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Old 05-06-2017, 09:09 AM   #1
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Cute LED 'night light'

Found these at Walgreens. $6 each or 2 for $10.

It's a stick on LED lighting solution for closets or whatever application. You can hang it on a nail or use Velcro dots. Obviously what makes clever is it looks like a light switch.

I stuck one right by the entry door of the 5th wheel. Solves the problem that when entering the trailer there are no light switches within reach until you climb the steps and fumble around inside in the dark. Also is independent of shore power or 12 volts.

Cute. Looks like it was meant to be there.

It has but one problem - it's quite bright, and if you are looking at it when you turn it on (which of course we are inclined to do, right?) you're gonna get a face full of very bright light.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:49 AM   #2
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Radio, we have the same problem. Either we leave on a kitchen under counter light or try and find the light with the button in the center near the door that is on the ceiling. Allready eliminated using the light in the ceiling because it's hard to find in the dark and I don't want a million handprints from near misses. I am thinking of mounting one like you did. Are the batteries replaceable ? Jay
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We've got several places around here that have them for $2 each.
I bought several and have them stuck anywhere I need a little extra light. The ones I got have replaceable batteries.
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Radio, we have the same problem. Either we leave on a kitchen under counter light or try and find the light with the button in the center near the door that is on the ceiling. Allready eliminated using the light in the ceiling because it's hard to find in the dark and I don't want a million handprints from near misses. I am thinking of mounting one like you did. Are the batteries replaceable ? Jay
It takes 4 each AAA sized batteries. You get your first set of cheap no-name batteries with it. I used Velcro dots to stick it to the wall. It came with Velcro, but I thought it needed more to stick to a moving, bouncing vibrating wall.

Makes plenty of light, even if there's no power (at all) to the trailer.

I don't plan on leaving it on when leaving the trailer. Just enough light when entering to get safely inside and find the real switch (without falling over something.)
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I have seen these, great idea of putting at the door. I may also put one in the bathroom so I don't have to turn on the overhead light.

I'd like to know where they can be found for $2 each!!!
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I have seen these, great idea of putting at the door. I may also put one in the bathroom so I don't have to turn on the overhead light.

I'd like to know where they can be found for $2 each!!!
Rural King and our loca Mega Discount both had them for $2.
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I didn't catch a brand name. They come 12 or so in a "display case" where they stand up in Styrofoam. They aren't even wrapped or in a box.

They may not even have a brand name.
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There's always amazon...

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Opera...t+switch+light

You get two here. Walgreens you get one each and has batteries in it.
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I got 6 of those lights from Menards during the winter and plan on using one as many others have, right inside the door where there is no light and no switch handy when it is dark. I am also going to put several in the wardrobe in my TT as it is pretty dark in there. I tend to use rechargeable batteries whenever possible and will be interested to see how they work. Lots of LEDs in these lights!
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Found these at Walgreens. $6 each or 2 for $10.

It's a stick on LED lighting solution for closets or whatever application. You can hang it on a nail or use Velcro dots. Obviously what makes clever is it looks like a light switch.

I stuck one right by the entry door of the 5th wheel. Solves the problem that when entering the trailer there are no light switches within reach until you climb the steps and fumble around inside in the dark. Also is independent of shore power or 12 volts.

Cute. Looks like it was meant to be there.

It has but one problem - it's quite bright, and if you are looking at it when you turn it on (which of course we are inclined to do, right?) you're gonna get a face full of very bright light.
I have one that's very similar, but instead of those strip LEDs, it has regular LEDs inside, and the cover with the switch is translucent like a normal dome light. So it's not as blinding. It's more like this one, than like yours:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/8-LED-Pee...oset/153304805

Walmart want's over $8 for this, but I think I got mine for about $3 at the local convenience store. I've seen them around at K-marts, Target's, and Walmarts at various prices, but usually with a bunch of them stuck into a foam holder that holds them upright, not in "package" like this WM version.

I've never actually seen one like you have. I think your's would be better for storage compartments.
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I used strip LED on a remote key fob that is also dim-able!
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night lights

what size battery please?
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Found these at Walgreens. $6 each or 2 for $10.

It's a stick on LED lighting solution for closets or whatever application. You can hang it on a nail or use Velcro dots. Obviously what makes clever is it looks like a light switch.

I stuck one right by the entry door of the 5th wheel. Solves the problem that when entering the trailer there are no light switches within reach until you climb the steps and fumble around inside in the dark. Also is independent of shore power or 12 volts.

Cute. Looks like it was meant to be there.

It has but one problem - it's quite bright, and if you are looking at it when you turn it on (which of course we are inclined to do, right?) you're gonna get a face full of very bright light.
I'm going broke spending money on ALL these Great Ideas!
Gotta have one - the New camper we got has an Island and I use that for my baking/cooking supplies and SNACKS... but it's dark in there... Might have to get 1 but might as well get two... since it does save me $2....

Thanks for sharing....
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I have one that's very similar, but instead of those strip LEDs, it has regular LEDs inside, and the cover with the switch is translucent like a normal dome light. So it's not as blinding. It's more like this one, than like yours:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/8-LED-Pee...oset/153304805

Walmart want's over $8 for this, but I think I got mine for about $3 at the local convenience store. I've seen them around at K-marts, Target's, and Walmarts at various prices, but usually with a bunch of them stuck into a foam holder that holds them upright, not in "package" like this WM version.

I've never actually seen one like you have. I think your's would be better for storage compartments.
Got my Mini Lite out of storage yesterday. Here's my light; it's not as blinding. But there's no manufacturer info on it, at least not on the outside. It uses 2 AA's in one battery compartment and 1 AA in the other.
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I've got one just like OP that is on the hall wall and basement ceiling going down the stairs in my house for power outages. I've got one just about like it with 4 light strips and magnets on the back in my metal storage shed at my campsite. They all work great.
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What a bright idea. I'm sold!
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Found these at Walgreens. $6 each or 2 for $10.

It's a stick on LED lighting solution for closets or whatever application. You can hang it on a nail or use Velcro dots. Obviously what makes clever is it looks like a light switch.

I stuck one right by the entry door of the 5th wheel. Solves the problem that when entering the trailer there are no light switches within reach until you climb the steps and fumble around inside in the dark. Also is independent of shore power or 12 volts.

Cute. Looks like it was meant to be there.

It has but one problem - it's quite bright, and if you are looking at it when you turn it on (which of course we are inclined to do, right?) you're gonna get a face full of very bright light.
I found one just like this, but with TWO LED strips on each side. Really bright! $11 at the Iowa-80 Worlds Largest Truck Stop.
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Think I'll get 1 of these to put in our outside camp kitchen....
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