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Old 02-28-2015, 06:56 AM   #1
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Need specific task lighting suggestions

Occasionally we camp off the grid so LED bulbs are high on my list.
Our trailer has tulip shaped light fixture over the table. The bulbs are the
flat base but they are oriented base up- tip down.
I'm looking for LEDs that shine out the end rather than all around the sides and end.
Suggestions?? We'd like to sit at the table to read at times and focused
LED is what I'd like to try.

Also- looking for some sort of wall mountable light fixture for reading
in bed. We have closet walls next to the sides of head of our bed. Looking
for something to mount on those side walls that we can read by.

Finally- wondering about reading while in a recliner-- totally no idea--
floor lamp?? Wall lamp?? Not ceiling fixture as that's too far away from
our lap when sitting in the chair. ANY suggestions appreciated!!

All would need to be 12v and able to upgrade to LED.

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Old 02-28-2015, 09:25 AM   #2
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Posts: 743 should have the bulbs you are after if they are what I'm thinking. Not the best light though from them in that configuration. How about a fixture swap?

I would get yourself a nice 12VDC incandescent reading light of the style you prefer and then get a replacement LED from LED Retrofit Lights for RV Reading Lamps. Reason being is that EVERY LED reading light I've seen to date for RV use has been junk. They might be out there, but I haven't found them. We had great reading lights in our prior camper, and boon-docked a lot and I was very please with the M4 conversions.

As for a reading lamp while sitting, is a battery powered LED book light out of the question? DW always preferred that, and she has a nice one.

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Old 02-28-2015, 10:13 AM   #3
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These worked on my light over the dinette. I had to use a cane tip to get the original bulbs out.
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Old 02-28-2015, 02:46 PM   #4
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Ever try a flexible battery powers book light. My wife use to use one, plan b. Get an iPad that's what TLW reads from now.
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:07 PM   #5
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I replaced the pancake fixture over the sink area in my old CrossRoads with two of these: 3" Round Dome Light LED Fixture - 30 LEDs. I spaced the lights about 18" apart and I mounted a DC rated toggle switch on a blank plate and placed it over the hole wire the original wire fed the old fixture. The difference in light was incredible with much less power draw.
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