Originally Posted by Chickadee
Roger & Eileen:
G'morning. Say, we didn't get to the SuperShow this year but have been there a few times in the past. I'm kind of interested in that Security Motion Light you mentioned and was wondering if it's something that replaces your "porch light" or does it need to be wired and mounted separately??
I got what they call a "Smart Light 1000" made by Star Lights Inc.
It is a motion sensing light that remains off until it senses someone coming
within range. You can check on the light by just doing a search for smart light 1000. Or go to: http://www.starlightsinc.com
Prices vary widely, so make sure you shop around. ($52 at the show)
On our motor home the porch light is located mid-coach and is much larger than the Smart Light. So It was not a direct replacement for the light that came with the coach. If you have a small rectangle light near your entrance door, it would be a direct replacement.
So I installed it over the window just forward of the entrance door. Had to do some measuring and bore some holes, but it worked out. I obtained power from a lamp below the cabinet that is above that same window on the inside. That particular light is controlled by a switch at the entrance steps and is the only light on that circut. At least near as I can tell.
Very easy to get to the wiring and over-all it was an easy install. I covered the wiring inside the cabinet with a strip from Lowes made for that purpose. Looks like it came from the factory that way.
Now when we return to the coach and it is dark out the light will come on automatically as we walk up to the door.