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Old 12-06-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
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In addition to our Class C we own a cabin in the mountains. The cabin has no power. We light the place at night primarily using kerosene lanterns which work great and provide that rustic feeling. I would like to put up a few battery powered lights as well. For example on light in the bathroom would be nice for the midnight bathroom call. Can anyone recommend some quality battery lights that I can mount similar to most 12v lights found in RVs?

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Old 12-06-2006, 09:00 AM   #2
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In addition to our Class C we own a cabin in the mountains. The cabin has no power. We light the place at night primarily using kerosene lanterns which work great and provide that rustic feeling. I would like to put up a few battery powered lights as well. For example on light in the bathroom would be nice for the midnight bathroom call. Can anyone recommend some quality battery lights that I can mount similar to most 12v lights found in RVs?

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Old 12-06-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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Scott, you need to define your "plan" a little better and tell us what you want to do...
Do you want to use deep cycle batteries in the cabin to power 12vdc lights? -And charge those batteries with a charger plugged into your coach while the coach generator is running?
Are you considering putting 12vdc power into several cabin rooms or locations (i.e. - "wiring the place"?)

I'd look at LED lights because they use very little power.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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Any RV dealer should have an assortment of "the lights used in RVs". So do larger boat dealers the West Marine and BoatUS catalogs & websites. Also Camping World and other online Rv suppliers.

Lots of choices of type (flourescent or incandescent) and wattage (amount of light). A single 12V battery wll supply modest needs, but your desire for lighting and other electrical convenineces usually grows quickly.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:02 PM   #5
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Scott,

Take a look at some of the products from Thin-Lite.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:37 PM   #6
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By battery operated I am referring to standard batteries such as Duracell. I am not looking to wire up a 12v system there. At least not yet. I have seen push lights, but they seem very cheap. I'd like something with a retangular.

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Old 12-06-2006, 10:10 PM   #7
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I THINK THIS IS A FAIRLY NEW ITEM

I highly suggest that you take a look in your local Wal-Mart where the Night Lights are stocked for the round front push-on LED battery light. It has 3 bright white LED's that are suprisingly bright, bright enough to easily read a magazine with the light being 5 or 6 foot away, will beat the heck out of that kerosene lantern for your cabin bathroom. We use one of these LED lights in our RV clothes closet. The light has a timer that can be easily set to turn off automatically in 1 to 5 minutes or you can select manual off.

The fixture, frame and all, is 5-1/2" in diameter, on a display card 7x11", brand name is GARRITY with wording "3LED Touch 'n Lite". It has 4-AA Duracell included ...price tag $7.97 in our store.

If you (or anyone else) gets one, let us know what you think.

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I would highly recommend the LED lights as they are extremely lower on power consumption. Batteries will last nearly forever compared to anything else.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Rich & Zara:
I THINK THIS IS A FAIRLY NEW ITEM

will beat the heck out of that kerosene lantern

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I have always been partial to the Alladin kerosene lamp.

http://www.aladdinlamps.com/store/aboutus.asp

Produces about the same amount of light as a 100 watt incandesent lamp. Yes the little LCD's are safer but they just don't have the charm of the Alladin which can also help suppliment the heating system this time of year keeping one a bit more cozy while reading.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:34 AM   #10
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Ok Scott... look here:
Camping World LED lights
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I think THIS is the light Rich found at WM. Looks interesting.
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You might want to consider the use of a deep cycle battery and Solar charging. That would allow for a very wide range of lighting options including rope lighting.
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