For the past week or so I've been slowly working on additional lighting for the living room. Here is what I picked up at Home Depot:
I put the ropes lights up on the top edge of the upper cabinets so they would reflect a bit off the ceiling. I wired in switches for these lights which are located in the angled front part of the cabinets. This way I can turn on the passanger side rope right when I walk into the bus and not have to find my way through the dark bus to find a switch.
The rope lights are incandescent, but are very dim and don't generate any heat. They actually create more light than it appears in the picture; my camera just couldn't capture the actual lighting condition. They will be perfect for when the kids are asleep in the bunk room and my wife and I are watching a movie in the living room (using our ear phones of course) and want to have enough light to move around and to soften the glare of the computer screen in the dark.
I also mounted fluorescent task lights over the dining booth table and center of the couch. These will be used for reading and whatever else we might be doing in that space. These lights have built in switches so I just hard-wired them in to the circuit.
Sorry about the mess in there. I cleaned up AFTER
taking the pictures. D'oh!