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Old 08-06-2018, 02:37 PM   #1
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Floor Lights

My motorhome had those small rectangular floor lights in the galley area, both bathrooms, and the bedroom. They all burned out and needed replacement. I could not bring myself to spend $24.00 each on those lights. For the galley, I bought a reel of bright white LEDs from Ebay for $6.00, and installed under the cabinets. Now what to do about the other three? We were at Home Depot the other day. They just began selling these low voltage (12 volt) LED step lights. $14.27 per light and they're metal. Bought one to see how they will work. It was perfect.

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My motorhome had those small rectangular floor lights in the galley area, both bathrooms, and the bedroom. They all burned out and needed replacement. I could not bring myself to spend $24.00 each on those lights. For the galley, I bought a reel of bright white LEDs from Ebay for $6.00, and installed under the cabinets. Now what to do about the other three? We were at Home Depot the other day. They just began selling these low voltage (12 volt) LED step lights. $14.27 per light and they're metal. Bought one to see how they will work. It was perfect.

Sometimes thinking outside the box works.
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Yep, been thinking "outside the box" for decades and it's always paid off. I had the same kind of issue with our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP. The Isle lights were burning out which were the Festoon bulbs and those get quite hot. So, I came up with using LED strip lights. I purchased a 16' section of cool white 5630 LED strip lights and just cut them into sections that would fit. I wired them to the regular switch that was/is used for them anyway. When done, I had way better light and waaaaaay less heat. Can't beat that with a stick.
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Yep, been thinking "outside the box" for decades and it's always paid off. I had the same kind of issue with our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP. The Isle lights were burning out which were the Festoon bulbs and those get quite hot. So, I came up with using LED strip lights. I purchased a 16' section of cool white 5630 LED strip lights and just cut them into sections that would fit. I wired them to the regular switch that was/is used for them anyway. When done, I had way better light and waaaaaay less heat. Can't beat that with a stick.
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