb won't get too hot and start a fire.

To cover an opening, try getting one of the deck post toppers at the local hardware store. You can stain or paint the wood to match the trailer's interior.

Good Luck!

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Old 09-12-2005, 02:39 PM   #5
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Progressive Dynamics makes some attractive "bullet" lights, some with wood-grain appearance. They are at http://progressivedyn.com. Check under 12V lighting.

You can probably get them through any RV supply store or dealer.

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Put lower wattage bulbs in. Like 4w lights from Home Depot. Look in the lawn lighting section. They have 7W bulbs too - and in different colors.
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