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Old 04-13-2004, 10:16 PM   #15
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An update.

The new light is in under the front storage bins, and the new 30 watt fixture for the ceiling should be in on Friday. The 15 watt fluorescent under the bins absolutely washes out the airline style lamps in the corners above the couch. It provides plenty of reading light.

I would like to find something in a halogen eyeball spot to put in the corners. To date I know of no source.

Note: The light in the ceiling at the center top is a temporary expedient until the 30 watt unit arrives. I had to have something to see by.

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Old 04-13-2004, 10:22 PM   #16
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Check out this source for 12 Volt lights. Lots to choose from

http://www.swego.com
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sailersams.com also www.outwater.com around page 500 in their cataloge. tincanluv might want to check out the latter for adhesive plastic backed metal embossed sheets. s. suz
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Old 04-14-2004, 12:08 AM   #18
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Turned out to be www.sailorsams.com. Thanks for the lead. I had Swego bookmarked and had forgotten. There are a couple of possibles there.

The difference with all the new fluorescents is startling. The old lights are undervolted at 12v, and cast a very yellow light. The fluorescents are a cold light, but everything is a more natural color, and are so much brighter!

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sorry for missing the www part. I was very tired last night but I wanted you to know about that source, since they have the halogen eyeball spotlight. s suz
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sorry for missing the www part.
Most browsers will assume the "www" tag. The problem was "sailor", not "sailer". Actually that was not really a problem - I figured it out.

Thanks,

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: ) : ) : 0 well that's an indication of how tired I was!!! both times... glad you figured it out without my help! silver suz
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Old 04-18-2004, 07:53 PM   #22
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AND THERE WAS LIGHT!

I'll not post the photo here again (see http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=10640 if interested), but I got all the light I need and want as follows:

One 16 watt recessed ceiling fluorescent for the bedroom, another for the hall (photos above), one 30 watt surface mount fluorescent for the lounge area in the ceiling between the vent and the a/c; and one 15 watt surface mount under the bins above the couch in the front.

All lights were direct replacements of incadescents, except the one above the couch.

I removed over 100 watts of dim, yellow lights, and installed 75 watts of bright, white light. I now have light to see by, read by, eat by, change clothes by, and ... uh, and so forth. There is still one pair of incadescents over the galley counter, and two pairs in the bath, but other than being inefficient, they are not a problem. I may deal with them later, but they are not really an issue.

Anyone plagued with the old, ineffecient, ineffective incadescent lights which were installed in Airstreams for decades should really consider this conversion. Seldom has so little accomplished so much.

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