12 v reading lights please!

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12 v reading lights please!

Postby oklahomajewel » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:44 pm

Help! I'm surfing but not finding anything but the make your own, or the $50 and up reading lights.

Can you tell me what you have used? Where you got them?

I have an overhead cabin light but thought it would be best to have some kind of directional reading type light up near the "headboard" actually, the overhead little shelf area , above the pillow/head area.

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Re: 12 v reading lights please!

Postby ssrjim » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:21 pm

oklahomajewel wrote:Help! I'm surfing but not finding anything but the make your own, or the $50 and up reading lights.

Can you tell me what you have used? Where you got them?

I have an overhead cabin light but thought it would be best to have some kind of directional reading type light up near the "headboard" actually, the overhead little shelf area , above the pillow/head area.

Thanks!

Julie


I picked this up at the local RV store (Al's RV) for 10.00. I have a double one in my other teardrop and I don't think it was much more:
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Postby madjack » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:41 pm

Julie, we used a similar light but it was a double...picked it up at the local RV parts place for 15bucks...works well...makes a pretty good heater is cold weather also....
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Postby oklahomajewel » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:45 pm

ssr... or jack.... are those adjustable? or 'directional' ?

I have Camping World and what they have looks dated and way too big.
I will check again at Mobile Mart, they have rv and mobile home supplies but I didn't see anything there before.

I checked ebay, and even west marine, etc... like for chart reading lights.

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The double version

Postby ssrjim » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:48 pm

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Postby ssrjim » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:50 pm

oklahomajewel wrote:ssr... or jack.... are those adjustable? or 'directional' ?

I have Camping World and what they have looks dated and way too big.
I will check again at Mobile Mart, they have rv and mobile home supplies but I didn't see anything there before.

I checked ebay, and even west marine, etc... like for chart reading lights.

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Postby madjack » Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:07 am

..hey ours swivell too...how 'bout that ;) ............................ 8)

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Postby Gage » Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:59 am

Julie, this is what I have. Got them on ebay for just a few bucks. They also swivell.

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Her's an ebay link for a set like what I got. With a 'Buy-it-Now' at $12.99.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy-Tahoe-GM-SUV-Van-Tan-Interior-Dome-Light_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33712QQihZ001QQitemZ110007145973QQrdZ1

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Postby dacrazyrn » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:03 am

I bought 2 map lights for this reason.
on Amazon
the Mobile Mart "company" on there has a ton of fun stuff also.
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Postby asianflava » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:12 am

I bought these from Radio Shack. I can't take credit because I saw them on someone else's trailer. I asked where he got them from.

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Postby Dee Bee » Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:34 am

I like the light from Radio Shack. You can aim the beam any way that is needed. The light is very directional so the reading light doesn't disturb the other person...

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Postby oklahomajewel » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:29 am

WOW ..... I knew you all were the best sources for this!!

I'll run over to my local Radio Shack and see about that one, but then I would have to put a 12v socket there to plug it into.

Or did you just modify it and wire it directly in and not have the socket to plug into?

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Postby Dee Bee » Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:03 pm

oklahomajewel wrote:WOW ..... I knew you all were the best sources for this!!

I'll run over to my local Radio Shack and see about that one, but then I would have to put a 12v socket there to plug it into.

Or did you just modify it and wire it directly in and not have the socket to plug into?

THANK YOU !!! :applause:


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Wireing a 12 v DC socket is simple, really.... I would install a couple of them, that way you can use the same light in various places. Woo Hoo!

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