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Old 02-15-2017, 01:47 PM   #15
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I like the modification. I put an LED bulb in mine which eliminates the heat build up. My original lens was partially melted when I got it.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:11 PM   #16
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I like the modification. I put an LED bulb in mine which eliminates the heat build up. My original lens was partially melted when I got it.
Yup, me too.

http://led4rv.com/index.php?main_pag...60tdtuo9thmii0

For those of us with original incandescent bulb.
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What is a scare light? And why do I need one?
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:08 PM   #18
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It's the outside patio light. Thanks all for the kind words about my inexpensive way to diffuse the light Here are some more photos.
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:10 PM   #19
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What is a scare light? And why do I need one?
Most ASes have them on the side of the trailer as built. See above pics. Why it's called a scare light is a matter of supposition....to scare intruders away? It's not much use for a work light as it is blaringly bright....to your neighbors, thus the "dog bowl" fix.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:56 PM   #20
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Most ASes have them on the side of the trailer as built. See above pics. Why it's called a scare light is a matter of supposition....to scare intruders away? It's not much use for a work light as it is blaringly bright....to your neighbors, thus the "dog bowl" fix.
What bit did you use in dremel to cut. I want to make 1 as very good idea plus change bulb as 40 yrs old and still works. I don't like scare lite but wife turns on all the time. This way makes useable. Thks. to RLS and Rich for this fix.
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I used a dremmel thin metal cutting wheel. They're really fragile, so a gentle hand is required. But they make short work of it. They have tubes of them plus the arbor at HD here in Oswego.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:19 PM   #22
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Can you use a scare light as a backup light? I want to install LED backup lights and these look like a good use for these. Any idea what one cost?
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Can you use a scare light as a backup light? I want to install LED backup lights and these look like a good use for these. Any idea what one cost?
Which taillights are on your unit? Does it presently have back up lights?

They're $25 but that's without the retaining ring

http://led4rv.com/index.php?main_pag...60tdtuo9thmii0

There may be a better way for BUs. I know you don't have the same taillights as mine, but I removed the weak, no reflector 1156 bulb in mine and replaced with the brightest 1156 base led I could find. In addition, and totally by coincidence, I used the cutouts from the dog bowl cover as reflectors. I glued them behind the bulb and now I have really bright, much better focused backup lights which help greatly when backing in a site at night.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:56 PM   #24
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Here is what I did to keep it from projecting the light.
I saw your post a while ago, and picked up a 6" dog dish.
but it was too small for my light.
So, I traded it for and 8" one. Picked it up yesterday.
Now can work on it at my leisure.
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My lens was melted when I bought the trailer and they replaced it then, I found it was cracked when installed. I bought a new lens and got the advertised brightest LED bulb for the fitting I could find. It does not answer the "diffuse" issue for some but the replacement by mere lens and LED bulb worked for me.
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Which taillights are on your unit? Does it presently have back up lights?

They're $25 but that's without the retaining ring

http://led4rv.com/index.php?main_pag...60tdtuo9thmii0

There may be a better way for BUs. I know you don't have the same taillights as mine, but I removed the weak, no reflector 1156 bulb in mine and replaced with the brightest 1156 base led I could find. In addition, and totally by coincidence, I used the cutouts from the dog bowl cover as reflectors. I glued them behind the bulb and now I have really bright, much better focused backup lights which help greatly when backing in a site at night.
I have a 2012 Eddie Bauer with signal and stop lamps only. I did not realize some AS had back ups already. I am just looking for something that looks factory in bright LED and not a bumper bolt on. I wonder if there is wiring in there for backups?
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I saw your post a while ago, and picked up a 6" dog dish.
but it was too small for my light.
So, I traded it for and 8" one. Picked it up yesterday.
Now can work on it at my leisure.
RLS. Looks like you started something.
Here's mine that I attached today.
(Had to use an 8" dish, as 6" was too small, and 7" not available.)
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