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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hard to reach Ceiling Lights

Our new trailer has a light switch in the bathroom and one on the panel for the light over the peninsula. All the rest are turned on and off with the switch on the fixture itself.

I am only five foot and reaching the light over the bed is impossible unless I crawl up on the bed. Not convenient in the dark.

I know the ceiling is solid styrofoam insulation so don't imagine we can snake a line through that to install a switch on the wall. And running a line on the surface would look quite tacky so don't want to do that.

Any suggestions? I did look on Campers World for a remote switch of some sort but didn't find anything. Thanks....
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Don't know how this fits into your definition of tacky, but there's something callled wire mold. It's a surface mounted channel you run wire through. Here's a link:

Search Results for*Wire mold*at The Home Depot
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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Our new trailer has a light switch in the bathroom and one on the panel for the light over the peninsula. All the rest are turned on and off with the switch on the fixture itself.

I am only five foot and reaching the light over the bed is impossible unless I crawl up on the bed. Not convenient in the dark.

I know the ceiling is solid styrofoam insulation so don't imagine we can snake a line through that to install a switch on the wall. And running a line on the surface would look quite tacky so don't want to do that.

Any suggestions? I did look on Campers World for a remote switch of some sort but didn't find anything. Thanks....
Are you old enough to remember the "Clapper" ?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Here is a wireless solution for your bedroom light.

Transmitter: Decorative Transmitter - Toggle-Wide Button - Large Plate
$33.99

Receiver: Lightning Wire-In Receiver (Home Grade/12V) -- For Toggle + Off/On Functions
$33.99

I used this set for controling the bedroom light in our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS.
Very simple to install. You only have to remove the existing light fixture, hollow out a space for the receiver, wire light according to instructions, re-install the light fixture and locate the transmitter (switch) where ever you want it.

It is a little pricey, but it sure works good and eliminates trying to feed wires etc.
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Thanks - I like the transmitter idea. Pricey vs. convenience and safety. Likely worth the price.

And yes I do remember the clapper. Thought that was for plug in lights...
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Thanks - I like the transmitter idea. Pricey vs. convenience and safety. Likely worth the price.

And yes I do remember the clapper. Thought that was for plug in lights...
Yes you are correct on the clapper.
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Yes you are correct on the clapper.
Oops, I thought it was the one you had to treat with penicillin!

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Oops, I thought it was the one you had to treat with penicillin!

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Dave they were still advertising those only a few years back. What does that make us... teenagers?

BTW does "Senior Member" refer to a persons age or their knowledge and experience here on the forum???
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Yes!

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