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Old 12-19-2011, 12:45 AM   #11
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Thanks Redbear. Based on what you said, plus what minuscule amount that I already knew and current prices... I think I will stick with track lights from Home Depot (I can buy extra matching fixtures) and use a fluorescent screw in bulb along with a few of the fluorescent light fixtures that use those skinny tube lights the thickness of your little finger. If I decide to spring for the cost, I can still use a screw in LED bulb in the track light fixtures. Or just try one (some lights give me a headache to read by).

Back when we had our popup, we used a modular track light with a single mono-point canopy fixture... one at each end of the popup. Worked great. We had to remove the light fixture itself when we popped down, but that was no problem. And they held up well during the 18 years we had the popup. Worked great with the spiral fluorescent light bulbs (the ones that look like an ice cream cone).
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:00 AM   #12
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I bought some waterproof led lights, 15' flexible strip for like $9. they are great, cuttable every 3 lights. They will have tons of uses in the bus, glad to see this post....
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a tacky 80's alternative from the shaggin waggon days is the rope light mod. now they do have led rope lights now to! but im sure they are 110v
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #14
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a tacky 80's alternative from the shaggin waggon days is the rope light mod. now they do have led rope lights now to! but im sure they are 110v

Outwater has 12vDC but it would probably work out cheaper to pick up a cheap inverter and regular 110vAC light ropes.

I've been looking at DC & AC lights and have finally decided to go with a fluorescent thin tube and wire them into the little cheapie ($20 - $25) 750W inverter I bought back during the summer from Sam's Club. 6 X $19.87 ($101.82) beats 6 X $42.06 ($252.36) and that's only the lights we will use to replace the dome lights. I will still need more lights for under the galley upper cabinets & in the water closet (another 6 to 7 lights?) plus power the piezo ignition on the gas range (so that I can use the oven and still keep baking bread, cookies or pizza when the power goes out... my range has no pilot lights). I can power ALL my lights off the cheapie inverter (single 8 watt bulbs) and replacement costs per light is so much cheaper than the 12vDC units. I've thought about it and decided that would be best for us.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:30 AM   #15
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #16
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now you can buy remote control 12v led light bulbs from china that will change into many different colors. i think they are around 10 bucks on ebay. Just saw them last week, and am going to order a couple to test them out. i think they have the m16 base, but adaptors can be purchased easily for less than two bucks
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these are froulescents and work on shore power but they look great!
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Ha timbuk,,i use the ropelighting inside my bus,and it lights the inter real well and u can get them in low volts or 110 volts at home deport or lowes,,,i got mine as christmas lights one yr the same thing at lowes,,i got 8 boxs one yr at 50 cent a box after christmas sale,, and they are 10ft long. (look above the paddel and will see it )
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is that paddle for stirring drinks?
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is that paddle for stirring drinks?
... reminds me of cutting moonshine in a trash can....
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